the jet stream

I discovered something amazing today.

So, this may not be news to many of you, but humor me. 

This is insulin, administered subcutaneously through a high-pressure jet stream - no needle.

Guys, this is a goddamn hypospray. 

!!!!

When I saw this, I squeaked in the OR.

Side note that Anna does not normally squeak, as it’s an undignified sound. But it definitely happened, and I definitely got some strange looks. 

But a HYPOSPRAY.

The future has arrived. 

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

It’s the time of year for summer break, swimming, and oh, yes storms. June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season on the Atlantic coast, but we’re not alone. Our neighboring planets have seen their fair share of volatile weather, too (like the Cassini spacecraft’s view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon”). 

This week, we present 10 of the solar system’s greatest storms.

1. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

With tumultuous winds peaking at 400 mph, the Great Red Spot has been swirling wildly over Jupiter’s skies for at least 150 years and possibly much longer. People saw a big spot on Jupiter as early as the 1600s when they started stargazing through telescopes, though it’s unclear whether they were looking at a different storm. Today, scientists know the Great Red Spot has been there for a while, but what causes its swirl of reddish hues remains to be discovered. More >

2. Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

Despite its unofficial name, the Little Red Spot is about as wide as Earth. The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000. More >

3. Saturn’s Hexagon

The planet’s rings might get most of the glory, but another shape’s been competing for attention: the hexagon. This jet stream is home to a massive hurricane tightly centered on the north pole, with an eye about 50 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Numerous small vortices spin clockwise while the hexagon and hurricane spin counterclockwise. The biggest of these vortices, seen near the lower right corner of the hexagon and appearing whitish, spans about 2,200 miles, approximately twice the size of the largest hurricane on Earth. More>

4. Monster Storm on Saturn 

A tempest erupted in 2010, extending approximately 9,000 miles north-south large enough to eventually eat its own tail before petering out. The storm raged for 200 days, making it the longest-lasting, planet-encircling storm ever seen on Saturn. More >

5. Mars’ Dust Storm 

Better cover your eyes. Dust storms are a frequent guest on the Red Planet, but one dust storm in 2001 larger by far than any seen on Earth raised a cloud of dust that engulfed the entire planet for three months. As the Sun warmed the airborne dust, the upper atmospheric temperature rose by about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. More >

6. Neptune’s Great Dark Spot

Several large, dark spots on Neptune are similar to Jupiter’s hurricane-like storms. The largest spot, named the “Great Dark Spot” by its discoverers, contains a storm big enough for Earth to fit neatly inside. And, it looks to be an anticyclone similar to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. More >

7. Sun Twister 

Not to be confused with Earth’s tornadoes, a stalk-like prominence rose up above the Sun, then split into about four strands that twisted themselves into a knot and dispersed over a two-hour period. This close-up shows the effect is one of airy gracefulness. More >

8. Titan’s Arrow-shaped Storm 

The storm blew across the equatorial region of Titan, creating large effects in the form of dark and likely “wet” from liquid hydrocarbons areas on the surface of the moon. The part of the storm visible here measures 750 miles in length east-to-west. The wings of the storm that trail off to the northwest and southwest from the easternmost point of the storm are each 930 miles long. More >

9. Geomagnetic Storms

On March 9, 1989, a huge cloud of solar material exploded from the sun, twisting toward Earth. When this cloud of magnetized solar material called a coronal mass ejection reached our planet, it set off a chain of events in near-Earth space that ultimately knocked out an entire power grid area to the Canadian province Quebec for nine hours. More >

10. Super Typhoon Tip

Back on Earth, Typhoon Tip of 1979 remains the biggest storm to ever hit our planet, making landfall in Japan. The tropical cyclone saw sustained winds peak at 190 mph and the diameter of circulation spanned approximately 1,380 miles. Fortunately, we now have plans to better predict future storms on Earth. NASA recently launched a new fleet of hurricane-tracking satellites, known as the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), which will use the same GPS technology you and I use in our cars to measure wind speed and ultimately improve how to track and forecast hurricanes. More >

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Hubble Sees the Wings of a Butterfly: The Twin Jet Nebula

The shimmering colors visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometers (621,400 miles) per hour.

Credit: NASA / ESA & Hubble

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Take a dive between Saturn and its rings to see what our Cassini spacecraft saw during its first daring plunge on April 26! 

