its very sketchy BUT Have Fenris Metal Gear style
“You think I wanted this? I had no choice! I never wanted these upgrades!”
When I first met Fenris and learned of his story omg
Hay thar. I'm a 20+ year old art student and this is my personal blog.
It's mainly to reblog stuff that interest me, which include
Be warned, I spam a lot of stuff everyday in here, your dash will be several pages longer. BE VERY WARNED. I also sometimes post some NSFW things.Main blog: ones-inspiration, which is my art/animation/writing blog thing for references and art stuff.
Sometimes I don't know if I offended someone or not by their reactions (it's hard to tell online) so... just to let you know I don't mean it, don't take it to heart. I don't joke about things, or purposely write some trolling/flame-attracting messages (unless I'm pissed off and looking for a fight, which is rare). If it seems that way, I probably phrased my words wrong or spoke too bluntly. Please be forgiving if I've made such an error.
Wore a dress to school and out to eat. The purpose was to get people talking about it. The amount of times I had to hear adults telling the middle schools that it was okay for a man to wear a dress was inspiring. One teacher made me take it off but other teachers fought for me to put it back on. I would like to think that at least one child went home that day with a new outlook on the idea. At the very least, I have introduced a couple hundred kids to an idea they have not experienced in the real world. One step at a time.
Moreover, it was a learning experience me as well. My friend in picture (on the left), his sister (taking the picture), and I went out to dinner and then bowling after in my dress. Everyone stared and laughed and made jokes. When bowling, the man in the lane next to us, in the middle if his game, went up and asked to change lanes because he could not bowl next to me. It was a look into another lifestyle. A chance to feel what they feel every day. You know what? I rather enjoyed wearing a dress. There is no reason anyone should face such resistance to wear what they want for whatever the reason.
Please, spread love and not hate.
I just noticed how many notes this post has gotten and it is the most I’ve ever received on a post of my own. I am very happy to see it.
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Tiny Motor Powered by Single Molecule
by Julian Taub
Engineers dream of motors made out of single molecules that could jump-start the production of machines on the molecular level. However, simply modeling them after larger motors has been extremely difficult.
Now, researchers from France and the University of Ohio have collaborated on a new approach and created the first compact molecular motor that can spin both clockwise and counterclockwise.
“What must be done [to create a working molecular motor] is to start from the bottom, to forget about the macroscopic scale,” said Christian Joachim, one of the lead authors of this project from the Centre d’Elaboration Materiaux et d’Etudes Structurales in Toulouse, France…
(read more: Live Science)
(image: CEMES-CNRS and Univ. P. Sabatier - Toulouse)
Levelhead by Julian Oliver
Interesting 3D augmented reality game from 2008, a maze inside a cube where you guide a person around - video embedded below:
levelHead is a spatial memory game by Julian Oliver, developed at the end of 2007, beginning 2008.
levelHead uses a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen it appears each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors.
In one of these rooms is a character. By tilting the cube the player directs this character from room to room in an effort to find the exit.
Some doors lead nowhere and will send the character back to the room they started in, a trick designed to challenge the player’s spatial memory. Which doors belong to which rooms?
There are three cubes (levels) in total, each of which are connected by a single door. Players have the goal of moving the character from room to room, cube to cube in an attempt to find the final exit door of all three cubes. If this door is found the character will appear to leave the cube, walk across the table surface and vanish…
The Chrysina aurigans [left] and Chrysina limbata [right] specimens shown here bear such an uncanny resemblance to polished nuggets of gold and silver it may be hard to believe that their exoskeletons are made of the same stuff—chitin—that covers drab cockroaches and crayfish.
These beetles shine not because of chemical pigmentation or the incorporation of actual metals. Instead, a closer look at their elytra—the hard forewings that conceal the beetles’ more delicate hindwings—reveals a multilayer nanostructure that tricks the light in just the right way to create metallic effects. In a study published April 22 in Optical Materials Express, researchers from the University of Costa Rica provide new details of this structural color.
The beetles’ elytra has a so-called “chirped structure” consisting of some 70 layers of chitin stacked from top to bottom in decreasing thicknesses. The layers have different refractive indices, and incoming light waves are bent and reflected at each interface. Constructive interference of reflected rays intensifies their brightness and color. Using a special spectrometer designed to measure the light reflecting from the curved surface of the elytra, researchers found that the silver beetle reflects light across the entire visible spectrum whereas the golden beetle reflects light of wavelengths larger than 515 nanometers—similar to the reflection spectra for the actual metals.
Unlike other examples of structural color in nature, such as butterfly wings andpeacock feathers, the beetles do not iridesce—instead they appear a steady gold or silver from any angle. Their dewy appearance would make the beetles easy to miss in the rain-drenched forests of Costa Rica, the researchers hypothesize.
Despite the resemblance, the beetles’ sheen does not result from the same process that makes metal shine. “Actual gold and silver optical properties are determined by the contributions of free and bound electrons to the absorption of light,” explains study co-author William Vargas. Replicating the chirped nanostructure using technology currently used to manufacture 3D photonic crystals might be possible, says Vargas. And if the beetle specimens shimmering in museum cases are any indication, these faux metallic coatings could last untarnished for hundreds of years. (via)