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Technicolor Threaded Filament Installation

Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe constructs site-specific installations, which study the link between fabric, fashion and architecture. In Plexus, Dawe composes a large installation composed of technicolor threaded filament reaching many points in a space. The prismatic sculpture creates a rainbow like effect indoors, which accentuate the shape and form of the building. 

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Two Ribbon Flare

On September 29. 2013, a large magnetic filament erupted on the Sun’s northern hemisphere and produced a C1.2 solar flare. Observation in the EUV showed two elongated ribbon-like structures (hence, the term two-ribbon flare) symmetrically developing on either side of the active region, along the polarity inversion line (neutral line). Two-ribbon flares are extremely powerful eruptions; during magnetic reconnection the magnetic energy is converted into radiation across the electromagnetic spectrumenergetic particles are accelerated up to several hundred MeV or even to GeV range. These high-energy particles are called solar cosmic rays.

Credit & source: LMSAL/Scott Green

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Shipibo Tribe. Textiles. Peruvian Amazon.

The Shipibo believe that our state of health, both physical and psychological, is dependent on the balanced union between mind, spirit and body. If an imbalance in this occurs - such as through emotions of envy, hate, anger - this will generate a negative effect on the health of that person. The shaman will re-establish the balance by chanting the icaros, which are the geometric patterns of harmony made manifest in sound, into the body of the person. The shaman in effect transforms the visual code into an acoustic code. A key element in this magical dialogue with the energy which permeates Creation and is embedded in the Shipibo designs, is the work with ayahuasca by the Shipibo shamans or muraya. 

In the deep ayahuasca trance, the ayahuasca reveals to the shaman the luminous geometric patterns of energy. These filaments drift towards the mouth of the shaman where they metamorphose into a chant or icaro. The icaro is a conduit for the patterns of Creation, which then permeate the body of the shaman’s patient, bringing harmony in the form of the geometric patterns which re-balance the patient’s body.

A nitrogen-rich nebula

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a planetary nebula named NGC 6153, located about 4000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Scorpius.

NGC 6153 is a planetary nebula that is elliptical in shape, with an extremely rich network of loops and filaments, shown clearly in this Hubble image. However, this is not what makes this planetary nebula so interesting for astronomers.

Measurements show that NGC 6153 contains large amounts of neon, argon, oxygen, carbon and chlorine — up to three times more than can be found in the Solar System. The nebula contains a whopping five times more nitrogen than the Sun! Although it may be that the star developed higher levels of these elements as it grew and evolved, it is more likely that the star originally formed from a cloud of material that already contained lots more of these elements.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Matej Novak
Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1525a/

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The Plasma Ball:  Inert Gas Discharge Tube

A plasma globe or plasma lamp (also called plasma ball, dome, sphere, tube or orb, depending on shape) is generally a clear glass sphere filled with a mixture of various noble gases with a high-voltage electrode in the center of the sphere. Plasma filaments extend from the inner electrode to the outer glass insulator, giving the appearance of multiple constant beams of colored light (see corona discharge and electric glow discharge). Plasma globes were most popular as novelty items in the 1980s.

The plasma lamp was invented by Nikola Tesla after his experimentation with high-frequency currents in an evacuated glass tube for the purpose of studyinghigh voltage phenomena, but the modern versions were known to be first designed by Bill Parker. Tesla called this invention an inert gas discharge tube.

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The Future of Displays: Glowing Graphene

Did you see the news last week about an international group of scientists who made the world’s thinnest lightbulb out of the supermaterial graphene? Here’s what it actually looks like when you send a current through the atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms. 

The light created from electrically excited graphene is actually quite bright, stable and tunable, and the researchers think the material could be used to make atomically thin, flexible and transparent displays.

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A nitrogen-rich nebula by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a planetary nebula named NGC 6153, located about 4000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). The faint blue haze across the frame shows what remains of a star like the Sun after it has depleted most of its fuel. When this happens, the outer layers of the star are ejected, and get excited and ionised by the energetic ultraviolet light emitted by the bright hot core of the star, forming the nebula.

NGC 6153 is a planetary nebula that is elliptical in shape, with an extremely rich network of loops and filaments, shown clearly in this Hubble image. However, this is not what makes this planetary nebula so interesting for astronomers.

