Scientists have identified 180 species of bioluminescent fish and, because they know there are more and can’t swim to the bottom of the ocean to find them, they have built the EXOSUIT, an aluminium alloy diving suit capable of taking a human 304 metres underwater at surface pressure. The EXOSUIT has an oxygen system with 50 hours of life support and LED lights for full visibility.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1eABe20 via Gizmodo
Can you tell the time?
You might think that telling the time is a simple thing. The hour hand and the minute hand. Simple right? Well, its more complicated than that really. Time is not fixed at a constant rate, depending on where you are in space, time passes at different rates. But also your brain likes to warp time. But how does this benefit you?
Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers recorded the first video of chemical reactions morphing into memories. The scientists used green fluorescent tags on RNA molecules in a mouse brain and stimulated to neurons to see how they formed memories in real time.
Read more about the study and watch the video:http://bit.ly/1mYPMsn via Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Image: Zeiss Microscopy
The preserved head of an infant wearing a traditional Turkish hat and ruff by Dutch botanist and anatomist Frederik Ruysch c.1720.
(Photograph: Museum Bleulandinum, University Medical Centre, Utrecht)
Sorry for lack of posts, my head is like splitting in two right now with an intense migraine :P
This is Seabreacher - an Orca-shaped watercraft that’s a cross between a jet-ski and a submarine. Also available in hammerhead and great white shark designs, Seabreacher can dive under the water at 60km/h and then “leap” into the sky. Just another case of nature inspiring design.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1bKFcUp via The Age
Fact of the Day:
The Department of Forensic Medicine at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland holds a collection of formaldehyde preserved tattoos taken from local prisoners and other autopsy subjects at the turn of the 20th century. The collection was created in an attempt to decipher connections and coded language between criminals which could determine traits, history, place of residence, criminal group and even temper.
(Photograph copyright: Katarzyna Mirczak)
Via All Science All the Tine’s new page, Science That:
So, it’s 2014, and astronomy is looking really good this year! In fact, we’ve gone ahead and put together some of the most notable events right here for you, courtesy of Universe Today. Be sure to mark your calendars and keep your eyes on the sky! One of the most exciting events may be a possible meteor shower, courtesy of the remains of would-be comet of the century ISON. Want more? Find all 101 Astronomical events of 2014 here:
Credits for images used in graphic:
Top row, right to left:
1) Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
2) David Kingham/DavidKinghamPhotography
3) ESO/Y. Beletsky, http://www.eso.org/public/images/yb_vlt_moon_cnn_cc/
Bottom row, right to left:
3) iStockphoto.com/Simon Podgorsek