Current position of the ISS 7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with... #7. Ferrofluids What do you get when you suspend nanoparticles of iron compounds in a colloidal solution of water, oil and a surfactant? A ferrofluid is a liquid that reacts to magnetic fields in trippy ways that make you think that science is both magical and potentially evil. Tell us that didn't look like the birth of the most sinister dildo ever. What happens is that when a magnetic field is applied to the fluid, the particles of iron compound inside align to it. What the Hell is it Used For? #6. It's not the brick in the picture up there, it's the stuff under the brick. Every once in a while, science rules. #5.
PIETER HUGO - Photographer Clipmark - StumbleUpon Windows to the Universe Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story' | Science A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, shares his thoughts on death, human purpose and our chance existence in an exclusive interview with the Guardian today. The incurable illness was expected to kill Hawking within a few years of its symptoms arising, an outlook that turned the young scientist to Wagner, but ultimately led him to enjoy life more, he has said, despite the cloud hanging over his future. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. The book sold a reported 9 million copies and propelled the physicist to instant stardom.
Magnetic Fields: Made Visible in Video - Technology Semiconductor created "Magnetic Movie" to make magnetic fields visible. Some background: The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Great questions! Via Beautiful Decay Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics] Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” That’s sad, but much of New Orleans has not been restored to her former glory. Welcome to Zombie Land kids! Chained dreams of fun at Six Flags New Orleans, abandoned Jazzland – that’s what Six Flags opened as “Jazzland” in 2000. Some photographers can see past the lifeless amusement park’s decay and desolation, showing us that there is still a chance the place could be cheery and not cheerless. Like a Bad Dream. Just in case you don’t know the scoop on what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Six Flags, this photo is of New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 14, 2005. Once upon a time, Six Flags was filled with children’s laughter – but now it’s sad, silent, and surreal. No lines for dead rides. Watch out for that tree! No one wants a ride?
Multimedia Gallery: WISE Image Data Service Steps to finding color images from WISE using the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive: Visit the WISE Image Archive These instructions are meant simply to help you find WISE images of “fixed” objects in the sky (not Solar System objects) in the archive. Clicking on the question mark in the upper right will get you to the help pages for the WISE Archive. Step 1 - Determine the name or coordinates of an object you wish to view You can search by name or coordinates for stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Name: common name or catalog name will be identified by either the NED or SIMBAD astronomical online databases. Coordinates: You may use equatorial coordinates (Equinox 2000 is assumed unless otherwise stated, e.g. Example: (enter any one of the following names or coordinates to see the same object): Messier 81, m81, NGC 3031, n3031, UGC 05318, or 09h55m33.1730s +69d03m55.061s 09 55 33.1730 69 03 55.061 147.8637519 69.3022964 equ b1950 148.8882208 69.0652947 equ j2000 142.0918406 40.9001409 gal