Jupiter Structural Layer Cake

Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs loves science and baking. One would have to, to devote the time, skill, and artistry necessary to this Jupiter cake she made. Icing the atmosphere alone took eight hours! But that’s not the extent of the realism. The inside of the cake is also as accurate as we know about Jupiter.

Jupiter Structural Layer Cake

Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs loves science and baking. One would have to, to devote the time, skill, and artistry necessary to this Jupiter cake she made. Icing the atmosphere alone took eight hours! But that’s not the extent of the realism. The inside of the cake is also as accurate as we know about Jupiter.

Posted 11 months ago
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Someone Please Help

Someone Please Help

Posted 1 year ago
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The Battle of Gettysburg Interactive Map 

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 150 years ago, and is considered by many to be the turning point of the Civil War. By marrying the magic of cartography and technology, we can put ourselves in the places of General George Meade of the Union army and Confederate general Robert E. Lee as they planned their respective movements around the limitations of the era and the terrain. Anne Kelly Knowles explains the map features.

The Battle of Gettysburg Interactive Map

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 150 years ago, and is considered by many to be the turning point of the Civil War. By marrying the magic of cartography and technology, we can put ourselves in the places of General George Meade of the Union army and Confederate general Robert E. Lee as they planned their respective movements around the limitations of the era and the terrain. Anne Kelly Knowles explains the map features.

Posted 1 year ago
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Botanical Blueprints by Macoto Murayama

Botanical Blueprints by Macoto Murayama

Posted 1 year ago
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See Inside a Butterfly Chrysalis 

Just like everyone else, you learned about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly (or moth) inside a chrysalis (or cocoon) and you desperately tried to envision what happens inside and what it looks like. Scientists who’ve opened a lot of chrysalises will tell you the caterpillar turns to goop and then a butterfly, but that’s not completely accurate, and the process of opening one destroys the structure anyway.

See Inside a Butterfly Chrysalis

Just like everyone else, you learned about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly (or moth) inside a chrysalis (or cocoon) and you desperately tried to envision what happens inside and what it looks like. Scientists who’ve opened a lot of chrysalises will tell you the caterpillar turns to goop and then a butterfly, but that’s not completely accurate, and the process of opening one destroys the structure anyway.

Posted 1 year ago
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City Plates

City Plates are 12-inch porcelain plates that have grid maps of 24 different cities on them, from Boston to Brasilia to Berlin.

City Plates

City Plates are 12-inch porcelain plates that have grid maps of 24 different cities on them, from Boston to Brasilia to Berlin.

Posted 1 year ago
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Doomsday Map of Seattle 

The bad news is that Seattle has been destroyed and civilization is in ruins. The good news is that you’ve survived - and thanks to local artist Tony Dowler, you know where not to go in post-apocalyptic Seattle.
Tony has drawn the Seattle Doomsday Map (and a book called “Dee Dee’s Doomsday Guide to Seattle”), in which he reimagined The Emerald City after the Apocalypse.

Doomsday Map of Seattle

The bad news is that Seattle has been destroyed and civilization is in ruins. The good news is that you’ve survived - and thanks to local artist Tony Dowler, you know where not to go in post-apocalyptic Seattle.

Tony has drawn the Seattle Doomsday Map (and a book called “Dee Dee’s Doomsday Guide to Seattle”), in which he reimagined The Emerald City after the Apocalypse.

Posted 1 year ago
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6-Month Pinhole Exposure Made with a Beer Can

The equipment is very simple – an empty beer can with the top removed and a hole made with a needle or pin, a card lid for the can held on with gaffer tape, and a sheet of 5”x7” black and white photographic paper inside. To make a six-month long exposure the camera needs to be pointing south towards the sun.

via Junkculture | Photographer’s Website

6-Month Pinhole Exposure Made with a Beer Can

The equipment is very simple – an empty beer can with the top removed and a hole made with a needle or pin, a card lid for the can held on with gaffer tape, and a sheet of 5”x7” black and white photographic paper inside. To make a six-month long exposure the camera needs to be pointing south towards the sun.

via Junkculture | Photographer’s Website

Posted 1 year ago
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The Science Behind Beatboxing

Using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice to generate sounds that one might never expect to come from the human body is the specialty of the artists known as beatboxers. Now scientists have used scanners to peer into a beatboxer as he performed his craft to reveal the secrets of this mysterious art.

The Science Behind Beatboxing

Using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice to generate sounds that one might never expect to come from the human body is the specialty of the artists known as beatboxers. Now scientists have used scanners to peer into a beatboxer as he performed his craft to reveal the secrets of this mysterious art.

Posted 1 year ago
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Star Wars Trilogy Map Illustrations

Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the original Star Wars films to follow these three new maps created for a gallery show from Andrew DeGraff and Bennett Slater opening Saturday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Star Wars Trilogy Map Illustrations

Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the original Star Wars films to follow these three new maps created for a gallery show from Andrew DeGraff and Bennett Slater opening Saturday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Posted 1 year ago
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A Comprehensive, Interactive Chart of Zeus’s Affairs

The Greek god Zeus was a busy fellow and a shameless adulterer. It would be hard for him, let alone us us, to keep track of his affairs. This chart, made by Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin and Elisa Zamarian, attempts to visualize of all of his indiscretions as well as the children he sired from them.

A Comprehensive, Interactive Chart of Zeus’s Affairs

The Greek god Zeus was a busy fellow and a shameless adulterer. It would be hard for him, let alone us us, to keep track of his affairs. This chart, made by Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin and Elisa Zamarian, attempts to visualize of all of his indiscretions as well as the children he sired from them.

Posted 1 year ago
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Heroes of Science Action Figures

DeviantART member datazoid, otherwise known as Russel Gawthorpe, created this collection of science action figures photographically. They are based on Star Trek action figures with details added digitally. Too bad they aren’t available to buy! Datazoid admits there are many other scientists who deserve to be included. He limited them to 20th-century non-medical figures to keep the number manageable.

Heroes of Science Action Figures

DeviantART member datazoid, otherwise known as Russel Gawthorpe, created this collection of science action figures photographically. They are based on Star Trek action figures with details added digitally. Too bad they aren’t available to buy! Datazoid admits there are many other scientists who deserve to be included. He limited them to 20th-century non-medical figures to keep the number manageable.

Posted 1 year ago
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Quantum Physics Experiment Shows Light Behaving as a Wave and a Particle Simultaneously

Damn you, quantum physics! Just as we got used to the mind-boggling fact that light can act as either a wave OR as a particle, a new quantum physics experiment has shown that it can act like a wave AND a particle at the same time.

Quantum Physics Experiment Shows Light Behaving as a Wave and a Particle Simultaneously

Damn you, quantum physics! Just as we got used to the mind-boggling fact that light can act as either a wave OR as a particle, a new quantum physics experiment has shown that it can act like a wave AND a particle at the same time.

Posted 1 year ago
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Slightly depressing.
The Life Stages of Roberts

Slightly depressing.

The Life Stages of Roberts

Posted 1 year ago
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Scarf Charting the Population of Russia over Time

You’re looking at a bar chart showing the growth of Russia’s population from the years 1500 to 2000.

Scarf Charting the Population of Russia over Time

You’re looking at a bar chart showing the growth of Russia’s population from the years 1500 to 2000.

Posted 1 year ago
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