понедельник, 23 октября 2017 г.

emaglem A magnificent starry night at #MountFuji from Lake…






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emaglem A magnificent starry night at #MountFuji from Lake Motosu, #Japan. How many shooting stars do you see?



Helicopter overflight of Santorini Caldera, Greece – faulted…






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Helicopter overflight of Santorini Caldera, Greece – faulted caldera rim visible in the distance.


Important breakthrough: scientists managed to create atomically thin oxide layers using liquid metal.

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Thin oxide layers are essential for modern electronics. They are used in transistors and even in touch screens. The thinner the oxide, the less energy is wasted and the faster response of the device is. However, making thin oxide layers is really difficult because they do not like being removed…


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Scientists reach milestone in 3-D laser writing in bulk…


Scientists reach milestone in 3-D laser writing in bulk silicon



It has taken more than 20 years, but researchers have demonstrated for the first time that femtosecond lasers can be used to structurally manipulate bulk silicon for high-precision applications. Since the late ‘90s, researchers have been using the ultrashort pulses of femtosecond lasers to write into bulk materials with wide band gaps, which are typically insulators. But until now, precise ultrafast laser writing has not been possible for materials with narrow band gaps, such as silicon and other semiconductors.


The researchers expect that the results will open the doors to 3D laser writing for silicon photonics applications, as well as for studying new physics in semiconductors.


The scientists, Margaux Chanal et al., from institutes in France, Qatar, Russia, and Greece, have published their paper “Crossing the threshold of ultrafast laser writing in bulk silicon” in a recent issue of Nature Communications.


In previous attempts at ultrafast laser writing in bulk silicon, scientists found that femtosecond lasers simply weren’t capable of structurally manipulating the bulk silicon, even when the laser energy was increased to the highest pulse intensity technologically possible.



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Linen Sheet

Linen Sheet


Towel End, Islamic ArtMedium: Linen, silk, metal wrapped thread;…


Towel End, Islamic Art


Medium: Linen, silk, metal wrapped thread; plain weave, embroidered


Anonymous Gift, 1879

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/443063


Intense star formation in the Westerhout 43 region | ESA -…


Intense star formation in the Westerhout 43 region | ESA – European Space Agency
Credit:
ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/Hi-GAL Project. Acknowledgement: UNIMAP / L. Piazzo, La Sapienza – Università di Roma; E. Schisano / G. Li Causi, IAPS/INAF, Italy


Hidden from our sight, the Westerhout 43 star-forming region is revealed in full glory in this far-infrared image from ESA’s Herschel space observatory. This giant cloud, with more than seven million stars, is home to over 20 stellar nurseries, which are being heated by the powerful light from newborn stars within.


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Blade Runner 2049 – Tribute #1 by Bastien Grivet



Blade Runner 2049 – Tribute #1 by Bastien Grivet


Wallace tower for Bladerunner 2049 by emmanuel shiu



Wallace tower for Bladerunner 2049 by emmanuel shiu


Blade Runner 2049 inspired sketch by Andy Walsh



Blade Runner 2049 inspired sketch by Andy Walsh


Destiny: Hive Moon by Dorje BellbrookAn early concept showing an…


Destiny: Hive Moon by Dorje Bellbrook
An early concept showing an ancient Hive structure on the moon


Secret Arctic Space Station by Franklin Chan


Secret Arctic Space Station by Franklin Chan


met-medieval-art: Foot of a Vessel, Medieval ArtMedium:…


met-medieval-art:



Foot of a Vessel, Medieval Art


Medium: Glass


Gift of Clarence H. Mackay, Archer M. Huntington, Stephen H. P. Pell and Bashford Dean, 1928

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/26495



Spouted jar with a frieze of ibexes, Ancient Near Eastern…


Spouted jar with a frieze of ibexes, Ancient Near Eastern Art


Medium: Ceramic, paint


Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1988

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/327358


Лава вулкана Килауэа Гавайи 23 октября 2017

Лава вулкана Килауэа Гавайи 23.10.2017













Огненный закат США 22 октября 2017

Огненный закат над Денвером, штат Колорадо, США. Вечер 22 октября 2017 года.










Ferroelectric self-assembled molecular materialsProfessor…


Ferroelectric self-assembled molecular materials



Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.


The phenomenon can be used for small and flexible digital memories of the future, and for completely new types of solar cells.


In an article published in the prestigious scientific journal Science Advances, the research group shows the phenomenon in action in three specially built molecules, and proposes a model for how it works.


“I originally had the idea many years ago, and then I just happened to meet Professor David González-Rodríguez, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, who had constructed a molecule of exactly the type we were looking for,” says Martijn Kemerink.


The organic molecules that the researchers have built conduct electricity and contain dipoles. A dipole has one end with a positive charge and one with a negative charge, and changes its orientation (switches) depending on the voltage applied to it. In a thin film of the newly developed molecules, all the dipoles can be caused to switch at exactly the same time, which means that the film changes its polarisation. The property is known as ferroelectricity. In this case, it also leads to a change in the conductivity, from low to high or vice versa. When an electrical field with the opposite polarity is applied, the dipoles again switch direction. The polarisation changes, as does the ability to conduct current.



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Zirconium: Did you know?

materialsscienceandengineering:



Though technically only three of zirconium’s five naturally occurring isotopes are stable, most consider there to be four stable isotopes. The half-life of zirconium-94 is so long that it might as well be considered stable.


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Заснеженный пейзаж в коммуне Матон Тироль, Австрия, 23.10.2017

Заснеженный пейзаж в коммуне Матон Тироль, Австрия, 23.10.2017



Лентикулярные облака США Невада 22.10.2017

Лентикулярные облака рядом с городом Элко США, Невада, 22.10.2017





 Активность вулкана Попокатепетль Мексика, 22 октября 2017

Активность вулкана Попокатепетль Мексика, 22 октября 2017











 



 Активность вулкана Попокатепетль Мексика, 22 октября 2017

Активность вулкана Попокатепетль Мексика, 22 октября 2017











 



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