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The Tinkering Studio really knows automata. “Classic” motion examples are illustrated on their blog.  

The Tinkering Studio really knows automata. “Classic” motion examples are illustrated on their blog.  

The Pinscreen! Curious? Visit us at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!
Perception and perspective!

Perception and perspective!

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Milky Way over Yellowstone Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Lane
The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park inWyoming, USA. Source: NASA, Astronomy Pic of the Day.

Milky Way over Yellowstone 
Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Lane

The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park inWyomingUSA.

Source:
NASA, Astronomy Pic of the Day.

creepturtle:

libutron:

The Olm - Proteus anguinus 
This strange creature is commonly known as the Olm, a rare cave salamander belonging to the species Proteus anguinus (Caudata - Proteidae), which is only found in Europe. 
The Olm is perfectly adapted to live in caves. As it spends its entire life in darkness, Proteus anguinus has very poorly developed eyes and is blind. It also lacks pigment in the skin, giving its body a pasty white appearance, Its pink hue is due to blood capillaries near the skin, and as its translucency shows the contours of the internal organs. 
This salamander does not undergo a clear metamorphosis and retains many juvenile features, such as gills, throughout its life. It is long-lived, potentially reaching up to 58 years of age.
The Olm is restricted to subterranean aquatic habitats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia. The species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: [Top: ©Darko Visek | Locality: Rokina, Croatia, 2008] - [Bottom: ©National Geographic | Locality: Divje Jezero, Idrija, Slovenia]

this is literally the axolotl version of slenderman
creepturtle:

libutron:

The Olm - Proteus anguinus 
This strange creature is commonly known as the Olm, a rare cave salamander belonging to the species Proteus anguinus (Caudata - Proteidae), which is only found in Europe. 
The Olm is perfectly adapted to live in caves. As it spends its entire life in darkness, Proteus anguinus has very poorly developed eyes and is blind. It also lacks pigment in the skin, giving its body a pasty white appearance, Its pink hue is due to blood capillaries near the skin, and as its translucency shows the contours of the internal organs. 
This salamander does not undergo a clear metamorphosis and retains many juvenile features, such as gills, throughout its life. It is long-lived, potentially reaching up to 58 years of age.
The Olm is restricted to subterranean aquatic habitats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia. The species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: [Top: ©Darko Visek | Locality: Rokina, Croatia, 2008] - [Bottom: ©National Geographic | Locality: Divje Jezero, Idrija, Slovenia]

this is literally the axolotl version of slenderman

creepturtle:

libutron:

The Olm - Proteus anguinus 

This strange creature is commonly known as the Olm, a rare cave salamander belonging to the species Proteus anguinus (Caudata - Proteidae), which is only found in Europe. 

The Olm is perfectly adapted to live in caves. As it spends its entire life in darkness, Proteus anguinus has very poorly developed eyes and is blind. It also lacks pigment in the skin, giving its body a pasty white appearance, Its pink hue is due to blood capillaries near the skin, and as its translucency shows the contours of the internal organs. 

This salamander does not undergo a clear metamorphosis and retains many juvenile features, such as gills, throughout its life. It is long-lived, potentially reaching up to 58 years of age.

The Olm is restricted to subterranean aquatic habitats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia. The species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Darko Visek | Locality: Rokina, Croatia, 2008] - [Bottom: ©National Geographic | Locality: Divje Jezero, Idrija, Slovenia]

this is literally the axolotl version of slenderman

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Playing with the Pinbell Machine!

Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon: http://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8
Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.
Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon: http://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8
Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.
Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon: http://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8
Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.
Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon: http://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8
Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.
Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon: http://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8
Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.

Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Iconhttp://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8

Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.

Shaking Shapes…

#ThrowBackThursday to the Exploratorium’s 1982 Explainers

We’re hiring High School Explainers for Fall 2014! Applications due Monday 8/25/14.

Apply here: http://explainers.exploratorium.edu/highschool/apply

Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon

Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower’s antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon.

More Science in the City Episodes by the Exploratorium

Fly like a Hawk with Birdly

Who needs a flying car when you can take flight with your own wings? A team from the Zurich University of the Arts touched down at the Exploratorium at After Dark on August 7th, 2014 with Birdly, their interactive 3D full-body virtual reality experience in which visitors flew through a 3D model of San Francisco, embodying a virtual Red Kite, a bird of prey similar to a hawk, using full-motion controls powered by their arms and hands. 

Read more: http://blogs.exploratorium.edu/fabricated-realities/fly-like-a-red-kite-with-birdly/

Soundwave ((6)) Water, San Francisco Innovative Art + Music Biennial

Thursday, August 21, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. at the Exploratorium - Tickets & More Info

In partnership with Exploratorium Cinema Arts, Soundwave immerses visitors in a cinematic, surround-sound event exploring ideas about the ecologies, stories, and properties of our most important natural resource—water.

www.soundwavesf.com

itscolossal:

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe
itscolossal:

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe
itscolossal:

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe
itscolossal:

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe
itscolossal:

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe
beesandbombs:

shrinking triangles

beesandbombs:

shrinking triangles

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trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

An Infinite series sequence shown in an equilateral Triangle.
it can be represented mathematically as:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

An Infinite series sequence shown in an equilateral Triangle.

it can be represented mathematically as:

\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{2^n} = \frac{1}{2}+ \frac{1}{4}+ \frac{1}{8}+\cdots.

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