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Millisecond Pulsars

As the name suggestions, millisecond pulsars have pulse periods that are in the range from one to ten milliseconds. Most such millisecond pulsars are found in binary systems, typically with white-dwarf companions. These pulsars are highly magnetized, old neutron stars in binary systems which have been spun up to high rotational frequencies by accumulating mass and angular momentum from a companion star. Neutron stars form when a massive star explodes at the end of its life and leaves behind a super-dense, spinning ball of neutrons. A pulsar is the same thing as a neutron star, but with one added feature. Pulsars emit lighthouse-like beams of x-ray and radio waves that rapidly sweep through space as the object spins on its axis. Most pulsars rotate just a few times per second, but some spin hundreds of times faster. These millisecond pulsars are the fastest-rotating stars we know of.

  • To hear the sound of a pulsar, click here

Credit: NASA

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A Visual Compendium of Bioluminescent Creatures

Hi guys! My name is Eleanor and I’m a self-employed artist from Seattle. This blog post is the first installment of what will hopefully be a year-long infographic design project. I’ve always been into biology and design, so I’m taking a year off after college to see if I can combine the two with at least marginal success.
It’s more of an experiment than anything else, so feel free to leave comments about what works, what doesn’t, and what might be scientifically incorrect despite my best efforts. I spend a lot of time trying to make these infographics accurate (for this post I read a 468 page textbook and used over 200 other sources) but naturally I’m not an expert in every subject I write about.
Today’s post diagrams a few of the most well studied bioluminescent organisms. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by :) 
[click image to see larger]

(via: Tabletop Whale)

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A Visual Compendium of Bioluminescent Creatures

Hi guys! My name is Eleanor and I’m a self-employed artist from Seattle. This blog post is the first installment of what will hopefully be a year-long infographic design project. I’ve always been into biology and design, so I’m taking a year off after college to see if I can combine the two with at least marginal success.

It’s more of an experiment than anything else, so feel free to leave comments about what works, what doesn’t, and what might be scientifically incorrect despite my best efforts. I spend a lot of time trying to make these infographics accurate (for this post I read a 468 page textbook and used over 200 other sources) but naturally I’m not an expert in every subject I write about.

Today’s post diagrams a few of the most well studied bioluminescent organisms. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by :) 

[click image to see larger]

(via: Tabletop Whale)

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Being the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, Leonid Rogozov (27) had to perform surgeory on himself when he found out that his appendix was inflamed and could burst any moment. With the assistance of a meteorologist and an engineer (and some local anesthesia) he removed his appendix. Bad ass

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Being the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, Leonid Rogozov (27) had to perform surgeory on himself when he found out that his appendix was inflamed and could burst any moment. With the assistance of a meteorologist and an engineer (and some local anesthesia) he removed his appendix. Bad ass

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Golgi staining in the mouse cerebral cortex and hippocampus
With its grooves and ridges, the cerebral cortex is the “brainy-looking” part of our brain. It’s divided into the left and right hemispheres and plays an important role in memory, attention, thought and language. Nestled underneath the cortex is the hippocampus. As part of the limbic system, the hippocampus controls emotion, behavior, motivation and the establishment of long-term memories. 
Photo Credit: Anna Kamitakahara and Richard Simerly, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Golgi staining in the mouse cerebral cortex and hippocampus

With its grooves and ridges, the cerebral cortex is the “brainy-looking” part of our brain. It’s divided into the left and right hemispheres and plays an important role in memory, attention, thought and language. Nestled underneath the cortex is the hippocampus. As part of the limbic system, the hippocampus controls emotion, behavior, motivation and the establishment of long-term memories. 

Photo Credit: Anna Kamitakahara and Richard Simerly, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Ford is planning to build a solar canopy covering 360 parking spaces at their world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan near Detroit.

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Ford is planning to build a solar canopy covering 360 parking spaces at their world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan near Detroit.