Spacejunk

Ummm…indeed 😉

Illustration by Lunacy Comics
https://twitter.com/lunacycomics?lang=en

 

Cognitive nexus

When art and science come together 😉

Work by +bigblueboo

 

Cheese

Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.
I actually love #greenthunder  and #tomatotart

NASA’s SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption

New research highlights the role of the Sun’s magnetic landscape in the development of solar eruptions that can trigger space weather events around Earth.

Using data from our Solar Dynamics Observatory, scientists examined an October 2014 Jupiter-sized sunspot group, an area of complex magnetic fields, often the site of solar activity. This was the biggest group in the past two solar cycles and a highly active region. Though conditions seemed ripe for an eruption, the region never produced a major coronal mass ejection (CME) – a massive, bubble-shaped eruption of solar material and magnetic field – on its journey across the Sun. It did, however, emit a powerful X-class flare, the most intense class of flares. What determines, the scientists wondered, whether a flare is associated with a CME?

The scientists found that a magnetic cage physically prevented a CME from erupting that day. Just hours before the flare, the sunspot’s natural rotation contorted the magnetic rope and it grew increasingly twisted and unstable, like a tightly coiled rubber band.

Credits: Tahar Amari et al./Center for Theoretical Physics/École Polytechnique/NASA Goddard/Joy Ng
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-sdo-reveals-how-magnetic-cage-on-the-sun-stopped-solar-eruption

 

Brain grip

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~Leo F. Buscaglia

#personalnonsense #braingrip

No kidding but why am I gaining

Before joining the gym I weighed x on a weight machine there and after 5 days training I weigh y here. To top it up y is greater than x. Why why why

#gym #loseweight #whenwilliloseweight #slimme #wanttobefit #fitnessfreak

Attirement of the bride

Max Ernst 1940

#personalnonsense #art

Losing weight : Functional training

Functional training is not easy. It involves building core strength and endurance for each muscle, each part of the body. I have started with same and am hoping to see the effects soon. As a starter I began to feel fresh, more active and motivated. My days productivity has increased and I am getting a bigger output at work.

Functional training began by excercises which involved stretching, leg raising, push ups and jumps apart from a plenty of other workouts. The most interesting are the rope training and tyre lifting.

In rope training a pair of thick jute ropes are attached to the wall and the other end is in my hand. I have to alternately lift the ropes at a fast speed with my back and knees bent.

Tyre lifting involves lifting straight an army truck tyre with both hands

Think of yourself

To find yourself, think for yourself.
~ Socrates

Plato’s texts are pretty clear…since he is the one telling the story of Socrates’ trial, his behavior and defense during the trial, and the seemingly insufficient prosecution that led to the penalty of death.

1) Socrates’ defense against the charge that he doesn’t believe in G-d’s is fairly sufficient.
2) I do not believe that one person can be blamed for the sole corruption of an entire generation of young adults.

So…think for yourself!

 

Gemology

Two of the stones I’ve seen at the Senckenberg Museum . One of them is amethyst, do you know what’s the other one?

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the ancient Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.

The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone.

Reference:
http://www.minerals.net/mineral/amethyst.aspx

Phrasing and paraphrasing

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.”
~Noam Chomsky (1928)

Is this a sentence, you ask? In Chomsky’s framework, yes it is. Chomsky pointed out that a sentence can be syntactically correct but semantically meaningless. To translate this quote into your daily life, remember that if you’re not careful in your choice of language, you can also produce semantically meaningless sentences that have consequences other than what you intended. I remembered this quote when I saw Picasso’s drawing…pinches my brain strings – numbing, intoxicating – and yet I find it fascinating. Like a sweet, bad grip of hell…wait…that’s sexy! 😉

Photo: The Dream and Lie of Franco – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

 

Cartoons

I like physics, but I love cartoons… or vice versa. 🙂