With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.
The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to umbrellas.
The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explored how ladybugs can have wings strong enough to fly with, but quickly collapsible so they can be tucked out of the way.
The wings, after all, are much larger than the black-spotted wing cases they fold down to fit inside — as is immediately obvious easy to see if you just watch a video of the wings unfolding.
But the researchers at the University of Tokyo explain that no one knew how the ladybugs put the wings away, since they actually shut the wing cases first — then pull the wings inside. The interesting action is tucked out of sight.
It’s time for back to school (*cries*) but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t be as fun as the summer you just had! Go back to school in style with this composition notebook inspired nail art.
1. Paint your base with black polish 2. Using white polish, make little short squiggles on the nail. Making rough “c” and “s” shapes works great. 3. Fill the entire nail with this pattern. 4. Make a white rectangle on the upper half of the nail. 5. Outline the rectangle using black polish. 6. Label your nail with your favorite subject, or do what I did and make your favorite subject into a bunch of squiggles.
Finish off with a clear coat and have a smart and stylish semester!
4/11~ I will post my favorites for my followers to vote on until 8pm (EST)
To VOTE: simply drop the number of the piece you like the most in my ask by the appointed time.
Whoever has the most votes wins!
The WINNER will be announced 4/12 at 10am (EST)
$20 Steam gift card.
A Jacksepticeye plushy “Sam".
A Markimoo T-Shirt.
Indigo writing set~ Illustrated by Lena Corwin.
Prismacolor Woodcase colored pencils 12pk.
Random Gift bag (Momma’s choice.)(Which could consist of 1 or more of the following:Graphic notebooks,pens,sketch book,acrylic paint starter kit,stickers,nail art supplies,cute post-its,fuzzy socks or random candy.)
Thank you all for your hard work! May the best piece win!
I'm really bad at painting my nails. what can i do to improve?
This is a great tutorial for how to properly paint your nails
if you would rather watch a video here are two that are really helpful here & here. the second video also shows how to clean up your cuticles after painting your nails.
if you mean you are bad at making designs and nail art, to improve you just have to practice practice practice! maybe you can buy a nail art wheel to practice on. youll be able to use both hands to have more control until you get the hang of it. maybe you can buy better nail art supplies. if you use a bobby pin and you dont like how your dots come out you can upgrade and buy a dotting tool and that might improve your designs. same with buying nail art brushes or stripers to improve your lines and stripes. remember you can always buy nail stamping plates and kits instead. we love nail stamping plates they are so fun and easy and always look great and all you have to do is stamp it on your nails you dont have to freehand your designs.
Hello, just wanted to tell you and your followers that walmart has updated its nail section big time. I dont know if its every walmart so far but at mine (in az) theres a huge nail section and nail art tools. I picked up some nail pens, nail decal/transfer paper, and a ton of nail polish at pretty good prices. The only issue is that you have to venture into the hell that is walmart, but i think its worth it.
Oh thank you so much this is really helpful too! :)