Junho 19th, 2013

Mandelbrot / Julia sets

Mandelbrot / Julia

(Fonte: 9GAG)

Junho 4th, 2013

bhagatkapil:

Science Day in India, posting whole series of Scientists, their inventions or discoveries.

Shop: http://society6.com/KapilBhagat

Abril 25th, 2013

Inelastic collision
cats & science

Inelastic collision

cats & science

Outubro 21st, 2012

science ROX

science ROX

Outubro 3rd, 2012

comicsforever:

Welcome To Science // artwork by Gavin Aung Than and Phil Plaint (2012)

Very few times I find something that mixes reason and comics in such an intelligent way, artist Gavin Than has brought to life the words of renowned Astronomer Phil Plaint in such an intelligent fashion that it’ hard to ignore. Science IS the tool that will make us conquer the stars indeed.

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Agosto 14th, 2012
that’s why my tumblr is not a famous one…

that’s why my tumblr is not a famous one…

Agosto 7th, 2012
ikenbot:

Hypatia of Alexandria
‘Influential Women of Astronomy’
Image: Hypatia as played in the film Agora by Rachel Weisz
Sixteen hundred years ago, Hypatia became one of the world’s leading scholars in mathematics and astronomy. Hypatia’s legendary knowledge, modesty, and public speaking ability flourished during the era of the Great Library of Alexandria.
Hypatia is credited with contributions to geometry and astrometry, and she is thought instrumental in the development of the sky-measuring astrolabe.
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all,” Hypatia is credited with saying.
“To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing.” — Hypatia of Alexandria

ikenbot:

Hypatia of Alexandria

‘Influential Women of Astronomy’

Image: Hypatia as played in the film Agora by Rachel Weisz

Sixteen hundred years ago, Hypatia became one of the world’s leading scholars in mathematics and astronomy. Hypatia’s legendary knowledge, modesty, and public speaking ability flourished during the era of the Great Library of Alexandria.

Hypatia is credited with contributions to geometry and astrometry, and she is thought instrumental in the development of the sky-measuring astrolabe.

“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all,” Hypatia is credited with saying.

“To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing.”Hypatia of Alexandria

(Fonte: kenobi-wan-obi, via scinerds)

Junho 8th, 2012
LOL extreme!!

LOL extreme!!

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Junho 4th, 2012
Maio 31st, 2012

sagansense:

How To Measure The Universe

Measuring distance doesn’t sound like a very challenging thing to do — just pick your standard unit of choice and corresponding tool calibrated to it, and see how the numbers add up. Use a meter stick, a tape measure, or perhaps take a drive, and you can get a fairly accurate answer. But in astronomy, where the distances are vast and there’s no way to take measurements in person, how do scientists know how far this is from that and what’s going where?

Luckily there are ways to figure such things out, and the methods that astronomers use are surprisingly familiar to things we experience every day.

The video above is shared by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and shows how geometry, physics and things called “standard candles” (brilliant!) allow scientists to measure distances on cosmic scales.

Just in time for the upcoming transit of Venus, an event which also allows for some important measurements to be made of distances in our solar system, the video is part of a series of free presentations the Observatory is currently giving regarding our place in the Universe and how astronomers over the centuries have measured how oh-so-far it really is from here to there.

Video credits:
Design and direction: Richard Hogg
Animation: Robert Milne, Ross Philips, Kwok Fung Lam
Music and sound effects: George Demure
Narration and Astro-smarts: Dr. Olivia Johnson
Producer: Henry Holland