caraandlouie:

Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouLouie Van PattenOil Stick on Panel24x19in
Original and prints on Etsy.

caraandlouie:

Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Louie Van Patten
Oil Stick on Panel
24x19in

Original and prints on Etsy.

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

wildcat2030:

New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality
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UK nanotechnology company, Surrey NanoSystems, has created what they say is the darkest material known to man. Vantablack consists of a dense forest of carbon nanotubes—single atom carbon tubes 10,000 times thinner than a human hair—that drinks in 99.96% of all incoming radiation.First announced last year, the material is a deep, featureless black even when folded and scrunched. “You expect to see the hills and all you can see…it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange,” Ben Jensen, the firm’s chief technical officer, told the Independent. A number of other groups have been working to make super-black materials from carbon nanotubes in recent years. A prime application for the material is in sensitive optical equipment, like telescopes. A NASA Goddard team, led by John Hagopian, has been developing nanotube materials since 2007. To make the super-black material, they lay down a catalyst layer of iron oxide and then, in an 1,832 degree-Fahrenheit (750 C) oven, bathe the surface in carbon-enriched gas. The resulting multi-walled carbon nanotubes—nanotubes layered inside one another like Russian nesting dolls—can be grown on titanium, copper, and stainless steel. (via New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality | Singularity Hub)

wildcat2030:

New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality
-
UK nanotechnology company, Surrey NanoSystems, has created what they say is the darkest material known to man. Vantablack consists of a dense forest of carbon nanotubes—single atom carbon tubes 10,000 times thinner than a human hair—that drinks in 99.96% of all incoming radiation.First announced last year, the material is a deep, featureless black even when folded and scrunched. “You expect to see the hills and all you can see…it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange,” Ben Jensen, the firm’s chief technical officer, told the Independent. A number of other groups have been working to make super-black materials from carbon nanotubes in recent years. A prime application for the material is in sensitive optical equipment, like telescopes. A NASA Goddard team, led by John Hagopian, has been developing nanotube materials since 2007. To make the super-black material, they lay down a catalyst layer of iron oxide and then, in an 1,832 degree-Fahrenheit (750 C) oven, bathe the surface in carbon-enriched gas. The resulting multi-walled carbon nanotubes—nanotubes layered inside one another like Russian nesting dolls—can be grown on titanium, copper, and stainless steel. (via New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality | Singularity Hub)

todaysdocument:

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.

In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

via Media Matters » Stepping Stones to the Moon

scienceisbeauty:

This artist (Marcello Barenghi) is absolutely awesome.

ausonia:

A Shockingly Realistic Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln by artist Kazuhiro Tsuji

ausonia:

A Shockingly Realistic Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln by artist Kazuhiro Tsuji

companionsofthedoctor:

Doctor Who Trailer 1974: New Doctor, New Monsters, Old Enemies! ~

This Doctor Whofan trailer by YouTube user Aquatics64 is a pastiche of old and new, putting a classic spin on a recent trailer as it might have looked like back in 1974 - or maybe 1975.

A new series and the debut of a new Doctor - I’ve heard they’re going in a darker direction this time.

Sound familiar?

tessladapanda:

"Philosophically, the universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe - maybe it’s countless other universes." -Neil deGrasse Tyson

tessladapanda:

"Philosophically, the universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe - maybe it’s countless other universes."
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

startrekships:

Deep Space Nine via

colchrishadfield:

This was on my lawn this morning. There can only be one possible explanation.

colchrishadfield:

This was on my lawn this morning. There can only be one possible explanation.

Harley Quinn #1

penguintim:

Moffat created the War Doctor because he could never imagine the 8th Doctor destroying Gallifrey.
Are you sure about that, Moffat?
imageAre you really sure?

Moffat’s lying like normal. He’s a spin-doctor. A PR puppet of corporate mediocrity. He created “The War Doctor” because he originally wanted Eccleston. And when Chris was too busy filming THOR 2, instead of doing what talented writers do and write around that by using McGann (or a completely different story), his ego and BBC execs insisted on having a “name” in that role and created the absurd “War Doctor”. A character so “dark” he….shot a wall with a gun. And that’s it.

That’s why the 8th Ann—……”50th anniversary”….episode was an absolute fucking waste. Pure hype, spectacle, and hollow nonsense designed to market merchandise to tween girls still drooling over their masturbatory boy-toys, than anything actually related to the history of the franchise. Totally embarrassing baby-drivel, centered on a guest-star playing a supporting character as relevant as The Valeyard, Richard Hurdnall, or Peter Cushing.  None of the living Doctors. None of the guys who spent years dedicated to the show as it’s star. Nope. Just a quasi-famous old actor not connected to the show’s history at all. Moffat’s pet-doctor and BBC’s "Hey look he’s famous! Wow!"-PR stunt-casting.

Season 7 and the “50th” anniversary: Worst Doctor Who since the late 80’s.

Fact.