A publicly funded college in Spain has reminded their students that it is “compulsory” to attend a course given by a priest who is an expert in exorcisms.
This looks like some particularly nasty room in a torture chamber, doesn’t it? The only thing this stuff tortures though is sound and radio waves perhaps. What you’re looking at is called anechoic foam. It is designed to minimize reflections of incident sound and electromagnetic frequencies. The specific foam in the image above is from
What you see here is a thermal (or mid) infrared image that was recently announced as a finalist in Wellcome Images of the year awards. The two hands on display here would seem perfectly similar and normal if they weren’t photographed in this way. Each hand was held in cold water for two minutes before
What you see here is one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature, iridescence.
Iridescence is an optical phenomenon that is also often called thin-film-interference. It is most often seen in the man-made and iconic parking lot puddle. The oil on the water is so thin it reflects light from both its top surface and bottom. That tiny tiny extra distance that the latter light travels before it reflects towards your eyes causes it to be out of phase with the top-reflecting light. As this light interferes with itself, the colors implicit in the white light reveal themselves to glorious effect.
What you are seeing is not a baby cthulhu taking its first apocalyptic baby steps. This is a representation of a breast cancer cell and specific drug molecules sent to combat it.
What you see here is a beautiful contour map of positron signals created by an intense burst of laser light. Researchers at the University of Texas and Rice University are using a very powerful laser to create positrons in numbers and densities never seen before. Positrons are the anti-matter counterpart to electrons and have been