Category Archives: Science Education

Emit Time – Time Runs Out – New Theory Nixes “Dark Energy”: Says Time is Disappearing from the Universe

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Posting this a little late, but then that’s a moot point now:

Remember a little thing called the space-time continuum? Well what if the time part of the equation was literally running out? New evidence is suggesting that time is slowly disappearing from our universe, and will one day vanish completely. This radical new theory may explain a cosmological mystery that has baffled scientists for years. – Daily Galaxy

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Exploring the Rainforest – Brooklyn Botanic Gardens – Rainforest Curriculum

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Passionfruit Flower

Passion Flower

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - Wicked Plants

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - Wicked Plants

Pocono Cup Fungus – Peziza domiciliana

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Some interesting fungal links:

First Shots with a USB Microscope

Hydra © Frank H. Jump

Hydra © Frank H. Jump

Drosophila © Frank H. Jump

Drosophila © Frank H. Jump

Hair Root © Frank H. Jump

Hair Root © Frank H. Jump

Cotton Fabric © Frank H. Jump

Cotton Fabric © Frank H. Jump

Upholstery © Frank H. Jump

Upholstery © Frank H. Jump

Water Droplets © Frank H. Jump

Water Droplets © Frank H. Jump

Dried Bean © Frank H. Jump

Dried Bean © Frank H. Jump

Dried Bean © Frank H. Jump

Dried Bean © Frank H. Jump

Onion Skin © Frank H. Jump

Onion Skin © Frank H. Jump

Onion Skin © Frank H. Jump

Onion Skin © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Turkey Feather © Frank H. Jump

Broken Skin © Frank H. Jump

Broken Skin © Frank H. Jump

Eye Capillaries © Frank H. Jump

Eye Capillaries © Frank H. Jump

Eyelashes © Frank H. Jump

Eyelashes © Frank H. Jump

Tool Box Enters Orbit – More Debris Adds to Space Junk Hazard

Reuters/NASA TV - Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Pipers tool bag moves away from the International Space Station in this view from her helmet camera as the tools were lost accidentally during her work cleaning and replacing the stations solar array trundle bearing

Reuters/NASA TV - Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper's tool bag moves away from the International Space Station in this view from her helmet camera as the tools were lost accidentally during her work cleaning and replacing the station's solar array trundle bearing

Lost in space: the astronauts’ toolbox

AP Wednesday, 19 November 2008

A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag after a grease gun inside it exploded, and helplessly watched as it floated away with everything inside.

It was one of the largest items ever to be lost by a spacewalker, and occurred during an unprecedented attempt to clean and lube a gummed-up joint on a solar panel.

Space Junk - Space.com

Space Junk - Space.com

Space Junk

By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer posted: 05:19 pm ET 19 October 2000

Thousands of nuts, bolts, gloves and other debris from space missions form an orbiting garbage dump around Earth, presenting a hazard to spacecraft. Some of the bits and pieces scream along at 17,500 mph.

When these objects fall back into Earth’s atmosphere, which they inevitably do, they behave just like any other meteor, lighting up the sky.

Profile of space junk:

  • 8,927 man-made objects officially tracked (up from 8,841 in July 1999)
  • 4 million pounds of stuff
  • 110,000 total objects 1 centimeter and larger

The full list of garbage in space and who put it there

UPDATE: November 26, 2008

Trinquetaille Viticulteurs – Golclair® & Nuvacron®

On the approach to Trinquetaille. © Frank H. Jump

On the approach to Trinquetaille. © Frank H. Jump

On the approach to Trinquetaille. © Frank H. Jump

On the approach to Trinquetaille. © Frank H. Jump

Viticulteur – French for vinegrower, but more specifically a vinegrower who owns his vineyards. ¹ Winegeeks

ViticultureFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia²

wine grapes

wine grapes

Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture. It is one branch of the science of horticulture.

Golclair®antirusseting agent. Russeting is a leathery coat on apple that is not preferred amongst most cultivars.

CHEMICAL TREATMENTS IN “GOLDEN DELICIOUS SPUR” FRUITS IN RELATION TO RUSSETING AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS (PDF) – E. Sanchez¹, J. M. Soto², J. X. Uvalle², A. P. Hernandez², J. M. Ruiz¹, and L. Romero¹ – JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, 24(1), 191–202 (2001

¹ Departamento de Biologıa Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de Granada, Granada 18071, España
² Facultad de Ciencias Agrotecnologicas, Universidad
Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, 31150, Mexico

Nuvacron® An organophosphate insecticide that inhibits monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase. It has been shown to be genotoxic.³

The Effect of Subacute Doses of Organophosphorus Pesticide, Nuvacron, on the
Biochemical and Cytogenetic Parameters of Mice and Their Embryos
(PDF)– M.M. Zahran, K.B. Abdel-Aziz, A. Abdel-Raof and E.M. Nahas – Department of Cell Biology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, EgyptResearch Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 1(3): 277-283, 2005 © 2005, INSInet Publication

Jump On Extraterrestrial Life

Life - Jump
© Frank H. Jump

With such diversity of life on the planet, most of our conceptions of life on other worlds are anthropomorphically derived. Yet why would they look like us- a relatively young primate species, as other life on this planet is so strange and bizarre – and inextricably linked?

On Life on Other Worlds:

Photo credits:

Pocono Red Insect

Pocono Red Insect

Pocono Red Insect
© Frank H. Jump

Is this some kind of aphid? Six legs but not really segmented. Hmm.

Ford Tractor – Sterling, PA

Ford Tractor - Sterling, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Don’t Dump – Drains To Alewife Brook – Cambridge, MA

Don't Dump - Drains to Aiewife Brook
© Frank H. Jump

Richdale Avenue

More on Alewife Brook:

Wikipedia - Tim Pierce

Friday Was Butterfly & Ladybug Liberation Day @ P.S. 119 Amersfort Magnet School for Global & Ethical Studies – 3829 Avenue K

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day

Butterfly Liberation Day
© Frank H. Jump

Flatbush Honeybees Buzz Back!

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees

Flatbush Honeybees
© Frank H. Jump

More on honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD):

Openmedia.org References FAB

Open Media dot org

Openmedia.org – Wikimedia

“Monitoring media projects that use wiki methods.”

A Series of Vertically Oriented Cylindrical Objects – Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Campbell's Soup Can
Vintage Schaefer Can
Rubin's Delicatessen
Nails
Sorb-it Can
Earth Day Campbell's Soup Can
© Frank H. Jump

Happy Earth Day!

Vincenzo (my partner in life and love) has the tendency to uncover interesting ephemera while doing demolition on the apartments he renovates. Here are two bits dating back to the early 1960’s- Rubin’s Delicatessen with the GRamercy-3 telephone exchange (Gramercy Park got its name from a corruption of the Dutch “krom mesje” or crooked little knife) and the Schaefer Beer Can, which brings back fond memories of the 1969 World Series and my father watching television. I remember watching the men landing on the Moon and wondering how they had already gotten there to set up cameras.

My first Earth Day – which was THE FIRST EARTH DAY – was in April 1970. I had done a report in fifth grade about the Food of the Future: Soy. I predicted that soy burgers would one day become popular with the American public. I also predicted that the United States would be slow to convert to metric – which was supposed to occur that year. If only my prescience could have extended to future Lotto Numbers…

Read more about Campbell’s Soup’s attempt to be green.

Chicago Tribune

“For here am I floating ’round my tin-can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do”

David Bowie – Space Oddity

There’s a Funghi Amonghi – Poconos, PA

Puffer

Solo Funghi

Fungi
© Frank H. Jump

Fungus