The weather in Bombay(I still prefer to call it that) has been unexpectedly charming since yesterday morning. The drizzly sky, coupled with cold breeze has made the temperature plummet so quick, the city suddenly feels so much lovelier! No more heat and harsh sun(at least for the moment.) Absolutely in love with the weather today!
I’ve been wanting to do something with white fabric and silver oxidised jewellery for a while now, it being such a classic combination. Even though Indian textiles are known for being colourful, my wardrobe is still dominated by blacks and whites. I personally feel oxidised jewellery looks good with almost everything.
These photographs are clicked by a friend of mine, Abhishek Verma. Abhishek and I went to the Versova beach one evening hoping to get a good picturesque location, but instead ended on wondering which angles we could click to avoid the dirt and grime on the beach(Welcome to Bombay!) Thankfully for us, we did manage to get some good shots, :)
P.S. If any of you guys want to collaborate, shoot me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in a message on tumblr. I’m absolutely free for a couple of weeks, and would love to create exciting new stuff. :)
Chalcopyrite/Copper Pyrite/Peacock Ore Chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) has a golden yellow color. In exposure to air it will oxidise to a variety of oxides, hydrozides ad sulfates. Associated copper minerals include the sulfides: Bornite (Cu5FeS4), Calcocite (Cu2S), Covellite (CuS) , Digenite (Cu9S5); carbonates such as Malachite and Azurite, and rarely oxides such as Cuprite (Cu2O).
We were talking about UD all nighter :) ive read a looot about it oxidising? Don't want to buy it and then look like an orange an hour later :( heard it's so good though!!! Could you also suggest a translucent powder that won't give flashback & ideal brushes for foundation? I use a beauty blender but want to use something that won't absorb so much product :) X
I use baby powder I can’t use translucent powder because the flash back! Haven’t found one that doesn’t flash back it’s so annoying! Baby powder works perfectly for me! Also the morphe m439 brush is amazing for foundation. If you can go to your nearest store that sells ud foundation and swatch some shades on your hand and walk around for a while and then they will be at there true colour stage then you can match your self up like that 💖
One + Nine + Seventeen = 1917. The year Bucky was born.
Freight Car = What Bucky fell from.
Benign = “gentle”, “kind”. Who Bucky used to be. One of his traits.
Longing = “a yearnful desire”. Hydra has taken this away, as well as his kindness/gentleness. Used to associate desire with pain?
Furnace = “an enclosed structure in which material can be heated to very high temperatures, e.g. for smelting metals”. A furnace may have been used when making Bucky’s arm. Perhaps he even saw it.
Daybreak = Just a reference to first light. Could be referencing light as in a goodness, a morality, or light as in the start of a new day or period, in this case, the start of the Winter Soldier.
Rusted = “oxidise”, “corrode”. This can be a reflection of Bucky’s state/transformation. It could also reference perhaps his metal arm rusting at some point, perhaps this would have been painful for him.
Homecoming = referencing Bucky’s home, his family, Steve.
It’s a nice mix of words. We have words that we can associate with pain, like “furnace” and “freight car”. Then we have words that relate to who Bucky was and also to his home/other people. I wonder if these words were used as a way of associating all the good in Bucky’s life with pain.
Alternatively, it’s possible that these were all just chosen at random so that there was a lower probability of someone managing to control the Winter Soldier. They may have just repeated the words, while torturing him or isolating him, until he associated the words with pain. When he hears the words, he automatically complies, reverting to his Winter Soldier state, to prevent that pain.
This is what happens when a Gummi Bear decides to go for a swim in Potassium Chlorate and a drop of sulfuric acid. It does not go well. Actually it goes brilliantly for us, just not the bear.
Potassium Chlorate is an oxidising agent, and when hot is able to give off a lot of oxygen. Oxygen makes things burn. Lots. Sugar is very easy to burn, so sugar + oxygen + any kind of heat = gummi bear funeral.
