blamoscience:

These Pollia condensata berries are so colorful that they might have been picked minutes ago. In fact, they were gathered in 1974. Like beetles and butterflies, their color comes not from pigments but from the refractive geometries of their surface coverings, which don’t degrade over time. (Some beetle colors even shine true after nearly 50 million years.) Researchers say that P. condensata's blue is the most intense color in the natural world.
Image: Vignolini et al./PNAS

blamoscience:

These Pollia condensata berries are so colorful that they might have been picked minutes ago. In fact, they were gathered in 1974. Like beetles and butterflies, their color comes not from pigments but from the refractive geometries of their surface coverings, which don’t degrade over time. (Some beetle colors even shine true after nearly 50 million years.) Researchers say that P. condensata's blue is the most intense color in the natural world.

Image: Vignolini et al./PNAS

like-wildfire:

Neuronal Network by Zhong Hua
Captured by Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine grad student Zhong Hua, courtesy of Nikon’s Small World project, this image depicts fluorescent neurons in the peripheral nervous system of an embryonic mouse under a light microscope.

like-wildfire:

Neuronal Network by Zhong Hua

Captured by Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine grad student Zhong Hua, courtesy of Nikon’s Small World projectthis image depicts fluorescent neurons in the peripheral nervous system of an embryonic mouse under a light microscope.

(via cytofocus)

Amazing resonance experiment with salt

Using a vibrating metal plate connected to tone generator, Scientist Bruss Pup performs scientific magic by seemingly controlling and manipulating grains of salt to dance in specific patterns

(Source: gifcraft, via despicable-blog)

cupthong:

Human cheek cells, Elodea cells, and Onion cells

(Source: beyoncempire, via fuckyeahsciencegasm)

heythereuniverse:

Hippocampus | Tamily Weissman

"Brainbow" mice are engineered with a gene that includes three different fluorescent proteins, but only one color is actually expressed from each copy of the DNA construct. Pairs of "incompatible lox sites" are nested around different portions of the gene, allowing for recombination to snip out different parts of the gene randomly. Depending on what DNA is excised, a different color results.

heythereuniverse:

Skeletal preparation of a turtle | ZEISS Microscopy

jtotheizzoe:

myampgoesto11:

Microscopic images of plants by Fernan Federici

Oh, tiny garden. How pretty thou art.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Turbulence is an excellent mixer. Here two fluorescent dyes are injected into a turbulent water jet. Flow is from the bottom of the image toward the top. The dyes are quickly mixed into the background fluid by momentum convection, their concentration decreasing with increased distance from the source. Large-scale structures like the eddies visible in this image drive this convection of momentum in turbulent flows. In contrast, consider laminar flows, where momentum and molecular diffusion dominate how fluids move. In such laminar flows, it’s even possible to unmix two fluids, a feat that cannot be accomplished in the jet above. (Photo credit: M. Kree et al.; via @AIP_Publishing)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Turbulence is an excellent mixer. Here two fluorescent dyes are injected into a turbulent water jet. Flow is from the bottom of the image toward the top. The dyes are quickly mixed into the background fluid by momentum convection, their concentration decreasing with increased distance from the source. Large-scale structures like the eddies visible in this image drive this convection of momentum in turbulent flows. In contrast, consider laminar flows, where momentum and molecular diffusion dominate how fluids move. In such laminar flows, it’s even possible to unmix two fluids, a feat that cannot be accomplished in the jet above. (Photo credit: M. Kree et al.; via @AIP_Publishing)

gunsandposes:

The Moon on December 7, 1992, in a false-color mosaic built from 53 images taken through spectral filters by Galileo’s imaging system as the space probe flew over the northern lunar regions: “Bright pinkish areas are highlands materials, such as those surrounding the oval lava-filled Crisium impact basin toward the bottom of the picture. Blue to orange shades indicate volcanic lava flows. To the left of Crisium, the dark blue Mare Tranquillitatis is richer in titanium than the green and orange maria above it. Thin mineral-rich soils associated with relatively recent impacts are represented by light blue colors; the youngest craters have prominent blue rays extending from them.” (via)

gunsandposes:

The Moon on December 7, 1992, in a false-color mosaic built from 53 images taken through spectral filters by Galileo’s imaging system as the space probe flew over the northern lunar regions: “Bright pinkish areas are highlands materials, such as those surrounding the oval lava-filled Crisium impact basin toward the bottom of the picture. Blue to orange shades indicate volcanic lava flows. To the left of Crisium, the dark blue Mare Tranquillitatis is richer in titanium than the green and orange maria above it. Thin mineral-rich soils associated with relatively recent impacts are represented by light blue colors; the youngest craters have prominent blue rays extending from them.” (via)

(via n-a-s-a)

logikblok-science:

Bees Close Up.

There are over 20,000 species of Bees either in solitary existence or within social communities and they are possibly one of the most important insects to us as a species. More on Bees here, here and here.

Source: US Geographical Survey Bee Monitoring

(Source: logikblok-blog)