An SEM image of a kidney stone - Kevin Mackenzie

An SEM image of a kidney stone - Kevin Mackenzie

zerostatereflex:

'Robo-suit' lets man lift 100kg

It’s happening fast. Robotic suits are coming.

saprobe:

puffball mushroom

saprobe:

puffball mushroom

mineralists:

Vanadinite

mineralists:

Vanadinite

"This is the clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made, courtesy of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope."

"This is the clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made, courtesy of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope."

rhamphotheca:

Sea Snake Dries to a Crisp Before Rehydrating
by Jennifer Viegas
Scientists have discovered a sea snake that dehydrates for several months before reconstituting itself after heavy rains, according to a new study.
The sea snake, called Hydrophis platurus or the yellow-bellied sea snake, is described in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It lives in the salty seawater of the eastern Pacific Ocean and would seemingly become pickled, but several things can protect it from saltwater damage.
“Survival depends on a high tolerance to dehydration, slow rates of water loss in seawater, a capacity to eliminate some amount of excess salts because of salt glands these animals possess in addition to the kidney, and the skin is not permeable to sodium, so no update occurs via this route,” lead author Harvey Lillywhite told Discovery News…
(read more: Discovery News)
photo: Joseph Pfaller

rhamphotheca:

Sea Snake Dries to a Crisp Before Rehydrating

by Jennifer Viegas

Scientists have discovered a sea snake that dehydrates for several months before reconstituting itself after heavy rains, according to a new study.

The sea snake, called Hydrophis platurus or the yellow-bellied sea snake, is described in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It lives in the salty seawater of the eastern Pacific Ocean and would seemingly become pickled, but several things can protect it from saltwater damage.

“Survival depends on a high tolerance to dehydration, slow rates of water loss in seawater, a capacity to eliminate some amount of excess salts because of salt glands these animals possess in addition to the kidney, and the skin is not permeable to sodium, so no update occurs via this route,” lead author Harvey Lillywhite told Discovery News…

(read more: Discovery News)

photo: Joseph Pfaller

Created by graphic designer Margot Trudell. You can see more of her work on SFS by checking her tag.

Created by graphic designer Margot Trudell. You can see more of her work on SFS by checking her tag.

This is a bubble chart featuring the moons of our solar system. The artist, Dan Matutina, chose this subject because he was “born on the same day (though not the same year) as the Moon Landing.”

This is a bubble chart featuring the moons of our solar system. The artist, Dan Matutina, chose this subject because he was “born on the same day (though not the same year) as the Moon Landing.”

These graphics are part of a project called OMGSpace by the skilled designer Margot Trudell. This is part 3 of 3 on SFS with Ms. Trudell’s work. You can find her collection on SFS by going to her tag.

You can find her OMGSpace collection with descriptionshere and, when you fall in love you can buy prints!

Antarctica. Found through Science Porn on Twitter.

Antarctica. Found through Science Porn on Twitter.

These graphics are part of a project called OMGSpace by the skilled designer Margot Trudell. This is part 2 of 3 on SFS with Ms. Trudell’s work. You can find her collection on SFS by going to her tag.

You can find her OMGSpace collection with descriptions here and, when you fall in love, you can buy prints!

These graphics are part of a project called OMGSpace by the skilled designer Margot Trudell. This is part 1 of 3 with Ms. Trudell’s work. You can find the rest of her collection on SFS by going to her tag

You can find her OMGSpace collection with descriptions here and, if you’ve fallen in love, you can buy prints!