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Turns Out There IS Something New Under the Sun

Turns Out There IS Something New Under the Sun

If there is anything new under the sun it has to be this – and delightfully, it’s the domain of the moon. This spectacular table by Adrien Segal captures tidal data collected from San Francisco Bay for the duration of a full lunar cycle, 29 days in April and May of 2006...

September 18, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me...

September 15, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Road Kill So Perty You Can Bring It Home To Ma

Road Kill So Perty You Can Bring It Home To Ma

Most people swerve around road kill in hopes of avoiding the gore, or worse, the dreaded thwump that indicates you added your treadmarks to the list of said road kill’s insults.

September 13, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Your Kitchen Is a Chem Lab and This Is Your Textbook

Your Kitchen Is a Chem Lab and This Is Your Textbook

Maybe you cook, maybe not, but I bet you eat from time to time. If you’re reading articles on Scientific American, I also bet you are at least partially interested in science, and whether you eat gazpacho or goulash, KFC or cronuts, you have to concede this point: cooking is essentially applied chemistry...

September 4, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in Sept/Oct 2013

The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in Sept/Oct 2013

Summer may be coming to a close, but there are buckets of good science art exhibitions opening at venues near YOU! EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION SENSING CHANGE July 1, 2013 – May 2, 2014 Chemical Heritage Foundation Gallery 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA Sensing Change, an initiative of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, invites us to explore [...]..

August 29, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

Everyone would agree that a million is a lot and a billion is even more, but these types of numbers are hard to intuitively understand. So while you may nod and say, “wow” approvingly when told that there are more than a billion ants living in Manhattan, I bet you have a slightly more visceral [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Physics Hasn’t Looked This Hot Since The Big Bang

Physics Hasn’t Looked This Hot Since The Big Bang

The ATLAS detector at CERN is overwhelming to mere mortals like myself. It’s one of four detectors along the Large Hadron Collider designed to detect the most fundamental particles in our universe...

August 16, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Iran’s Position on Evolution? Not What You Might Expect.

If you had asked me before yesterday what the official Iranian position on evolution was, I would have shrugged my shoulders and said, “skewed?” As such you can imagine my surprise when I found out that Neil Shubin’s popular book, Your Inner Fish, has been translated into Persian: And here I must admit: I’m more [...]..

August 9, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

If Only Pinterest Would Show Me More Ads… Said No One, EVER.

I want so badly to love Pinterest, but we just don’t seem to be compatible lovers. My initial objection to their service was the cavalier way in which they claimed rights to creative work displayed on their site (almost certainly a relic of being a new startup and writing the broadest terms of service they [...]..

July 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

If Only Pinterest Would Show Me More Ads... Said No One, EVER.

I want so badly to love Pinterest, but we just don't seem to be compatible lovers. My initial objection to their service was the cavalier way in which they claimed rights to creative work displayed on their site (almost certainly a relic of being a new startup and writing the broadest terms of service they could until their business model was more clearly defined)...

July 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What's Worse Than Fecal Transplants? This Gal.

Have you caught wind of the latest in medical technology: fecal transplants between friends? The latest commentary (and funniest to date) is a piece by Steve Mirsky in the August 2013 edition of Scientific American telling us to just get over the ick factor "because everything" in life, medicine, and yes, fecal transplants, "is disgusting." Mirsky's commentary is already illustrated with an eye catching and hilarious diddy in the print edition by Matt Collins, and this is by no means an attempt to one-up him (how could I?...

July 19, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What the N.S.A. Knows About You

Looking for an intuitive way to understand the kind of data the N.S.A. has been collecting on all of us? A team at MIT has developed a helpful graphic for GMail users.

July 9, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in July/Aug 2013

Looking for a way to escape the summer heat? Pop into any of these galleries nationwide or abroad and get your fix of cool temps and hot sciart. EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION WINGED TAPESTRIES: Moths at Largethrough September 29, 2013American Museum of Natural HistoryCentral Park West and 79th St...

June 28, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

You Had Me At Hydrothermal Vent Worms

There's an interesting show going on currently in Denver, CO's Anthology Fine Art Gallery that's worth a special trip if you're into sciart. Patrick Maxcy is a painter, illustrator, and muralist who is fascinated by the natural world...

June 27, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Click! Onomatopoeia For Your Eyes

Whiz, BAM! Boom. Remember onomatopoeia from fifth grade English class? Well here's a treat for your eyes, a sort of visual onomatopoeia where designer Ji Lee twists letters and words into visual representations of their meanings:These images are taken from Ji Lee's book, Word As Image: a collection of 90 altered words, examples of visual onomatopoeia...

June 25, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Ahhh, Music To My... Eyes?

If you couldn't hear, would music still resonate with you? Whether you listen to opera, death metal or jazz, most hearing individuals would agree that music is one of the sublime pleasures in life...

June 3, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Learn Visual Communication from the SciComm Pros

If you are at all inclined to dip your toes into the world of scientific visual communications there are two must-attend events this summer: the Guild of Natural Illustrators' Annual Conference (Bar Harbor, ME from July 7-13, 2013) and the Association of Medical Illustrators' Annual Conference (Salt Lake City, UT from July 17-20, 2013)...

May 28, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt On Exhibit In May/June 2013

If I only had a private jet at my beck and call, I could zip around the country to all these fine exhibits... sigh!_____________ EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION Princeton University's ART of SCIENCEMay 10, 2013 -Atrium, Friend Center Engineering LibraryPrinceton University35 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJThe Art of Science exhibition marks Princeton University's 6th annual competition for images that explore the interplay between science and art...

May 21, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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