hortongallery:

John Pomara, off_Key1, 2012. Oil enamel on honeycomb aluminum panel, 70.5 x 46.5 in. (179.1 x 116.8 cm.)

hortongallery:

John Pomara, off_Key1, 2012. Oil enamel on honeycomb aluminum panel, 70.5 x 46.5 in. (179.1 x 116.8 cm.)

aymerydelamaisonfort:

Nils Dardel, Den drunknade flickan I [The drowned girl I], 1919. Gouache on paper

aymerydelamaisonfort:

Nils Dardel, Den drunknade flickan I [The drowned girl I], 1919. Gouache on paper

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

natureisthegreatestartist:

What do these vegetables have in common? They’re all heirloom potatoes. Quite a variety, yes?

natureisthegreatestartist:

What do these vegetables have in common? They’re all heirloom potatoes. Quite a variety, yes?

biocanvas:

Mouse embryonic brain tissue containing neural stem cells
Currently in the United States, there are over 4,500 clinical trails in progress testing the therapeutic benefits of stem cells. Just as Olympic athletes train to specialize in one sport, so too do adult stem cells: They are cells that can specialize to become specific cell types depending on their tissue of origin. In the brain, neural stem cells give rise to neurons and helper cells in the central nervous system. Clinical trials are now underway to either activate the small number of neural stem cells present in our brains or to supply neural stem cells that were cultured in a dish to repair damage due to injury or disease.
Image by Dr. Andrew Woolley and Dr. Aaron Gilmour, University of New South Wales.

biocanvas:

Mouse embryonic brain tissue containing neural stem cells

Currently in the United States, there are over 4,500 clinical trails in progress testing the therapeutic benefits of stem cells. Just as Olympic athletes train to specialize in one sport, so too do adult stem cells: They are cells that can specialize to become specific cell types depending on their tissue of origin. In the brain, neural stem cells give rise to neurons and helper cells in the central nervous system. Clinical trials are now underway to either activate the small number of neural stem cells present in our brains or to supply neural stem cells that were cultured in a dish to repair damage due to injury or disease.

Image by Dr. Andrew Woolley and Dr. Aaron Gilmour, University of New South Wales.

heythereuniverse:

Nanocubes act as a storage medium for hydrogen | BASF - The Chemical Company

heythereuniverse:

Nanocubes act as a storage medium for hydrogen | BASF - The Chemical Company

autosafari:

This picture of a forlorn patient in a dismal mental hospital was taken for LIFE in 1946 by photographer Jerry Cooke. The image dramatically focused public attention on the lot of the 8 million mentally ill of the time: years in neglected institutions, with only nominal therapy.” (pp. 56-7. The Mind, Life Science Library, John Rowan Wilson, 1969)

autosafari:

This picture of a forlorn patient in a dismal mental hospital was taken for LIFE in 1946 by photographer Jerry Cooke. The image dramatically focused public attention on the lot of the 8 million mentally ill of the time: years in neglected institutions, with only nominal therapy.” (pp. 56-7. The Mind, Life Science Library, John Rowan Wilson, 1969)

libutron:

Yellow Pitcher Plants
A small group of Sarracenia flava rubricorpora (Sarraceniaceae).
The species produces pitchers only in the spring and phyllodia (pitcherless leaves) in late summer. The flowers are bright yellow, quite large, and tend to have a musky “feline” odor.
The subspecies shown, Sarracenia flava rubricorpora, has a red tube, with the lid veined and either yellow or green. This plant is very beautiful, but unfortunately usually only produces a single large pitcher per rosette each year, so fields of this variety are somewhat sparsely pitchered. It is A rare plant, it is only found in the Florida panhandle.
References: [1] - [2] Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Apalachicola National Forest, Liberty County, Florida, US (2014)

libutron:

Yellow Pitcher Plants

A small group of Sarracenia flava rubricorpora (Sarraceniaceae).

The species produces pitchers only in the spring and phyllodia (pitcherless leaves) in late summer. The flowers are bright yellow, quite large, and tend to have a musky “feline” odor.

The subspecies shown, Sarracenia flava rubricorpora, has a red tube, with the lid veined and either yellow or green. This plant is very beautiful, but unfortunately usually only produces a single large pitcher per rosette each year, so fields of this variety are somewhat sparsely pitchered. It is A rare plant, it is only found in the Florida panhandle.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Apalachicola National Forest, Liberty County, Florida, US (2014)

blastedheath:

Oskar Mulley (Austrian, 1891-1949), Landschaft. Oil on cardboard, 35 x 49 cm.

blastedheath:

Oskar Mulley (Austrian, 1891-1949), Landschaft. Oil on cardboard, 35 x 49 cm.

mentaltimetraveller:

Robert Ryman NO TITLE REQUIRED, Painted in 2006.

mentaltimetraveller:

Robert Ryman NO TITLE REQUIRED, Painted in 2006.

weekendfairy:


Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

This is gorgeoussss

weekendfairy:

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

This is gorgeoussss