compoundchem:

Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

compoundchem:

Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.

Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

generalelectric:

Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

Interview with P. A. M. Dirac By Thomas S. Kuhn and Eugene Paul Wigner At Wigner’s home, Princeton, New Jersey April 1, l962

scienceisbeauty:

Mandatory reading for anyone interested in modern physics, the vision of one of its main precursors, Paul Dirac, interviewed by Thomas Kuhn and Eugene Wigner, nothing less.

About Dirac I always recomend this wonderful book from Graham Farmelo: The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom, and alternatively, this conference by the author:

h/t TRF

mapsontheweb:

Spread of the Black Death

mapsontheweb:

Spread of the Black Death

Dinner Guide to Saving the Ocean

crookedindifference:

pulitzercenter:

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I am that guy.

You know the one. When the waiter comes to the table to give the specials, I’m the one who needs to know where the snapper’s from, how the swordfish was caught, and whether the salmon is farm-raised. My brother generally starts…

mapsontheweb:

Seven Billions: The World Divided into Seven Regions, Each Home to One Billion People


North & South America, 0.97 billion
Europe & Southwestern Asia, 1.04 billion
Central & Northern Asia, 1.01 billion
Eastern Asia, 1.00 billion
Africa (minus Egypt), 1.02 billion
Southern Asia, 1.02 billion
Southeastern Asia & Oceania, 1.02 billion

mapsontheweb:

Seven Billions: The World Divided into Seven Regions, Each Home to One Billion People

  • North & South America, 0.97 billion
  • Europe & Southwestern Asia, 1.04 billion
  • Central & Northern Asia, 1.01 billion
  • Eastern Asia, 1.00 billion
  • Africa (minus Egypt), 1.02 billion
  • Southern Asia, 1.02 billion
  • Southeastern Asia & Oceania, 1.02 billion

(Source: weirdatlas.com)

scienceisbeauty:

The world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. Clever concept, I have always admired the Japanese.

Source: Lettuce see the future: Japanese farmer builds high-tech Indoor veggie factory (via GE Reports).

Shigeharu Shimamura shows his produce:

mapsontheweb:

The Grand Duchy of Finland in 1662

mapsontheweb:

The Grand Duchy of Finland in 1662

afootballreport:

Brazil vs. Germany, without Brazil

Brazil didn’t show up against Germany. So, naturally, here are Germany’s seven goals against Brazil in an alternate universe where Brazil literally didn’t show up.

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