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Dr. James E. McClenathan (1922-2007), my Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, will always be my hero, after all he saved my life...

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9:44 PM
September 20th, 2014
umq:

The Moon {Lauri Jeskanen}


umq:

The Moon {Lauri Jeskanen}

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9:39 PM
September 20th, 2014

smallandtinyhomeideas:

spacious tiny house kitchen below loft | via Tiny House Build

(via tinyhousesmallspace)

6:46 PM
September 19th, 2014
followthewestwind:

Peacock fantasy by Nature View on Flickr.


4:52 PM
September 19th, 2014

policymic:

Doctor saves child’s life by practicing heart surgery on 3D-printed model

Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.

Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.

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(Source: micdotcom, via thescienceofreality)

4:30 PM
September 19th, 2014
giraffeinatree:

(via 500px / WTF?!?! by Alex Thomson)


9:52 PM
September 18th, 2014
reals:

Midnight Blue | Photographer


reals:

Midnight Blue | Photographer

(via themarkstarr)

9:37 PM
September 18th, 2014
retrocampaigns:

… yeah, I don’t really know why I made this, either.
Via the Brady National Photographic Art Gallery / National Archives


retrocampaigns:

… yeah, I don’t really know why I made this, either.

Via the Brady National Photographic Art Gallery / National Archives

9:37 PM
September 18th, 2014
tinyhouseamerica:

Coffee Table Bed


9:28 PM
September 18th, 2014
coolsciencegifs:

Frog legs dance when salt is sprinkled on them
A frog’s muscles do not succumb to rigor mortis as quickly as most warm-blooded animals which makes it possible for the muscles to move post-mortem if energy is applied to them some how. This can be done either by cooking (heat/energy) or by salting (ions).Salt,also known as NaCl, can work like electricity because it is made up of ions (Sodium and Chlorine to be exact) and ions carry an electrical charge. In living animals, sodium delivers a signal to cause muscles to contract.
The frog legs in the video are fresh so energy (ATP) is still stored in the cells. When the electrical impulse is applied, the legs contract even though the frog is dead!Of course this doesn’t apply to only frog legs!
Gif source
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coolsciencegifs:

Frog legs dance when salt is sprinkled on them

A frog’s muscles do not succumb to rigor mortis as quickly as most warm-blooded animals which makes it possible for the muscles to move post-mortem if energy is applied to them some how. This can be done either by cooking (heat/energy) or by salting (ions).

Salt,also known as NaCl, can work like electricity because it is made up of ions (Sodium and Chlorine to be exact) and ions carry an electrical charge. In living animals, sodium delivers a signal to cause muscles to contract.


The frog legs in the video are fresh so energy (ATP) is still stored in the cells. When the electrical impulse is applied, the legs contract even though the frog is dead!

Of course this doesn’t apply to only frog legs!

Gif source

text source

(via thescienceofreality)

9:09 PM
September 18th, 2014
lamiazblog:

Untitled on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/83728502