A Bit of Sunday Reading for You… Fabulous Factoids and Morsels for the Mind

Good morning fellow NERDS. It’s been raining here so I’ve been reading through this wonderful page full of fabulous factoids. I decided that I couldn’t possibly keep them to my self any longer, as they’re too interesting not to share. So here they are – enjoy your Sunday reading!

SciLogs – Morsels for the Mind

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein

This is very cool. Some Nobel Prize-Winning scientists were given paper and crayons and asked to draw their discoveries. Then they did a photo shoot.

Read about it here

Not a scientist.

Not a scientist.

Nature’s Tattooes and Captured Lightning in Acrylic

I was reading about the Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars here, then I saw the captured lightning stuff. These guys get to play with some really cool toys!!

“This 3″ x 3″ x 2″ three dimensional Lichtenberg Figure was created by ebeam irradiation along multiple planes. The internal potential within the specimen prior to discharging it was estimated to be 2.2 million volts. The specimen is illuminated from below by blue LEDs.”

Lightning captured in acrylic.

Lightning captured in acrylic.

See more about this at capturedlightning.com