Firefighters can put out car fires quickly by cutting oxygen with this blanket. Follow @science.feed for more!
This is how protein (kinesin) moving on microtubule within your body. - 🦠The molecular architecture of cells provides the basis of life itself. The term “protein kinesis” was developed to describe the various aspects of how cells direct proteins to specific targets and modulate interactions among their intracellular organelles. Protein kinesis has relevance in understanding how various subcellular compartments are generated; how reactions are compartmentalized in order to control metabolic processes; how proteins move from their site of synthesis to their site of action; and how the amounts and locations of particular proteins are controlled during development, during the cell cycle, and in healthy and diseased cells. - Follow @science.feed for more!
This piece of art is amazing! Volume Up! - 🔊In physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid. In human physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain. - Via @et_glass Follow @science.feed for more!
Mesmerizing reconstructions of long-lost human ancestors (6 million years) created using fossil discoveries and forensic techniques. - 🧬 Evolution by natural selection is one of the best substantiated theories in the history of science, supported by evidence from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including paleontology, geology, genetics and developmental biology. - 🧬 The theory has two main points, said Brian Richmond, curator of human origins at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. "All life on Earth is connected and related to each other. And this diversity of life is a product of modifications of populations by natural selection, where some traits were favored in and environment over others." he said. - Via @john_gurche_paleoart Follow @science.feed for more!
Playing with magnets 🧲 Via u/sirmakoto (reddit) Follow @science.feed for more!
Hydrochloric acid added to magnesium hydroxide with a universal color indicator. Follow @science.feed for more!
Wait until the end! This video shows the thermal disposal of a C4 Trident I first stage rocket motor in Utah. This rocket motor contains approximately 38,000 pounds of HD 1.1 propellant (this means it has the potential to detonate and create a large shockwave). If you watch closely you will see a shadow of the shockwave move across the ground before it hits the camera. via teterfilm (YouTube) Follow @science.feed for more!
If your ears could hear what @nasahubble sees it might sound something like this. Sound On! - 🔊 Space becomes "sonified" in this visualization of a cluster of galaxies imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 hertz. Objects near the bottom of the image produce lower notes, while those near the top produce higher ones. Most of the visible specks are galaxies housing countless stars. A few individual stars shine brightly in the foreground. Stars and compact galaxies create short, clear tones, while sprawling spiral galaxies emit longer notes that change pitch. The higher density of galaxies near the center of the image — the heart of this galaxy cluster, known as RXC J0142.9+4438 — results in a swell of mid-range tones halfway through the video. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3 acquired this image on Aug. 13, 2018. - Via NASA (YouTube) Follow @science.feed for more!
Turtle coming out of hibernation! 🐢 This turtle hadn't actually just woken up from hibernation. Rather, she had just emerged from more than two weeks in the muddy earth by a lake that had dried up. Via Timothy C. Roth (Photographer) Follow @science.feed for more!
Volume Up! 🔈 Howling is the most direct way of communicating across long distances, and is especially important in areas where wolf territories are vast. A howl can communicate things like a wolf’s location, warnings about predators, and the position of prey. Wolves howl for more reasons than we'll ever know. They even have daily howling choruses with their own packs, which can be one way of strengthening member bonds. Follow @science.feed for more!