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The mystery of hair ice, a fungus that grows on dead wood

This unusual phenomenon occurs during a perfect storm of rotten wood of high-latitude trees at cool temperatures. They’re also elusive, growing primarily at night and melting by morning. The study, published in Biogeosciences, revealed the cobwebby filaments grow with the help of a specific fungus called Exidiopsis effusa (and some mad-cap physics).

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What they’re not telling you [1/?]

Now what we see here is something all of you’ve noticed while looking at the mirror and have probably tried to get rid of, something most of you would call blackheads but this is a commonly made mistake! I repeat THESE ARE NOT BLACKHEADS. What you can see on your nose is called sebaceous filaments and  they cannot be removed and are a permanent part of the human skin. They are not disgusting, they’re supposed to be there so don’t waste your money on trying to remove them.

Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man’s memories and you take all of him. Chip away a memory at a time and you destroy him as surely as if you hammered nail after nail through his skull.
—  Mark Lawrence

3D printing gets its green thumb with the printGREEN grass printer

We’ve seen plastic, metals, biomaterials and even food be printed with 3D printers now its time to print with grass. Students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia have developed a 3D printer which uses a mixture of soil, water and grass seeds as the “filament" taking gardening to a whole new level. 

Keep reading

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Breakdown of the Bentwood Gunsmithing & Battle Arms Development OIP Rifle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Specification:

-7075 Upper, lower, stock assembly. Natural clear type 3 hard-coat anodized. Upper features an internal dri-film lubricant coating.
-Filament wound carbon fiber forearm, ventilated.
-JP adjustable trigger
-Titanium ion bonded bolt carrier
-Nickel-boron coated bolt and gas key
-Hawkins Precision Titanium muzzle device (available in brake or flash hider configuraton. Serves as interface with Gemtech HALO
-Nitrocarburized 4150 CM Ordnance steel barrel. 223 Wylde chamber. 1-8" rifling twist. Barrel is patented by Knight’s Armamant Corp and is used under license.
-Battle Arms BAD reversible selector kit, 45 or 90 degrees throw.
-Titanium pins and screws.
-Titanium gas block
-ERGO swift grip.
-Lancer 20 rd Magazine
-Proprietary operating system. Includes an all-new unique buffer and recoil spring assemblies.
-OIP is a “system” rifle. Not merely an assembly of parts. Each functional component is designed specifically to enhance performance, reliability, accuracy, and handling.

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 July 25 

Infrared Trifid 

The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope, a well known stop in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. But where visible light pictures show the nebula divided into three parts by dark, obscuring dust lanes, this penetrating infrared image reveals filaments of glowing dust clouds and newborn stars. The spectacular false-color view is courtesy of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers have used the Spitzer infrared image data to count newborn and embryonic stars which otherwise can lie hidden in the natal dust and gas clouds of this intriguing stellar nursery. As seen here, the Trifid is about 30 light-years across and lies only 5,500 light-years away.

DIY Feather Charm #2

As usual, do practice with old tattered feathers first, this way if you mess up it just won’t matter. I found this method to be a lot easier to do, it involved more pieces but was a lot easier to put together and came out looking nicer in my opinion!

Materials: Feathers (wing, tail, contour [more specifically I used a butt feather]), Crimp bead, Callotte, Jumpring, Ornamental bead (optional), Needle nosed pliers, Hairspray

Step 1: Choose your feathers (they all must be curving the same direction for this method) and give the wing and tail feathers a light coating of hairspray to hold the filaments together/ protect them from damage. (don’t spray the fluffy one, we want it to stay fluffy looking!)

Step 2: Slide all of your feathers in to the crimp bead and line them up however you’d like them to be. If you find the feathers don’t fit in to the crimp bead you can either flatten the shafts or thin them with a xacto knife or you can use two crimp beads. If you use two crimp beads you’ll be crimping the base and middle feather together with one bead then using the second bead to connect the top feather to the middle feather.

Step 3: Place the ornamental bead over the shafts and lightly push it down just below the crimp bead(s).  Use the callotte and clamp it overtop of the crimp bead (not above it, you want the callotte to cover the crimp bead). The callotte will not be able to hold the feathers together unless it’s covering the crimp bead, it will just slide off otherwise.  Lastly you’ll place the jumpring in the hook that’s attatched to the callotte and pinch the hook shut with your pliers.  

*If you find the ornamental bead slides down you may need to add a little bit of glue to hold the the ornamental bead to the callotte to keep it from sliding down*

Step 4: Thread a chain, string, or chord through the jumpring.

