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Fiordo Del Ciolo (Ciolo's Fiord)

I'm here, today! A breathtaking place, near to Santa Maria Di Leuca, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy.

Good Sunday to all of you. ☺  

Read more about Santa Maria di Leuca>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_di_Leuca

#amazing_place #nature
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+annarita ruberto​ fa' vedere una foto del Ciolo dal mare, col suo ponte, teatro di tanti tuffi intraprendenti. ;-)
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Mother Raccoon Teaches Her Baby How to Climb a Tree

The raccoon (Procyon lotor), also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

After a gestation period of about 65 days, two to five young, known as "kits", are born in spring. The kits are subsequently raised by their mother until dispersal in late fall. 

The gifs show a patient mother raccoon struggling to show her clumsy young kit how to climb a tree.

Watch more at this video>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ukn8aoUBY

Reading for deepening

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon

https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/6026

http://fohn.net/raccoon-pictures-facts/

http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/raccoons.html


#raccoon #animals #gifs #science
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+Stefano Muccinelli Thanks, something for me to read too
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New imaging technique could make brain tumor removal safer, more effective, study suggests

Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact -- and visually distinguishing the two is often impossible. Now Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed an imaging technology that could provide surgeons with a color-coded map of a patient's brain showing which areas are and are not cancer.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617144239.htm

A summary of the research appears June 17 in Science Translational Medicine>>
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/292/292ra100

The left image shows an illustration of a new technique using Optical Coherence Tomography that could help surgeons differentiate a human brain tumor, red, from surrounding noncancerous tissue, green.

Credit: Carmen Kut, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, Xingde Li and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Right gif: created from video that shows the color-coded, 3-D optical property map obtained from a brain cancer patient. 


#science #tech #medicine #health #cancer #neurosurgery #dna #medical_imaging #innovation
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+shadrack chambi You're welcome!
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Isn't this Octopus Adorabilis?

These gif are excerpted from a Youtube video, which is part of Science Friday (http://www.sciencefriday.com/).

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=23&v=wv7DfebpL7E

What do you call an adorable octopus that looks like a mix of a ghost in Pac-Man and Pearl from “Finding Nemo”?

What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Stephanie Bush, since Octopus is so cute, thought that she could name it the "Opistoteuthis adorabilis".

►Read more about Octopus>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_(genus)


#octopus #zoology #biology #science
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+Olaf Doschke Thanks for the reply. I'm not familiar with Pac Man;)
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Breakdown

I love that one.

► Source>> http://isopoly.tumblr.com/

#animations   #bestgifs  
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Awesome!
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Visit CERN sites new to Google Street View

What wonderful news!

Virtual visitors worldwide can now explore many CERN sites directly from Google Maps via Google Street View. From the CERN Meyrin campus, which sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, to CERN’s first synchrotron: the Proton Synchrotron, users can now navigate their way around CERN directly from Google Maps.

Read the full article>>
http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2015/06/visit-cern-sites-new-google-street-view

Begin your journey here>>
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.233964,6.056625,3a,75y,273h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sNy0OR587lg2ogm2JXscnog!2e0

► The image below shows the Large Hadron Collider tunnel, as seen in Google Street View.

Image credit: Google Street View.  

#CERN #Google_Street_View
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NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added.

“Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. That is the case, according to the time standard that people use in their daily lives – Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC. UTC is “atomic time” – the duration of one second is based on extremely predictable electromagnetic transitions in atoms of cesium. These transitions are so reliable that the cesium clock is accurate to one second in 1,400,000 years.

However, the mean solar day – the average length of a day, based on how long it takes Earth to rotate – is about 86,400.002 seconds long. That’s because Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, due to a kind of braking force caused by the gravitational tug of war between Earth, the moon and the sun. Scientists estimate that the mean solar day hasn’t been 86,400 seconds long since the year 1820 or so.

This difference of 2 milliseconds, or two thousandths of a second – far less than the blink of an eye – hardly seems noticeable at first. But if this small discrepancy were repeated every day for an entire year, it would add up to almost a second. In reality, that’s not quite what happens. Although Earth’s rotation is slowing down on average, the length of each individual day varies in an unpredictable way.

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http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-explains-why-june-30-will-get-extra-second

This video shows a brief history of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). Originally developed to study distant astronomical objects called quasars, the technique called Very Long Baseline Interferometry provides information about the relative locations of observing stations and about Earth’s rotation and orientation in space.

