Microscopic Images of Alcoholic Drinks All of these impressive photos of alcoholic beverages under a microscope uncover the elements that make up some of our preferred tipples. Similar to photos of snowflakes, each and every beverage is unique, while observed below when zoomed about 1, 000 times under a high tech lab microscope. Created by United States company Bevshots, these are available as artworks for potential buyers which recognize the concealed beauty of alcoholic beverages. Catching the small elements that define most popular drinks such as vodka, pina colada and Chablis. "What you can see in the magnified pictures are the crystalised carbohydrates that have become sugars and glucose, " described Lester Hutt, 35, the founder of Bevshots. He describes, "Each image was created by using a pipette of each particular drink and squeezing a drop onto a slide. Vodka and tonic Whiskey Vodka Tequila Sake Pina Colada Martini Dry Martini Champagne Red wine German Pilsner inevitable Coca Cola
Business of Life: Science/ wonders Archives April 3, 2014 Joanne Milne hears birdsong and a child's voice for the first time We all take things too much for granted which we only realize when we hear a story like that of Joanne Milne. This is the magical moment a woman who has been deaf since birth was able to hear for the very first time after having electronic implants in her ears switched on. Joanne Milne, 40, burst into tears when the sound of a nurse reciting the days of the week introduced her to a sensory world denied to her throughout her life. The elation of hearing birdsong, a gurgling tap and a child's voice: In an emotional interview, Joanne, who was filmed hearing her first sound last week after being deaf from birth, reveals how it felt 'It was overwhelming. Posted by Jill Fallon at 2:28 PM | Permalink February 8, 2014 You always wondered and know you know it's the popping proteins Why do your fingers wrinkle in the bath? Posted by Jill Fallon at 11:59 AM | Permalink February 5, 2014 Stem cells - an incredible discovery
20 Most Amazing Microscope Shots These microscope pictures are taken from the book ‘ Microcosmos’, created by Brandon Brill . This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. 01 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip 02 – The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip 03 – Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin 04 – The surface of a strawberry 05 – Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue 06 – Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells 07 – The nylon hooks and loops of velcro 08 – Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains 09 -The weave of a nylon stocking 10 – The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth 11 – The head of a mosquito 12 – A human head louse clinging to a hair
Science ks1 & ks2 teaching resources The current national curriculum programmes of study for science at key stages 1 and 2 have been disapplied with effect from 1 September 2013 for pupils in years 3 and 4 and are no longer statutory in relation to those year groups. This means that schools are free to develop their own curriculums for science that best meet the needs of their pupils, in preparation for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014 Science remains a compulsory national curriculum subject at all 4 key stages, and the existing programmes of study and attainment targets remain statutory for pupils in years 1, 2, 5 and 6 in 2013 to 2014, because they will underpin the statutory key stage 1 and 2 tests in 2014 and 2015. New statutory programmes of study and attainment targets will be introduced from September 2014 for all year groups except years 2 and 6: for those year groups, the new curriculum will take effect from September 2015. For more information visit the DfE website: Word 2003
Macro Photography Inspiration by Bill Jones 34inShare I love the amazing details you can find in these shots. When we want to we can find a whole other world, the world of the small. Its a very alien looking world to say the least but a beautiful one at that. We would love for you to share your macro photography with our flickr group. Jimmy Hoffman Igor Siwanowicz Mikesi Robert Seber Alliec2007 Maculatus CathS Stavros Markopoulos Justin Dotson Peet13 Steve Wall Yavuz Sariyildiz Yvan Barbier William Houston Gudrun Ruf Robert Serber Onixa Martin Amm Mascha MeLissa Stolte Brian Valentine lordv Glynn McDonald Kristoffer Jonsson Alain Dejeaifve jciv Healzo Juza Marta Grzesiak Konaboy Ursula I Abresch Leon Baas LordV B. my-shots Krzysztof Dabrowski goldenorfe stocks photography Gecko_gr
Primary Teaching Resources Primary Teaching Resources Primary Booklet: Parts of a Plant and their Functions This topic introduces pupils to the basic parts of a flowering plant - the root, stem, leaf and flower. Primary Booklet: Living processes, and what plants need to grow Number 3 in an online version of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum. Primary Booklet: Reproduction and Life Cycles - Part 1 Number 1 in an online version of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum. Plants for Primary Pupils Booklets - Overview An introduction and overview of our six Plants for Primary Pupils booklets, which cover a wide range of topics on primary science, including plenty of opportunities to develop numeracy and literacy skills and to make cross-curricular links. Fruits, seeds and their dispersal This series of activities gives pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed.
20 Lovely Macro Photographs By Magdalena Wasiczek "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." ~ Rabindranath Tagore Photography by Magda Nikx Wasiczek physicscentral Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications. They’re not though. You can enjoy many more of Osokin’s impressive photographs (16 pages worth, at the moment) over on his LensArt.ru website. Andrew Osokin Photography [LensArt via The Curious Brain via Colossal] Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Osokin and used with permission
Science by Email | Phantom island, Treasure maps A research team on board Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel, Southern Surveyor, have made an unusual discovery: an island that isn’t there. We rely on maps all the time. Street directories and websites such as Google Maps help us to find our way around unfamiliar places, and help prevent us getting lost. In some situations, accurate maps are more than just a convenience – they are a necessity. ‘Sandy Island’ appeared on many maps, including Google Maps and some meteorological maps. The group of scientists from the University of Sydney, who were leading a research team on board Southern Surveyor, noticed the island wasn’t on the ship’s nautical charts, or on French government maps. It was late at night, around 10.30 pm when they arrived where Sandy Island was supposed to be. How this phantom island found its way onto so many maps is not yet clear. The mystery of Sandy Island shows how important it is to check sources of information. More information
High Speed Splash Photography High Speed Photography is great fun when combined with water, as you scroll through the photographs you’ll see how much creativity can be had with only a few simple requirements and understandings. High speed photography was the first photographic interest of mine, and created a basis for my desire to be more creative with my photography! I hope you find this of interest and drive you to learn more, which is easily done by clicking any photograph – this will bring you to all of the photographer’s work. The New Way by Cymaii If you’d like to know more about this technique or want more inspiration please follow the links: Martin Waugh Liquid Sculptures Water Splash Inspiration How to photograph Water Splashes Video Tutorial: Martin Waugh on Time Warp: Thank you to all the photographers that allow their photographs to be freely shared! All Photographs shown here are © Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike!
Web 2.0 Science Tools By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) www.explorelearning.com This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Google Google SketchUp Create, modify, and share 3-d models! St.
2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Nikon has just announced the winners of its annual Small World Photomicrography competition, and as you can see from these stunning photographs, bigger isn't always better. Show Full Text The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered. More info: Nikon Small World (h/t: demilked) Room 205