Profile

Cover photo
Dustin Wyatt
Works at Self Employed
Lived in Desloge, MO
20,715 followers|4,574,899 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
I shared this all the way back in 2012, and someone else just reshared it and the notification reminded me of it.  

It's pretty frickin' cool!
 
Animated gif of IC1396, a nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. It contains the well-known Elephant's Trunk Nebula and is about 2400 ly distant. Illumined by a huge O star (HD 206267), it's one of the largest emission nebulae in the Northern hemisphere.

An emission nebula consists of a cloud of ionized gas. Lower intensity will result in a predominance of red light, as hydrogen has a low energy of ionization. Green and blue will start to emerge as the intensity of the emission rises. The dark portions in the foreground are interstellar dust blocking the light from behind.

From the artist's site, linked below:

Since astronomical objects are too far away, no real parallax can be imaged. Doe to that, I have developed a method to turn my images to various 3D-formats. My work flow is based on scientific data from the object, distance and the source of ionization are usually known. The different types of the nebulae has typical structures, pillar like formations must point to the source of ionization, the radiation pressure forms kind of hollow area, inside of the nebula, around newly born stars, dark nebulae must be at front of the emission ones to show, etc... rest of the missing information is then replaced with an artistic vision.

#sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #astronomy  

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/10/an-experimental-3d-animation-from-my.html

h/t http://thisisnthappiness.com
8 comments on original post
11
1
John Hegberg's profile photo
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
An argument for Farenheit.
Astute reader wargut responded to yesterday’s observation about the Fahrenheit scale being affine-ish with the following incorrect assertion: “ Seriously, guys, your system is bullsh~t. ” It’s...
24
2
Kevyn Winkless's profile photoShannon Roy's profile photoKelli Halliburton's profile photoAndre Shepperd's profile photo
40 comments
 
I argue hard, +Dustin Wyatt -- but none of it is with malice! And I do follow you for a reason! :) Cheers!
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
2
Hjalti “I don't even own a car” Leifsson's profile photoDustin Wyatt's profile photo
2 comments
 
No idea what you're talking about.  For me the "two" colors are completely different in the swirl.
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Animals are scary.
These polar bear cubs are capable of unspeakable things.
9
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
1
3
Alan Eggleston's profile photoChris Fink (Trek Dad)'s profile photoS'duduzo Nyawo (BTDT)'s profile photoKupo Smith's profile photo
3 comments
 
Who cleans up after them?
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Using DNA to detect dark matter.
It may be possible to build a DNA-based detector to measure the “wind” of dark matter blowing through our planet.
32
8
Quanetta Scott's profile photoNick Ogurtsov's profile photoAlpha MorningStar's profile photoJames Alan's profile photo
21 comments
 
+Paul T Sjordal
Nope never was and it never will, but the problem is in our system not in us, system can't and won't enter whole way in us, but this can left us in some ugly half state with ugly scars. This may be irreparable. 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
20,715 people
Lars Falkdalen Lindahl's profile photo
Happy With Money Freedom's profile photo
Aleksandar Ivanovski's profile photo
Marcelene Ellington's profile photo
Esther Schindler's profile photo
Daniel Jolly's profile photo
Grant Cooper's profile photo
Fam Agustin's profile photo
Shirley Sure's profile photo

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why is short-sightedness on the rise?  Too much time indoors!

After studying more than 4,000 children at Sydney primary and secondary schools for three years, they found that children who spent less time outside were at greater risk of developing myopia.
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
8
4
Patrick Moreau's profile photoLL Pete's profile photoAndy Mears's profile photoKerry Amburgy-Dickson's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Alex Chekholko According to the article that is but one factor.
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's not uncommon for me to hear the exhortation to not eat processed foods.  Of course, when pressed on the why, most people delve into pseudoscience or end up admitting they're just parroting something they read.

Well here's some science!

The emulsifiers in question are carboxymethycellulose and polysorbate-80; especially in Europe and North America, they are commonly used in processed foods (mayo, ketchup, numerous sauces, ice cream, gluten-free products, fat-free products and many others) and other common products (toothpaste, detergents etc). The study conducted on mice showed that even in low concentrations, these substances drastically affect the gut bacteria which seems to lead to obesity as well as a number of gut-related problems.
A new study suggests that two very common emulsifiers - chemicals that stabilize foods and stop products like mayo from separating - could increase the risk of obesity and irritable bowel syndrome.
7
2
Patrick Ballenger's profile photoMichael Silk's profile photoRobin Thomas's profile photoMary Lancaster's profile photo
5 comments
 
Thanks, I love it when science backs up speculation and common sense.
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
Women are weaklings!

The upshot is that the very strongest female athletes are barely above the median of grip strength for men. The top 75th percentile of female athletes are below the bottom 25th percentile of men. Another way to look at it is cumulative distributions. You can tell looking at this that there is overlap between the two sample distributions. How much? Ten percent of women have stronger grips than the bottom five percent of men. The difference in distributions is big enough that the very strongest non-elite athlete female in the whole data set has a weaker grip than most of the men.
Every now and then there is a debate on who is more “anti-science”, the Left or the Right. I’m not too interested in the details of that, but, a few years ago I expressed my skepticism to Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science, that liberals were somehow reflexively more “pro-science.” I suggested […]
2
1
Toby Gibbis's profile photoMark Bothwell's profile photoDustin Wyatt's profile photoMarcin W.'s profile photo
15 comments
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you — your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer — chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer.
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference...
9
1
Pat Cummings's profile photoMercy Parato's profile photo
 
Message is gratuitously worded, but that picture is AWESOME!   .
Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
17
1
Sophie Melich's profile photoMichael Jones's profile photoBryn Carthew's profile photo
2 comments
 
The Internet is awesome

It's makes relationships

It breaks relationships

It convinces parents not to vaccinate children for God knows why.


Add a comment...

Dustin Wyatt

Shared publicly  - 
 
I like this poll on the differences between the public and scientists on various controversial issues.

The subject on which people disagree with scientists the most isn't evolution, global warming, or vaccines...its GM foods.

I'm always boggled on how people who disagree with science can see things like this and not significantly revise their opinions.
The public and scientists express strikingly different views about science-related issues, yet both groups agree that K-12 STEM education in America falls behind other nations.
14
2
Michael Rainey's profile photoBill Fox's profile photoKyle Beck's profile photoaugie nelson's profile photo
32 comments
 
+Michael Rainey Then you should stick with allopathic medicine. They only have interest in curing your ailments.  
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
20,715 people
Lars Falkdalen Lindahl's profile photo
Happy With Money Freedom's profile photo
Aleksandar Ivanovski's profile photo
Marcelene Ellington's profile photo
Esther Schindler's profile photo
Daniel Jolly's profile photo
Grant Cooper's profile photo
Fam Agustin's profile photo
Shirley Sure's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • Self Employed
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Story
Tagline
...nothing occurs contrary to nature except the impossible, and that never occurs.
Introduction
Owner of a couple small businesses.  Husband and father. Terribly interested in cognitive science, rationality, physics, meta-questions about thinking and scientific progress...basically anything science-y.

I spend much of my time applying critical thinking towards making processes more efficient.

As far as my posts on G+ expect something like 70% science news, 10% tech news, 15% musings about something, and 5% internet memes or funny stuff of some sort.
Bragging rights
I don't know anyone who is less of a braggart than me.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Desloge, MO
Steaks and BBQ chicken are delicious.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great food. Great value.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map