Measurements show that NGC 6153 contains large amounts of neon, argon, oxygen, carbon and chlorine — up to three times more than can be found in the Solar System. The nebula contains a whopping five times more nitrogen than the Sun! Although it may be that the star developed higher levels of these elements as it grew and evolved, it is more likely that the star originally formed from a cloud of material that already contained lots more of these elements.

A version of this image was entered into the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures image processing competition by contestant Matej Novak.

More information: www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1525a/

Credit:
ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Matej Novak

Basic Skincare Cont.

Actives/Exfoliation

Ok, actives are what you’re going to want to use to combat things like acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, roughness, acne scars, etc! Most of these work in similar ways, by increasing cell turnover, so it’s just a matter of what works best for you/what you prefer. This is also a good time to address the myth that if you’re breaking out from something, it’s just “purging”. Purging only occurs from actives or certain clay masks, so if you’re breaking out from a cleanser or moisturizer, or your Clarisonic, stop using it! With actives, however, you can definitely go through an initial purging phase when your closed comedones come to the surface. 

Acne/Clogged Pores/Sebaceous Filaments
Ok, so clogged pores, acne, and sebaceous filaments respond best to BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), retinoids, and benzoyl peroxide. All of these can be drying, so they need to be introduced slowly and used with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Salicylic acid is the most readily available BHA and it helps your skin shed, so it’ll bring clogged pores to a head and prevent more from forming. A good drugstore option is the Stridex Maximum Strength Pads. You have to use the ones in the red box because those are the only ones at the correct pH for exfoliation. They do have menthol so they can be a little irritating, but if you can’t use them on your face, these are a good option for body acne because they’re pretty inexpensive and easy to use. I’ve also had great success with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, which is pricier but lasts a long time. Benzoyl peroxide is another option for acne that works by killing bacteria. 5% is pretty much the cap when it comes to effectiveness, so anything higher is just going to be more expensive and needlessly drying. I’ve never used benzoyl peroxide because it can be kind of harsh and will bleach your clothes and towels. Retinoids (Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, etc) need to be prescribed by a doctor and work similarly to BHAs but are stronger. They need to be used very consistently and you need to build up the strength, but are very effective, so if that interests you, speak to your dermatologist or primary care doctor! Just be sure to apply retinoids to a completely dry face, since contact with water can make it irritating. 

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is basically your skin increasing melanin production in an area in an attempt to heal, accounting for the dark brown, purple, or red spots we get after acne, an ingrown hair, etc, has healed. Like BHAs, AHAs also increase cell turnover and result in a more even appearance in the skin. The most common AHAs are glycolic and lactic acid, and as with other treatments, you should start at a lower percentage to build up you skin’s tolerance. I use Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel, but some other brands that make AHAs are Garden of Wisdom, Makeup Artist’s Choice, Nip + Fab, and Alpha Hydrox. You can also treat PIH with retinoids, Vitamin C serum, and niacinamide. Vitamin C and niacinamide both inhibit the production of melanin, and the latter can be found in the Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser I mentioned in my previous post. I also mentioned that sunscreen is very effective in reducing and preventing PIH, but it becomes doubly important when using an AHA or retinoid, because both thin the skin and increase sensitivity to the sun. 

Physical Exfoliation
I used to be a big fan of physical exfoliation, but if you introduce chemical exfoliants into your routine, you’ll find you don’t need to do it at all. If you’re going to exfoliate physically, be really gentle. Stay away from any scrubs that use beads without a uniform texture, like crushed walnut shells, salt shards, sugar, etc. Those jagged pieces will cause microtears in your skin and let bacteria in, and the overexfoliation and drying will compromise your skin barrier, letting even more bacteria in. If you absolutely need to exfoliate, look for a scrub with jojoba beads, which are spherical and dissolve in water (unlike plastic microbeads, which don’t dissolve and pollute bodies of water), or something like a konjac sponge, which is really gentle and hard to exfoliate too much with (and fun to use). If you introduce a retinoid, you might get tiny flakes while your skin adjusts to it, and a konjac sponge is a great option to get rid of those. Otherwise, I definitely recommend chemical over physical exfoliation. 

Solar Filaments Arrow -- One Revolution Later












NASA - Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) patch.

June 19, 2015


The sun, as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, on June 17, 2015, shows the remains of the two solar filaments that appeared to form an arrow, have survived transitioning around the sun, but the sharpness of the shape has degraded since they were first observed on May 28, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/SDO.