The sulfuric acid is a catalyst, it makes the potassium chlorate give off oxygen faster
These two copper carbonate minerals form in the upper part of primary copper sulphide deposits that have been altered into oxidised minerals by interaction with calcium rich groundwater. Azurite tends to form first, often as lovely bladed crystals like the one in the photo, and then progressively turns into its green cousin. Occasionally a specimen it found frozen in the act so to speak, with both minerals present and a crystal habit reflecting the original azurite. This process of replacement of one mineral by another, retaining the crystal shape of the original specimen is called pseudomorphing. This sample comes from Morocco.
More new shots, from amazingly talented jewellery designer, Sophie Honeybourne, of her pieces in the Sherlock collection.
If you ever find yourself lost, 221B Baker Street is always a good place to start as we hear there’s a consulting detective who lives there and he may be willing to take your case – providing you’re not boring of course!
With this oxidised silver ‘If Lost Please Return to… 221B Baker Street’ necklace, you will never find yourself lost again. Exclusively designed by Sophie Honeybourne for Sherlockology, each piece is stamped with the Makers Mark and 925 hallmark, and comes boxed in one of Honeybourne Jewellery’s gorgeous boxes, to make it extra special.
A note from Sophie:
These have been cast in solid silver (from an original handmade by me) in the UK. They are hand finished by our Honeybourne Jewellery team in our own workshop, so no two are identical.
For more information visit sherlockabilia.com here
Fossilised bacteria have been uncovered in two separate locations in South Africa, and they’ve been dated to 2.52 billion years ago - long before oxygen started to saturate Earth’s atmosphere.
Instead of thriving in oxygen, like the trees and multicellular organisms that came after them did, these bacteria oxidised sulphur to survive, suggesting that life could be sustained on a planet with less than one-thousandth of a percent of Earth’s current oxygen levels.
The fossils were uncovered in a layer of hard, silica-rich rock in the Kaapvaal Craton of the Limpopo Province in South Africa - one of the two remaining areas in the world where Earth’s crust from 3.6 to 2.5 million years ago is still accessible.
The sulphur-oxidising bacteria they revealed were “exceptionally large”, according to the University of Cincinnati team that uncovered them, indicating that these life forms had no problem living in the absence of oxygen.
The electric blue imparted by copper shines out of this beautiful lead copper sulphate mineral. It is quite rare, and occurs in lead copper deposits in which primary minerals such as galena and chalcopyrite have been oxidised by passing waters or contact with air from sulphides into sulphates. It it too soft (Mohs hardness 2.5) for any jewellery use, but its powerful saturated colour makes it popular amongst mineral collectors. It can be confused with azurite, but carbonates react to acids while sulphates don’t.
A dear friend of mine just celebrated her 21st birthday and I wanted to give her something very personal and unique to mark the occasion. This set of three rings has one textured band, one initial ring and one birthstone ring, featuring a 4mm gemstone. All the rings are sterling silver and have been oxidised and polished to show the detail of the textured ring and the letter ring.
This is set is now available in all birthstones and letters, here
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter created ‘Atrium House’, a vacation home for a family of three generations on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. It is built around a completely enclosed atrium courtyard that is designed to serve as a fixed point, a sheltered outdoor room. The rest of the property is left undisturbed as a meadow where grazing sheep prevent the land from returning to forest.
Inspired by the impressive materiality of Gotland’s vernacular agricultural architecture, the masonry construction has a natural plaster colour that has been mixed with carbon black, exterior metal parts made of oxidised zinc, and oak doors as well as windows that have been treated with tar oil. The large sliding glass windows are mounted on the surface of the exterior walls, according to the same principle as many barn doors. Also the interior doors are surface‐mounted, allowing the walls to appear unbroken.
Sherlock inspired jewellery and accessories now available on Sherlockabilia
Nearly a year to the day after we launched our online store, we’re excited to announce a range of new Sherlock inspired and handcrafted pieces from Honeybourne Jewellery are now on sale via sherlockabilia.com.