#NASA #June_30_2015
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+annarita ruberto I only have selenium, which is why I'm always late, I guess.
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A cat with shower cap

I'm torn: I don't know if I feel so sorry for the cat or if the cat softens me up.

► Image source>> http://tumblr.tastefullyoffensive.com/


#humor #funny_cats
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Ma che bel gattino è una delle cose più belle del mondo 
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Just a bit of humor!

A simple way to tell if a battery’s out of juice. ☺

In other  words...how to check if  your batteries are dead or not!

► Seen here>>
http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/973587-like-a-boss 


#lol #gif #lifehack #batteries #curiosity #fun_stuff
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Beats the old tongue test!
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Can There Be a Physics of the Brain?

The recently launched brain initiatives [1] have thrown financial support behind one of the greatest intellectual challenges of our time: to develop an understanding of “how the brain works.” Physicists are expected to play a vital role in this research, and already have an impressive record of developing new tools for neuroscience. From two-photon microscopy [2] to magnetoencephalography [3], we can now record activity from individual synapses to entire brains in unprecedented detail. But physicists can do more than simply provide tools for data collection.

One of the great successes of physics is universality —the idea that at larger scales, some small-scale details can be ignored. For neuroscience, this is where physics could have its biggest impact, providing general principles of brain function. Ideally, these principles should come in the form of equations. However, there is skepticism from both sides (biology and physics) that this could really be achieved. The brain is a highly complex structure with tens of distinct neurotransmitters and receptors [4,5], a menagerie of cell types, and precise wiring patterns [6]. Can these small-scale details really be ignored? The answer looks like it might be yes, with glimmers of universality beginning to appear in neuroscience.

The rest of the article can be read on PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS>>
http://journals.aps.org/prl/edannounce/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.220001

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http://www.insidescience.org/sites/default/files/brain-circuit-top.jpg

#physics #neuroscience #brain
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+Art Scott I visited the links you pointed out. Very interesting, indeed.☺
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"Galactic Rainbow" Niton, Isle Of Wight 

by Chad Powell Photography

Due to this image consisting of 50 individual photographs, all taken within the same hour, it took an incredibly long time to stitch together. All that being said, the end result is a 360 degree view of Castle Haven, showing off the entire Milky Way that arches above our heads starting in the south and finishing in the north. Very little adjustments to the milky way were needed, due to the incredibly clear night that evening. What you see here is the most natural colours of our galaxy, and the most accurate we'd see with our eyes if they were as sensitive to light as my camera. Also, the small smudge to the right of the left side of the milky way is in fact the Andromeda Galaxy.

#bestphoto   #milkywayphotography  
Due to this image consisting of 50 individual photographs, all taken within the same hour, it took an incredibly long time to stitch together. All that being said, the end result is a 360 degree view of Castle Haven, showing off the entire Milky Way that arches above our heads starting in the south and finishing in the north. Very little adjustments to the milky way were needed, due to the incredibly clear night that evening. What you see here is...
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Actually kind of exhilarating!
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Stanford engineers build a water-droplet based computer that runs like clockwork

Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.

For more info>>
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/computer-water-drops-060815.html

Watch the informative video>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WodTppevo&feature=youtu.be

The results are published online 08 June 2015, in the edition of Nature Physics>>
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphys3341.html


#Computer #Computing  #Droplet_computer #Stanford #video #Water_Droplets
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Fascinating but water droplets always remind me of childhood tales of torture.
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I teach mathematics and science and I write for "Scuola e Didattica"- Educational fortnightly magazine in Italian (Editrice La Scuola).

I'm also interested in web 2.0, social network and much more. I love reading, writing, painting, photography, good music, and more.

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I experimented at school a research scholarship in Science, producing approximately over 200 pages of Materials for Science, published by IRRE- ER (Institute of Educational Research Emilia-Romagna, Italy). I was also part, along with 50 teachers selected nationwide, of The SENIS Project, a pilot project from Ministry of National Education for improving the scientific formation of teachers at secondary school. This Project has collected a lot of educational resources, published in a book by Ministry of National Education.
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  • University of Salento
    Master's Degree in Physics
  • Classical Lyceum
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  • University of Florence
    Advanced course in methods of communication and networked learning
  • University of Tuscia
    1. Advanced course on assessment/evaluation and managing portfolio. 2. Master in elearning and Learning Object
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