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jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal
That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.
This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.
Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 
(GIF via NC State University)

jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal

That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.

This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.

Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 

(GIF via NC State University)

— 5 days ago with 1754 notes
kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:


The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.


it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:

The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.

it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

(via scinerds)

— 1 week ago with 11097 notes
This is what I’ve been up to lately. We’re having a small exhibition with our darkroom collective.
Also my hard drive failed the other day, so I think this is a good time to focus on creating new material instead of just posting stuff I’ve shot ages ago. I’m planning to do more sets & stories and not just single pictures.
So if you’re looking for a constant flow of pictures on your dash, you might want to unfollow me, but if not - see you in a bit.
WRONG BLOG. Fucking smartphones. Here’s a link to my other blog if you want to check it out and unfollow: vilku.tumblr.com

This is what I’ve been up to lately. We’re having a small exhibition with our darkroom collective.

Also my hard drive failed the other day, so I think this is a good time to focus on creating new material instead of just posting stuff I’ve shot ages ago. I’m planning to do more sets & stories and not just single pictures.

So if you’re looking for a constant flow of pictures on your dash, you might want to unfollow me, but if not - see you in a bit.

WRONG BLOG. Fucking smartphones. Here’s a link to my other blog if you want to check it out and unfollow: vilku.tumblr.com

— 2 weeks ago
iheartmyart:

Civil Sector of Maidan’s political action performance piece, The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered, forced police to see themselves reflected in the mirrors held by protesters. Ukraine, 2014 
 (via Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art | ARTnews)

iheartmyart:

Civil Sector of Maidan’s political action performance piece, The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered, forced police to see themselves reflected in the mirrors held by protesters. Ukraine, 2014 


(via Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art | ARTnews)

— 2 weeks ago with 356 notes

jtotheizzoe:

okkultmotionpictures:

EXCERPTS >|< Congruent Triangles (1977)

A series of GIFs excerpted from Congruent Triangles, a short animation movie by Bruce and Katharine Cornwell. The video demonstrates with animation the various relationships of angles and sides to congruency in triangles.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE


EXCERPTS by OKKULT MOTION PICTURES: a collection of gifs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images. A digital humanities project for the diffusion of open knowledge.

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There’s three sides to this awesome story.

— 2 weeks ago with 2016 notes
kokiron:

bigeisamazing:

Crows are one of the smartest animals out here.

kokiron:

bigeisamazing:

Crows are one of the smartest animals out here.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via scinerds)

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breedinbloom:

aka the best concert that ever happened in 1991

breedinbloom:

aka the best concert that ever happened in 1991

(Source: breedinbloom, via scur-vy)

— 3 weeks ago with 4073 notes

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)Japanese | 懐かしいtip | The final pronunciation doesn’t have an “oo” sound in it.

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t have an “oo” sound in it.

— 1 month ago with 8360 notes

skunkbear:

Yesterday there was some big news in the world of physics - scientists detected evidence of “cosmic inflation” - the first exciting moments of the Big Bang. 

Cosmic inflation was first described by Andrei Linde and his colleagues in 1983. The new evidence — called the “Holy Grail” and “missing link” of cosmology” —vindicates Linde’s work. Stanford University shared this video of Linde hearing the news:

Chao-Lin Kuo, one of the physicists behind the new discovery, surprised Linde at his home.

"Renata [Linde’s wife] tells me, ‘It’s probably a delivery - did you order anything?’" Linde said. "Yeah — I ordered it 30 years ago and it finally arrived."

— 1 month ago with 5176 notes