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spaceplasma:

Barnard Stares at NGC 2170 

A gaze across a cosmic skyscape, this telescopic mosaic reveals the continuous beauty of things that are. The evocative scene spans some 6 degrees or 12 Full Moons in planet Earth’s sky. Above, folds of red, glowing gas are a small part of an immense, 300 light-year wide arc. Known as Barnard’s loop, the structure is too faint to be seen with the eye, shaped by long gone supernova explosions and the winds from massive stars, and still traced by the light of hydrogen atoms. Barnard’s loop lies about 1,500 light-years away roughly centered on the Great Orion Nebula, a stellar nursery along the edge of Orion’s molecular clouds. But beyond lie other fertile star fields in the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. Below, the long-exposure composite finds NGC 2170, a dusty complex of nebulae near a neighboring molecular cloud some 2,400 light-years distant.

Image Credit & Copyright: John Davis

jarofalives:

"The King is Dead, all Hail the Queen"
This time like official AU - Jaina, the Lich Queen, from WoW manga-series - this one
 

jarofalives:

"The King is Dead, all Hail the Queen"

This time like official AU - Jaina, the Lich Queen, from WoW manga-series - this one

 

tulipnight:

Aurora and Milky Way near Tromsø, Norway by Wayne Pinkston

alexob:

FUTUREJAM reports:

AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting

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currentsinbiology:

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. The results were recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.

"As the Arctic is melting, it’s a pretty simple prediction that the additional open water should make waves," said lead author Jim Thomson, an oceanographer with the UW Applied Physics Laboratory.

currentsinbiology:

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. The results were recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.

"As the Arctic is melting, it’s a pretty simple prediction that the additional open water should make waves," said lead author Jim Thomson, an oceanographer with the UW Applied Physics Laboratory.

taze-that-chicken:

kngmnmlst:

kngmnmlst:

MY MUM WENT INTO MY ROOM 
AND SHE THOUGHT I SNEAKED OUT



"Birth giver"

taze-that-chicken:

kngmnmlst:

kngmnmlst:

MY MUM WENT INTO MY ROOM

AND SHE THOUGHT I SNEAKED OUT

"Birth giver"

sciencefriday:

How to get a LEGO shuttle into space, by an 18-year-old Romanian student.

boneycircus:

gritsinmisery:

fuckyeahretailrobin:

I work at a gas station and have several times requested that we update the contents of our first aid kit. I have taken several first aid courses and at one point was certified in both CPR and use of the defibrillator; so safety has become a high priority for me. 
So when the manager asked suggestions to make the work place better I requested a list of items to be added to the first aid kit; square and wrap gauze, medical tape, larger band-aids, and burn cream. 
My manager then proceeds to give me this weird look and flat our asks; “Why would we need stuff like that?” 
Needless to say I wasn’t happy and let it fly at my manager about all the problems that can occur if we don’t have those items on hand, how I have burned and gashed myself in the past and had to resort to toilet paper and masking tape for the bandage, how that even though my coworker received his injuries outside of work we cook, clean, wash dishes and bathrooms which will cause the bandages to get dirty and for hygiene and health reasons SHOULD BE CHANGED TO PREVENT INFECTION! 
Needless to say she was not happy and told me that she will “think about it”. 

Are you in the US? The OSHA regulation for the mandatory contents of a business’s first aid kit is here. It states that the contents listed are the minimum necessary for a 2-3 person worksite, and that more people means multiple or bigger kits are required. Report the hell out of any business that fails to purchase and maintain the contents of such a kit.

^^^^^^^
Cause that’s scary D:
I work freakin’ clothing retail, which surprised my husband with how many injuries happen. Things fall on people, we use box-cutters for shipment, we’re on ladders, we’re constantly moving/rebuilding heavy iron shelves and wall displays…
No idea what we’d do without that first aid kit :P

boneycircus:

gritsinmisery:

fuckyeahretailrobin:

I work at a gas station and have several times requested that we update the contents of our first aid kit. I have taken several first aid courses and at one point was certified in both CPR and use of the defibrillator; so safety has become a high priority for me. 

So when the manager asked suggestions to make the work place better I requested a list of items to be added to the first aid kit; square and wrap gauze, medical tape, larger band-aids, and burn cream. 

My manager then proceeds to give me this weird look and flat our asks; “Why would we need stuff like that?” 

Needless to say I wasn’t happy and let it fly at my manager about all the problems that can occur if we don’t have those items on hand, how I have burned and gashed myself in the past and had to resort to toilet paper and masking tape for the bandage, how that even though my coworker received his injuries outside of work we cook, clean, wash dishes and bathrooms which will cause the bandages to get dirty and for hygiene and health reasons SHOULD BE CHANGED TO PREVENT INFECTION! 

Needless to say she was not happy and told me that she will “think about it”. 

Are you in the US? The OSHA regulation for the mandatory contents of a business’s first aid kit is here. It states that the contents listed are the minimum necessary for a 2-3 person worksite, and that more people means multiple or bigger kits are required. Report the hell out of any business that fails to purchase and maintain the contents of such a kit.

^^^^^^^

Cause that’s scary D:

I work freakin’ clothing retail, which surprised my husband with how many injuries happen. Things fall on people, we use box-cutters for shipment, we’re on ladders, we’re constantly moving/rebuilding heavy iron shelves and wall displays…

No idea what we’d do without that first aid kit :P

Dorothy Dandridge being adorable in the soundie Zoot Suit, c. 1942 [x]