Witches' Bottle for the Green Witch

Today I was cutting up some burdock, and the idea came to me. Traditionally witches bottles contain scraps of metal some of which undoubtedly are made of iron. Some practitioners that work with faery or natural energies like to avoid using metals that can disturb the delicate filaments of natural magic. So lets made a powerfully offensive witches bottle using natural ingredients.

Thorns (the bigger the better) include thorns of various sizes to replace metal nails. I found some thorns up to 6 inches long growing on a tree in Indiana.

black thorn would be a very powerful choice.

Also include any dried plants that are prickly, spiny, thornes. I use Datura pods which are prickly, and also pack a mean punch. Another of course is Burdock the inspiration for this post. Burdock is very powerfuk against dark magic. It is also used to get a spell to latch on to its target. Sweet gum aka witches gum is another prickly seed pod that falls from the tree. These can also be dipped in wax and rolled in dried powdered herbs then dipped again and carried for protection. I included asafoetida into my witches bottle, as a more untraditional option. Hot herbs and martial herbs such as red pepper flakes, black and white pepper, asafoetida, black salt etc.; can also be added for an extra kick.

Nettle and thisle can be included for its protective and blessing powers also helps the spell/negativity adhere to the target when it is returned to the sender.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Also feel free to add more types of thorny prickly mean looking plants to include. The more ominous looking the better!

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A few action shots from a day at the shooting range with Bentwood Gunsmithing and Battle Arms Development OIP Rifle. Ounces is Pounds Rifle:

http://www.bentwoodgunsmithing.com/#!oip/c163i

-7075 Upper, lower, stock assembly. Natural clear type 3 hard-coat anodized. Upper features an internal dri-film lubricant coating.
-Filament wound carbon fiber forearm, ventilated.
-JP adjustable trigger
-Titanium ion bonded bolt carrier
-Nickel-boron coated bolt and gas key
-Hawkins Precision Titanium muzzle device (available in brake or flash hider configuraton. Serves as interface with Gemtech HALO
-Nitrocarburized 4150 CM Ordnance steel barrel. 223 Wylde chamber. 1-8" rifling twist. Barrel is patented by Knight’s Armamant Corp and is used under license.
-Battle Arms BAD reversible selector kit, 45 or 90 degrees throw.
-Titanium pins and screws.
-Titanium gas block
-ERGO swift grip.
-Lancer 20 rd Magazine
-Proprietary operating system. Includes an all-new unique buffer and recoil spring assemblies.
-OIP is a “system” rifle. Not merely an assembly of parts. Each functional component is designed specifically to enhance performance, reliability, accuracy, and handling.

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10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dark Matter

“6. It’s responsible for the structures in the universe.

Since dark matter doesn’t interact much with itself and other stuff, it’s the first type of matter to settle down when the universe expands and the first to form structures under its own gravitational pull. It is dark matter that seeds the filaments along which galaxies later form when visible matter falls into the gravitational potential created by the dark matter. If you look at some computer simulation of structure formation, what is shown is almost always the distribution of dark matter, not of visible matter. Visible matter falls into, and hence, is assumed to follow the same distribution at later times.”

When it comes to dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up the vast majority of the mass in the Universe, there’s a whole lot we don’t understand or know about it. You might think that there are so many unknowns that are so huge that – quite reasonably – perhaps it doesn’t exist at all, and there’s some other explanation for the behavior of masses on galactic scales and up? And yet, you can’t make that leap unless you’ve honestly (and scientifically) considered the full suite of evidence and facts that speak to the question of dark matter’s existence. Sabine Hossenfelder does exactly that.

Ловля на нитчатые водоросли
http://plentiful-kill.ru

Способы ловли
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.

u guys don’t even understand i have spent 5 years of my life freaking over what I thought were gunked up blackheads WHEN THEY WERE JUST REGULAR OLE SEBACEOUS FILAMENTS I’M GONNA GO SET A LAWN CHAIR ON FIRE

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Top photo is from last night. Bottom photos are from this morning.

Lotlblr! My little lotls are showing extremely pale, almost translucent white gill filament. This hasn’t changed, even when they move around the aquarium or flick their gills. There is also sign of gill curling. Works were also rejected this morning, but that is not surprising since they were fed yesterday morning. I’m concerned because this seems more than just pale gills from not moving.

Previously the aquarium was treated with Algaefix. There was a 100% water change and removal of all items from the aquarium. The filters were also drained of the water from the previous fill. The chiller is currently not running since I sprung a leak in my intake. So it’s currently curing in more silicon and should be ready tonight or tomorrow.

Parameters:

pH 7.4
TDS 174
Ammonium (added prime) 2 ppm
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
Temp 70 F (normally 64 with chiller)

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