terça-feira, 18 de julho de 2017

Juno Pictures of the Great Red Spot


From Rock to Ring

Ciência no Verão


segunda-feira, 3 de abril de 2017

Moore's Law and The Secret World Of Ones And Zeroes

Mosquito flight is unlike that of any other insect

The buzzing bloodsuckers flap their long wings in narrow strokes really, really fast — more than 800 times per second in males. That’s four times faster than similarly sized insects. “The incredibly high wingbeat frequency of mosquitoes is simply mind-boggling,” says David Lentink, who studies flight at Stanford University.
Mosquitoes mostly hover. Still, it takes a lot of oomph and some unorthodox techniques to fly that slowly. Mosquitoes manage to stay aloft thanks primarily to two novel ways to generate lift when they rotate their wings , Richard Bomphrey and colleagues write March 29 in Nature. The insects essentially recycle the energy from the wake of a preceding wing stroke and then tightly rotate their wings to remain in flight. Read more.

Água na Lua?

segunda-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2017

The International Space Station is How Big?!

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year

Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

7 Things We Don't Know About the Ocean