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nprmusic:

Tell me if you’ve heard this one: Two scientists walk into a metal show, and notice that fans behave like molecules in a gas.
#mosh pit   #Science   #metal  

(Source: comedycentral)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The flames surrounding a burning tree stump flicker and billow in this image from photographer Serdar Ozturk. The chaotic motion of the flames is indicative of turbulence, a state of fluid flow known for its many scales. Note the range of lengthscales and structures in the fire. In turbulent flows, kinetic energy cascades from large scales, like the width of the top of the plume, down to the small scales, which may be even smaller than the wisps of flame at the edges of the fire. At the largest scales, the structures and behaviors we observe are all flow- and geometry-dependent, but theory predicts that, at the smallest scales, all turbulent flows look the same. (Photo credit: trashhand/Serdar Ozturk)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The flames surrounding a burning tree stump flicker and billow in this image from photographer Serdar Ozturk. The chaotic motion of the flames is indicative of turbulence, a state of fluid flow known for its many scales. Note the range of lengthscales and structures in the fire. In turbulent flows, kinetic energy cascades from large scales, like the width of the top of the plume, down to the small scales, which may be even smaller than the wisps of flame at the edges of the fire. At the largest scales, the structures and behaviors we observe are all flow- and geometry-dependent, but theory predicts that, at the smallest scales, all turbulent flows look the same. (Photo credit: trashhand/Serdar Ozturk)

brittanylovely:

Say Happy Birthday to one of my heroes. Bill Nye is 57 and still holding it down as the CEO of the Planetary Society, one of my favorite organizations!

brittanylovely:

Say Happy Birthday to one of my heroes. Bill Nye is 57 and still holding it down as the CEO of the Planetary Society, one of my favorite organizations!

theatlantic:

From Heroes to Humans: The Totally Regular People Who Landed a Robot on Mars

Yesterday afternoon, a group of the scientists and engineers orchestrating NASA’s Curiosity mission got together to do an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. They got — and answered — questions about the mission itself, about the engineering that went into the Curiosity rover, about the lifestyle the mission requires of them. (For example: They reset their alarm clocks by 40 minutes every day to keep Mars time.)
The many exchanges of the AMA were, unsurprisingly, informative and illustrative and educational. But my favorite was, practically speaking, none of those things. It went like this:

Shorter version: “Hey, congrats on the robot you helped land on Mars, and everything! Also, you still have that algebra book I loaned you eight years ago. I don’t want it back, or anything, but just FYI.”

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And yet the exchange, for all its absurdity and awkwardness, was also totally charming. And illustrative. And human. It was a reminder of the wonderful ordinariness — not the averageness, of course, but the ordinariness — of the people who worked together to land Curiosity on Mars.

theatlantic:

From Heroes to Humans: The Totally Regular People Who Landed a Robot on Mars

Yesterday afternoon, a group of the scientists and engineers orchestrating NASA’s Curiosity mission got together to do an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. They got — and answered — questions about the mission itself, about the engineering that went into the Curiosity rover, about the lifestyle the mission requires of them. (For example: They reset their alarm clocks by 40 minutes every day to keep Mars time.)

The many exchanges of the AMA were, unsurprisingly, informative and illustrative and educational. But my favorite was, practically speaking, none of those things. It went like this:

Shorter version: “Hey, congrats on the robot you helped land on Mars, and everything! Also, you still have that algebra book I loaned you eight years ago. I don’t want it back, or anything, but just FYI.”

Read more.

And yet the exchange, for all its absurdity and awkwardness, was also totally charming. And illustrative. And human. It was a reminder of the wonderful ordinariness — not the averageness, of course, but the ordinariness — of the people who worked together to land Curiosity on Mars.

#NASA   #Curiosity   #Space   #Science   #Tech   #Reddit   #AMA  
fuckyeahspaceexploration:

1,468 posts and I still cannot comprehend the fact that we have sent people into space.

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

1,468 posts and I still cannot comprehend the fact that we have sent people into space.

#space   #science  
fuckyeahspaceexploration:

YEAH!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

YEAH!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

#space   #science   #mars