segunda-feira, 26 de novembro de 2012

Defying Physics: The Levitation Project by David Nemcsik



Where were you in your last dream? Were you in a forest, a city or a school? Photographer David Nemcsik asked this interesting question to his friends for his series, titled the Levitation Project. Created for an entrance exam at his university, the project takes us all over Hungary as Nemcsik finds backgrounds that match his friends' answers.
"I'd like to show that people can levitate," he tells us. "It's magical and mysterious. They are levitating in a lying position just as if you'd be if you were lying in your bed while you were sleeping." Read more.

Space for Europe


Time out 1


quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2012

Hello Makemake!

Os astrónomos utilizaram três telescópios nos observatórios do ESO, no Chile, para observar o planeta anão Makemake, no momento em que este passou em frente a uma estrela distante, bloqueando assim a radiação emitida pela estrela. As novas observações permitiram verificar pela primeira vez se o planeta se encontra rodeado por uma atmosfera. Este mundo frígido tem uma órbita que o leva ao Sistema Solar exterior e pensava-se que teria uma atmosfera como a de Plutão (eso0908). No entanto, verificou-se agora que tal não é o caso. Os cientistas mediram também pela primeira vez a densidade de Makemake. Os novos resultados serão publicados na revista Nature a 22 de novembro de 2012. Ler mais.

What is Touch?


quarta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2012

Four Crazy Ways to Cook Your Turkey Using NASA Equipment

  • By Karl Hille (Media Specialist)

    The Sounding Rocket Recipe

    What you need

  • One turkey.
  • One Antares-class sounding rocket
  • Extra fuel
  • One structure of brick or stone to protect the bird and store heat, as well as the possibility of placing your turkey offset from the main stream (unless you want to solve the problem of distributing bits of cooked turkey to a broadly dispersed audience as quickly as possible.)
  • Instructions

    1. Get the turkey in the protective box.
    2. Fire the rocket engine for 1:45 hours. That's it.
    More recipes.

terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2012

Life: chemistry perspective


quinta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2012

Car Sagan


Our Story in 1 Minute


quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2012

Expand :)


Surprise effect


Sun eclipse - Australia


terça-feira, 13 de novembro de 2012

The element song


Physics


segunda-feira, 12 de novembro de 2012

International Space Station - Spot The Station



NASA’s Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message a few hours before the space station passes over your house. The space station looks like a fast-moving plane in the sky, though one with people living and working aboard it more than 200 miles above the ground. It is best viewed on clear nights. For more information on the International Space Station and its mission, visit the space station mission pages. Read more.

domingo, 11 de novembro de 2012

Physics of Sky Diving


sexta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2012

Carl Sagan


quinta-feira, 8 de novembro de 2012

Lung-on-a-chip

Combining microfabrication techniques with modern tissue engineering, lung-on-a-chip offers a new in vitro approach to drug screening by mimicking the complicated mechanical and biochemical behaviors of a human lung. Read more.

 

Seriously?


domingo, 4 de novembro de 2012

How High Can We Build?