As Cassini made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were used to make this movie sequence. The video begins with a view of the vortex at Saturn’s north pole, then heads past the outer boundary of the planet’s hexagon-shaped jet stream and continues further southward. 

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tambelon  asked:

Ngl I still have Jet Stream crushing on Smitten Sweet haha. I've loved them since he first gave her that scarf ;u;'' Not sure if you remember but I still have the post on my person! lycanark@tumblr/tagged/jet%20stream

omg i remember that and it’s still just so precious 100% a-ok with this. Smitty really just should be surrounded by guys all the time imo.

Magnetic [Part 2/2]

Based on “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Warnings: Explicit Language, Unprotected Sex (wrap it up before you fuck it up), Use of Alcohol, Strong Sexual Reference and Suggestive Themes. 

Word Count: 4.6k+

A/N: The grand conclusion to this little smutty fic, we’re quite frankly jumping into the fray right off the bat so enjoy! x. T

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Brooklyn, New York  |  7:19 AM

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You were hot, every inch of your skin doused in what felt like lava, but you couldn’t bother to pay heed to anything except the otherworldly pleasure coursing through your entirety in that moment. 

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Shower Rendezvous {Jung Hoseok} ~ceasefire~

Prompt: Shower sex with J-Hope

Pairing: Hoseok x Reader

Word Count:1k

Warning:None

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anonymous asked:

imagine chillin w harry and his buds like in a hot tub somewhere, and you're on harry's lap subtlety backing into his bulge and you can feel it get harder and no one can see him hold your hips under the jet streams and bubbles and you bend your hand behind your back and start palming him through his swim shorts and he has no idea how to get you back to the room without everyone seeing how hard he is and he is pISSed

“Baby….” he whimpers, eyes dark, “don’t…” but you just smile and rub your thumb over his tip and he hisses quietly.

“Good boy”

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Trubbish is one of those pokémon that people love to hate. It is, after all, literally garbage. All ominous messages about the importance of environmental preservation aside, Trubbish is a trash bag that gained consciousness one day and turned into a pokémon. So…how did that happen?

Well, garbage is already “alive” in a way. Garbage, especially organic waste such as food, attracts all sorts of microbes and bacteria. Garbage is their food: These microbes rot meat, liquefy vegetables, and break down proteins into smaller components, producing nitrogen and sulfur along the way. That’s how garbage gets its nasty smell, as we talked about in Garbodor’s entry about the poisonous gases this evolution line generates. 

Okay, but Trubbish isn’t a microbe. It’s nearly 2 feet tall, has eyes and a mouth, little pseudopod arms that it uses to beg for more trash. Well, I would like to introduce to you one of my favorite animal families of all time, the Pyrosomes:

Pyrosomes, individually, are tiny. Less than a few millimeters big, floating in the ocean helplessly. Their trick to survival is that they form colonies, teaming up with hundreds of thousands of their friends and families to form, huge, fully functional weird sea tubes capable of eating, swimming, moving, and more as if they were one organism. Pyrosome colonies have been known to grow over 60 meters long.

It’s sort of the equivalent of several children teaming up, standing on each other’s shoulders and wearing a long coat to pretend to be an adult. That’s what pyrosomes are. 

Pyrosomes weave themselves together like a basket, using a “gelatinous tunic” to glue themselves together. This jelly-like substance holds them all in place, and from there they accomplish tasks by coordinating their cilia, little arm-like hair structures they can use to move. These hundreds of thousands of pyrosomes, all glued together, essentially do “the wave” common in sports arenas. By doing this, the pyrosomes push water through the colony and into the interior of the tube. Since pyrosomes are filter feeders, the more water that is pumped through, the more they get to eat. More than that, the water that is now on the interior forms a current, creating a jet-propulsion stream that is pushed out and allows the colony to swim around as one. Feeding and movement, all in one.

You can probably see where I’m heading with Trubbish. Trubbish, before it was a sentient trash bag species, was just a pile of trash. A stinky, rotting pile of microorganisms and bacteria just living life by breaking down proteins and producing nitrogen. But what if some of those organisms evolved to take a few pages out of the Pyrosome book? What if these organisms teamed up, joined together and formed a colony. You can imagine they would look something like Trubbish. A blob of trash moving around together, constantly looking for more garbage to keep the colony fed, expelling toxic gas and waste as byproducts.

Trubbish is actually a colony of microorganisms, like pyrosomes, that have teamed up to act like one creature. It eats garbage to break down proteins, expelling poisonous gases as waste.