This is an image of the zebrafish, captured using high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Due to the zebrafish's transparent skin, fluorescent proteins are observed in many different layers through the fish, with colour representing height in this image. The imaging of these small fish is leading to profound discoveries about ourselves. Image by Luke Hammond. Learn more about zebrafish in the lab: qbi.uq.edu.au/blog/2018/04/how-zebrafish-can-help-science-neurodegeneration . . . #brain #neuroscience #science #scientist #research #neurons #instadaily #sciart #art #photography #colour #nofilter #beautiful #instaart #scienceart #artoftheday #creative #capture #photooftheday #picoftheday
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This football fan found the perfect place to pursue a career, Liverpool. Read his blog post (link in bio) to know more about ESR 15, Yaolin, who is from China and is always smiling! #esr #msca #itn #eu #liverpool #uk #football #china #engineer #scientist #ism #interstellar #pah #astrochemistry #astrophysics #interstellarmedium #astronomy #universityofliverpool
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Honestly didn't think last year when I started my PGCE, I'd now be celebrating my first anniversary with Toby in our first flat together and working as a teacher. Feeling very lucky! 😁👬🎨 . . . . . . #aniversary #newflat #newjob #love #happy #boyfriends #gay #feelingblessed😇 #school #teaching #working #ireland #germany🇩🇪 #giantscauseway #selfie #instadaily #irish #glasses#harrypotter #harrypottercursedchild #hpfan #luky #luckoftheirish #beard #teacher #scientist #devon #exeter
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"Hubble Space Telescope Catches Giant Cluster: SDSS J1050+0017" . A new image from the #NASA/#ESA Hubble #Space #Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the huge cluster SDSS J1050+0017. . SDSS J1050+0017, also known as ClG J1050+0017, is approximately 6 #billion light-years away from Earth. . The gigantic mass of this galaxy cluster creates the fascinating #phenomenon of strong gravitational lensing. . #SDSS J1050+0017’s gravity bends light coming from behind it in a similar way to how the base of a wine glass bends light. . The effects of this lensing can be clearly seen as curved streaks forming a #circular shape around the center of the Hubble image. . #Astronomers can use these distorted #galaxies to calculate the mass of the cluster — including the mass of the dark matter within it — and to peer deeper into the Universe as otherwise possible. . Gravitational lensing does not only distort the views of galaxies, it also enlarges their appearance on the sky and magnifies their light. . #Hubble has viewed gravitational lensing many times, and produced truly stunning images. . #Scientists even set up a dedicated program to study different galaxy clusters which show a great number of lensed galaxies: the Frontier Fields #Program. . This way some of the most distant galaxies in the Universe — including an extremely distant #galaxy lensed by SDSS J1050+0017 — were found. . With each additional #cluster being observed some more distant galaxies are added to this list, slowly completing our picture of how galaxies looked and evolved in the early #Universe. . source: zunkle.com/science-news/ . #scientist #science #sciencenews #news
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"The first rovers to explore an asteroid just sent photos home" . Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has deployed a pair of rovers to the surface of asteroid Ryugu. . The first rovers to explore the surface of an asteroid have landed. After touching down #Sep#September 21, the vehicles took pictures of asteroid Ryugu and at least one hopped around. . Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft, which arrived at the near-#Earth asteroid on June 27 after a journey of more than three years, released the MINERVA-II1 container from a height of about 60 meters (SN Online: 6/27/18). The #container then released two 18-centimeter-wide, cylindrical rovers. Because Ryugu’s gravity is so weak, the rovers can hop using rotating motors that generate a torque and send them airborne for about 15 minutes. . Japan’s #Aerospace Exploration Agency released the first blurry, otherworldly pictures from the rovers on #September 22. One image appears to have been taken midhop. . #Japan sent its first #MINERVA rover with the original Hayabusa mission, which reached #asteroid Itokawa in 2005, but that rover missed the asteroid and was lost in space. “I was so moved to see these small rovers successfully explore an asteroid surface because we could not achieve this at the time of Hayabusa 13 years ago,” wrote Hayabusa2’s project mission manager, Makoto Yoshikawa, on the mission’s webpage. . A #German and French rover, also aboard Hayabusa2, is set to deploy to Ryugu on October 4. MASCOT will join the MINERVA-II1 rovers in measuring the asteroid’s composition, #temperature and magnetic properties. A third MINERVA-II rover is scheduled to land sometime in 2019. . Later in #October, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is scheduled to touch down at a spot near the asteroid’s equator to gather a sample of dust, before returning to orbit. Depending on how that sample collection goes, the craft may try to collect two more samples from different parts of the asteroid. If successful, the #spacecraft will send the asteroid dust back to Earth, to arrive in 2020. . source: zunkle.com/science-news/ . #scientist #science #sciencenews #news
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How does the famous rubber sheet analogy stretch our imagination? How do we conceptualize things that are impossible to perceive directly? Check out my latest article which is all about curved spacetime and human cognition. Link in bio. 🤓✨💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • • • • • #ScienceEducation #spa#spacetime #phd#phd #phd #scicomm #outreach #cognition #embodiedcognition #sto#storyteller #STEM #storyteller #storytelling #physics #astronomy #math #space #scientist #research #science #stem #education #lea#learning #learn #relativity #Einstein #rubbersheet
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"A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehab" . Researchers find success at restoring movement to paralyzed legs, giving hope to people with paraplegia. . With the help of a spine stimulator and intensive training, a formerly paralyzed man can command his legs to step again. This achievement, described online September 24 in Nature #Medicine, inches #researchers closer to restoring movement to paraplegic people. . The therapy allows 29-year-old Jered Chinnock to control his leg movements with his thoughts. “This is highly significant,” study coauthor Kendall Lee, a neurosurgeon at the Mayo #Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a news #briefing on #September 20. . A snowmobile wreck left Chinnock paralyzed, unable to move or feel sensations below the chest. His initial #rehabilitation focused on acclimating to life in a wheelchair. But #three years after the accident, he enrolled in an aggressive study designed to get him moving. . Surgeons implanted a stimulator that zaps nerve cells on the spinal cord below the site of Chinnock’s injury. With the stimulator on, therapists led Chinnock through exercises to reactivate muscles and nerves. Over two weeks of training with the stimulator, he could stand and, while lying on his side, make voluntary steplike movements. Those results were published last year in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. . ZAP An implanted #electronic stimulator delivers jolts to nerve cells in the spinal cord of someone who is paralyzed (illustrated). Those signals have helped a paralyzed man move his legs. . Now, after 43 weeks of intense rehabilitation, Chinnock has made even greater strides. He can step on a treadmill on his own, and, with assistance and a walker, can step across the ground. Over the course of one training session, he was able to #travel 102 meters, about the length of an #American football field, the researchers #report. . source: zunkle.com/science-news/ . #scientist #science #sciencenews #news
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