Life With Awareness, Joseph Scheer
In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.
I am strong. I am powerful.
I can do anything. I am a winner.I am a fucking loser.
Pictures taken by Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen on board a research ship 1700 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa [ X ]
WHY ICEBERGS CAN HAVE COLORS AND STRIPES
Icebergs are formed from glacial ice that has built up from snow falling on the Antarctic continent over millennia; glacial ice consists of pure fresh water. The ice flows slowly to the coast and breaks off either from glaciers or from ice shelves.
As seawater is drawn deep under the ice shelves by the oceanic currents, it becomes super-cooled Under certain conditions it can freeze to the base of the ice shelf.
Because this ice is formed from seawater, it differs from the freshwater ice of the ice shelf. Often, the frozen seawater contains organic matter and minerals, causing it to have a different color and texture.
Thus icebergs broken off from the ice shelves may show layers of the pure blue-white glacial ice and greener ice formed from frozen seawater. As the bergs become fragmented and sculpted by the wind and waves, the different colored layers can develop striking patterns.
Pure glacial ice, too, can exhibit striking color patterns. This is thought to be a result of melting that can occur on the continent before the bergs break off. Crevasses high on the Antarctic plateau can fill with melt water and then refreeze, producing layering of blue ice within a white ice matrix.
After calving, they begin eroding and the alignment of the stripes can become irregular, leading to icebergs with spectacular appearances.
- Dr Steve Nicol, Program Leader, Australian Antarctic Division
Mike Pelletier: Lucy Skull
“In 2011 I was invited to create a piece for an exhibition called “Ctrl-Z” curated by 3d artistEric Van Straaten. This was a group exhibition of artworks created by various 3d printing processes.
The model of the skull was generated from a friend’s dental tomography scan. The form of the object was created by creating an array of copies of the skull, where each successive copy of the skull is scaled, rotated, and moved. The skull starts at life size at the front and ends up rotated 180 degrees and two times larger than life at the back.”
The whole time I was hoping my silence would fit yours and exclamation marks would gently float across time and space so that boundaries would be crossed; See, we were never about butterflies. We’ve always been about burning stars. All about us is unearthly and radiant.
I’ll pay her bloody ransom
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?
A run on Fusor V showing X-rays effecting the CCD
The fusor, is an apparatus designed to create nuclear fusion. Unlike most controlled fusion systems, which slowly heat a magnetically confined plasma, the fusor injects high energy ions directly into a reaction chamber, thereby avoiding a considerable amount of complexity. The approach is known as inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC).
Regardless of its possible use as an energy source, the fusor has already been demonstrated as a viable neutron source. Fluxes are not as high as can be obtained from nuclear reactor or particle accelerator sources, but are sufficient for many uses.
Credit: Robert Tubbs