Sun Says “Keep Right”


Is the sun trying to send a message? A pair of giant filaments on the face of the sun have formed what appears to be an enormous arrow pointing to the right. If straightened out, each filament would be about as long as the sun’s diameter, 1 million miles long.

Filaments are cooler clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by powerful magnetic forces. Filaments can float for days without much change, though they can also erupt, releasing solar material in a shower that either rains back down or escapes out into space, becoming a moving cloud known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME.

This image was taken on May 28, 2015, in combined wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which observes the sun 24 hours a day. Image Credit: NASA/SDO.

For more information about Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/main/index.html

Images (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Holly Zell.

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This mid-level (M1.2) solar flare was accompanied by a magnificent prominence (filament, if observed on the solar disk) eruption that turned into an impressive coronal mass ejection (CME) on June 18, 2015.

During the rising phase of eruptions, prominences often exhibit complex pre-flare disturbances, typically showing short-lived helical structures in the lower corona. 

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Credit: NASA/GSFC

The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble
Credit: Andrew Fruchter (STScI) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA

Explanation: In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula. From the ground, NGC 2392 resembles a person’s head surrounded by a parka hood. In 2000, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged the Eskimo Nebula. From space, the nebula displays gas clouds so complex they are not fully understood. The Eskimo Nebula is clearly a planetary nebula, and the gas seen above composed the outer layers of aSun-like star only 10,000 years ago. The inner filaments visible above are being ejected by strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year long orange filaments. The Eskimo Nebula spans about 1/3 of a light year and lies in our Milky Way Galaxy, about 3,000 light years distant, toward the constellation of the Twins (Gemini).

Ловля на нитчатые водоросли
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нитчатые водорослиНитчатые зеленые водоросли (шелковник) - одна из самых интересных и необычных насадок для ловли плотвы. Обнаружить эти растения, похожие на пряди тоненьких зеленых ниток, можно практически в любой реке. Растут они на камнях, корягах, плитах на дне. В жаркую погоду, размножаясь, могут просто плавать на поверхности.

КАК NASAЖИВАТЬ НИТЧАТЫЕ ВОДОРОСЛИ?

Пряди аккуратно отделяют от камней, промывают в чистой воде и нарезают ножницами на нити длиной 8-12 см. Осторожно сделав петлю, полученную насадку цепляют на крючок. Хвостик отрезают так, чтобы он свисал не более чем на 2-3 см. Можно обмотать водорослями и цевье крючка, закрепив их внизу. Жало при этом остается открытым.

Рекламное агенство Импульс занимается изготовлением рекламы всех типов, а изготовление наружной рекламы в Харькове это их основная ниша. Любые виды наружной рекламы в кратчайшие сроки и по самым привлекательным ценам.

ТОНКОСТИ ЛОВЛИ НА НИТЧАТЫЕ ВОДОРОСЛИ

Перед забросом насадку для придания более аппетитного распушенного вида прополаскивают в воде. Для насадки используются только молодые пряди шелковника, имеющие ярко-зеленый цвет. Хранят во время рыбалки водоросли в мокрой тряпице, оберегая от солнца.

Ловят на нитчатые водоросли впроводку. Поплавок обычно отпускают впол-воды. При отсутствии поклёвок можно немного уменьшить или увеличить глубину отпуска. Удилище должно быть достаточно жестким около 5 м длиной, оснащенное проводочной катушкой. Особое внимание уделите оснастке. Неяркий поплавок должен быть очень чувствительным. Отгрузка - не более 1,6-1,8 г. Зелёная леска - 0,15-0,18 мм. Грузила подбирайте маленькие, располагайте их последовательно на леске. Ближе к крючку ставятся самые маленькие и легкие дробинки. Используйте крючок № 3,5-4,5 с длинным цевьем. Лучший результат дают крючки из тонкой проволоки.

ОБРАТИТЕ ВНИМАНИЕ!

В реке, где вы собираетесь ловить, должен обязательно расти шелковник. Ловить следует на течении ниже того места, где есть скопления водорослей. Чаще всего это места со средним и тихим течением ниже плотин, мостов, перекатов.

Стоит заметить, что рыбалка на водоросли чаще всего бывает удачной в жаркое время года, когда вода хорошо прогрета. Помимо основной составляющей уловов - плотвы, на “зелень” можно поймать язя, голавля, красноперку.