Tag Archives: structure

Why Is Glass Transparent?

Why is glass transparent? An excellent little TED-Ed video, with the science behind it by Mark Miodownik. “If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something … Continue reading

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Pluck Dissection

“A dissection of a sheep pluck, showing the relative positions of the trachea, lungs and heart. This dissection focuses on the function of the breathing system.” (YouTube) Another excellent demonstration by ScienceDemo.org and Alom Shaha. It’s clearly explained, detailing the … Continue reading

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io9 – The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2013

io9 have compiled a fantastic list of their most amazing science images of 2013. What’s even better though, is that many of them are animated gifs, which can often enhance the original images a fair deal. I’ve mentioned a few … Continue reading

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Direct Imaging Of Covalent Bond Structure

“For the first time, scientists have visually captured a molecule at single-atom resolution in the act of rearranging its bonds. The images look startlingly similar to the stick diagrams in chemistry textbooks.” (Wired) These new images (published in Science) of … Continue reading

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30 Beautiful Abandoned Places

There are some structures and buildings in the world that once experienced a wealth of activity but, for one reason or another, have fallen into disrepair and been abandoned. Over at My Science Academy, they have a collection of 30 … Continue reading

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Solve Puzzles for Science – Foldit Part 3

Players of Foldit have once again optimally redesigned a protein, giving it an 18-fold higher activity than the original design by the scientists. The paper, published in Nature Biotechnology, explains how: “Players of the online game Foldit were challenged to remodel the … Continue reading

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Solve Puzzles for Science – Foldit

Foldit – Solve Puzzles for Science. How awesome a tagline is that? Sounds very Portal-esque too, which is only a good thing. The basic premise of the game is to fold proteins into their most efficient shape. This involves making … Continue reading

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