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Light Ripples Crystals
Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown. The waves, called phonon polaritons, are far shorter than light waves and can be “tuned” to particular frequencies and amplitudes by varying the number of layers of crystal, they report today in the early online edition of Science.
These properties — observed in this class of material for the first time — open the possibility of using polaritons to convey information in tight spaces, create images at far finer resolution than is possible with light, and manage the flow of heat in nanoscale devices.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/light-ripples-crystals
Numbats are an Australian marsupial found in the continents west. They primarily eat termites, and as such need a well adapted tongue to do so. The Numbat needs to keep its tongue well coated in a sticky saliva, allowing them to catch up to 20,000 termites in a day.
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This is a real radar screen of #MH370 airplace which suddenly disappeared out of thin air on its way from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Beijing. There were no distress signal, indications of rough weather, or other signs of trouble when the plane was reported missing. The pilots communicated with the Air Traffic Control without showing any discommode sign in their voices. List of passengers:
1. China / Taiwan – 152, plus 1 infant / 1
2. Malaysia - 38
3. Indonesia - 7
4. Australia - 6
5. France - 3
6. United States – 3, including 1 infant*
7. New Zealand - 2
8. Ukraine - 2
9. Canada - 2
10. Russia - 1
11. Italy - 1
12. India - 5
13. Netherlands - 1
14. Austria - 1
Source: Malaysia Airlines
There is no sign the plane or any clue where it might have crashed found as we speak.
Seriously though, this is quite bizarre.
Glowing pendulums, inspired by nanodash
THE REST OF THE PIGLET IS SO FLUFFY AND CLEAN AND ITS SNOUT IS SO MUDDY
AWW It’s little truffle-snuffler is covered in mud!! <3
Nothing will fuck up your twenties more than thinking you’re supposed to have your shit together.