My nerdy thoughts and ramblings, mostly coming from my tumblr.
This fluorescence micrograph shows the vascular system of a developing chicken embryo, two days after fertilization. Injecting fluorescent dextran revealed the entire vasculature used by the embryo to feed itself from the rich yolk inside the egg. VINCENT PASQUEE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
OOBLECK. This stuff is amazing. Mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. To color oobleck, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before adding to the cornstarch. Takes some effort to mix the water and cornstarch. Oobleck defies Newton’s third law of motion–for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you quickly smack oobleck with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move oobleck it reacts like a liquid....
Ferienne by Afiq Omar. Ferienne is the third installment of an ongoing experimental study on fluid dynamics, magnetism and cymatics. These invisible forces of nature are then made visible through various liquids and mixtures, and they form patterns that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.
This CymaGlyph demonstrates the clear link between sound and life. When a spherical area of fluid is vibrated at pure “Diatonic” sound frequencies, geometric forms emerge inside the fluid. The pentagon contains phi, the golden mean, the ratio 1: 1.618, which is prevalent throughout all life.