Exclusively designed by Sophie Honeybourne for Sherlockology, the range is priced from £26 and includes pendants, cufflinks and a pin, all cast from solid oxidised sterling silver. All are inspired by the iconic front door to Sherlock Holmes’ home address and feature the phrase ‘If lost please return to… 221b Baker Street’.
In addition, the showpiece item in the range is a detailed replica pendant of the 221B front door cast from sterling silver with 18ct gold gilt on the door numbers, knocker and letterbox, hanging from a sterling silver rope chain and priced at £94.99. One of the initial sample test pieces of this design was gifted to Sherlock Producer Sue Vertue, and she was seen wearing it at press events during the promotion of Sherlock Series Three.
You can find links to all items in the new Honeybourne Jewellery Sherlock range on Sherlockabilia.com below. All items are available for shipping worldwide.
Bayldonite is a relatively rare green secondary arsenate mineral. It has the chemical composition PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2 and occurs in oxidised zones of copper- and lead-bearing deposits. It occurs in various shades of green, and has an apple-green streak.
The name “glycolysis” is delightfully fitting: glyco means “carbohydrate”, and lysis means “splitting”. That’s exactly what this first step in cellular respiration does: split a carbohydrate. Glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm so it doesn’t need any special organelle, which means that every living organism can do it. It also doesn’t require oxygen—remember that, because it’ll be important later on.
Here’s what happens: 1 glucose molecule (a six-carbon sugar) is split into two three-carbon sugars, which are oxidised and arranged to form 2 molecules of pyruvate, 2 NADH, and 4 ATP.
Really, there are six steps in glycolysis, but they involve a whole bunch of enzymes that we don’t need to worry about (if you study further biochemistry, you’ll have to worry about it, so good luck with that). What we need to know is that the whole process can be split into two short phases: energy investment and energy payoff. Glycolysis can’t just create ATP from nothing—it actually invests two ATP molecules in order to run the processes to get more back.
In the energy investment phase, a phosphate group is taken from each ATP molecule and attached to the 6-carbon glucose molecule. This process is called phosphorylation, and causes the ATP molecules to become ADP. The glucose molecule is then split in half, forming two 3-carbon sugars with a phosphate attached to each. These are called Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate (G3P).
In the energy pay-off stage, the G3P molecules are given an inorganic phosphate group each, and simultaneously transfer one hydrogen atom each to two molecules of NAD+, creating two molecules of NADH (a coenzyme that carries electrons). The G3P molecules are therefore oxidised (because they lose electrons) and the NAD+ is reduced (because they gain electrons).
Four ATP molecules are then produced by substrate-level phosphorylation, which is a process where phosphate groups are given directly to ATP. (Note: Be aware that there’s a difference between substrate-level phosphorylation and oxidative phosphorylation; we’ll talk about it soon).
So, the debt of the investment phase is paid off—glycolysis used up two molecules of ATP and got four back, giving us a net profit of 2 ATP.
These phosphate groups were taken from our G3P molecules, and once they’re gone, our 3-carbon sugars rearrange to become two 3-carbon molecules of pyruvate. The carbon bonds of pyruvate have a lot of chemical energy stored in them, and in the next few stages of cellular respiration, I’ll show you how this energy is extracted.
Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve done:
6-carbon glucose is broken down into two 3-carbon pyruvate molecules.
2 NAD+ have been reduced to 2 NADH.
2 ATP have been invested, yielding 4 ATP—with a net gain of 2 ATP.
At this stage, we come to a crossroads. Up until this point, we haven’t needed oxygen to do anything, but now there are two options: if oxygen is present, we can go onto the citric acid cycle and complete aerobic respiration. If oxygen isn’t present, we can go onto fermentation.
Further resources:Khan Academy: Glycolysis (Khan Academy literally got me through my bio class so excuse me if I link it a lot)