Friday, 25 February 2011

The Most Psychedelic Picture of Science

Scientists have determined that you do not take hallucinogenic drugs to get the psychedelic patterns: fractals, particle collisions, computer simulation, sun spots are perfect for this.
One of the main parts of the psychedelic art are fractals. Benoit Mandelbrot, who died in October 2010, was the king of fractals. Outstanding Mandelbrot set - a figure, where each small part repeats the figure in general, and when zoomed image boundaries are becoming clearer.

2.Julia set
The Mandelbrot set is not the only psychedelic fractal vortex, which originates in mathematics. This image of the Julia set, named after the French mathematician Gaston Julia.

3. Spiral Algae
In the center of this image colony of green algae volvoksa whose width is 100 micrometers, and around -stirring nutrients. Multicellular colonies volvoksa existed for more than 200 million years.

4. Bubbles

In October, Gerd Gunter took 18 place at the Eurovision micrographs from Nikon - the psychedelic bubbleimage at 150 × magnification. Light falls on the upper and lower surface soap film and the color is constantly changing. It is very difficult to make such a shot, but even if to get one - it's well worth the effort.

5. Overloading of smell

 This photo is called "What lies behind our nose?". She took the prize in 2007 at the International Competition for Scientific and Engineering Visualization (International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge). Dr. Kai-Hong Funem from hospital Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong creates an exciting photo using computed tomography (CT). Images obtained by scanning the patient's thyroid gland. To create a frame cavity sinuses used about 200 pictures CT.
6. Journey to the Sun
This sunny spot is not present, although one of the best ever made imitations spots. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) have created this image by placing the latest information on sunspots in a super-computer capable of performing 76 trillion operations per second. It took 2 billion points to convey the magnetism, temperature and other characteristics of the sunspot. Shows the phenomena occurring at a depth of more than 6000 kilometers.
7. Excellent option textbook
1972. Several years after the Summer of Love, it seems that the authors of the textbook "Biology Today" stayall in the same mood. In his blog, Will posted photos from the book. Here's the cover of the chapter onhuman sexuality.

8. Refraction at a critical angle
This iridescent image of concentric circles is a quartz crystal, as it looks through a microscope, which shows double refraction. The unusual ability of the crystal differently refract light depending on its direction. Since the multi-directional light rays are refracted differently, there is a difference when they pass through a quartz crystal, creating a double image, and even more insane psychedelic colors. This photography was researcher Mike Glazer, Oxford University.
9. Psychedelic clash
You would think that this figure spirography child. In fact, this is the result of hoping to see scientists atCERN, the Large Hadron Collider when on full power. The collapse of the smallest subatomic particle, the Higgs boson.

10. Red Himalayas
Multispectral image processing satellite NASA officials made the usual images of our planet in an entirely different picture of the world, comparable to the world of science fiction. Purple oceans and orange mountain ledges. This occurred through the use of highly sensitive radiometer ASTER, which combines near infrared, red and green waves.

11. Fire Wave
The sultry heat. Emberstorm created on a computer, Paul Desjardins and colleagues from the Center for Computational Research at the University of Buffalo. Scientists wanted to show the "dynamic instability" fiery waves to look at the volatility of the heat, which was observed in experiments with fire.

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