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A Bright Light

29. Bio Laboratory Scientist. Chemistry, sciences, cats, baking, cooking and making candy.
Sep 16 '14




Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

This is beautiful.

Forever reblog because this is fucking wonderful.

Sep 14 '14

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Sep 11 '14

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Sep 11 '14

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Sep 6 '14
Sep 6 '14

When I’m asked what I do for a living



Sep 1 '14

Finally set up my personal lab :3

Started with my own cheek cells. Swabbed, heat set and stained using methylene blue chloride:

Excuse the black box lol I gotta set up the scope camera to get better shots. 

About a month ago I visited the beach with my friend, we discovered Velella washed up all over the beach! I pockited some and let them dry in my lab. (don’t worry, they were already dead when I obtained them).

I then proceeded to rehydrate them, wet set them to a slide and dyed them with various stains. 

Here is a piece of Velella stained with methylene blue chloride. These pictures do no justice on how beautiful they look under the microscope!

And finally janus green stain:

So beautiful!

I can’t wait to make more slides. I have about 10 stains and I made my own microtome. Next time I’ll set up the camera scope and take some better photos instead of using my cellphone lol

Aug 21 '14


The Great Wetherell Refractor

This is quite possibly the coolest *looking* telescope that I’ve ever seen. From the creator, Tim Wetherell:

The Great Wetherell Refractor is a Steampunk telescope on a grand scale. It incorporates the riveted construction and engraved brass circles of many telescopes from the late nineteenth century, yet it’s also modern in it’s use of electronic controls and the best of today’s coated optics. This work is a both a sculpture and a fully functional telescope. It’s not a replica, but a modern working instrument grounded firmly in the tradition of the great Victorian refractors.

Check out more of Tim’s work at

Aug 18 '14


Electric Fields Made Visible

Physics educator James Lincoln helps people understand the natural world. The gifs above are from a Youtube video he made on how to “see” an electric field, the region around a charged object where electric force is experienced. When the object is positively charged, electric field lines extend radially outward from the object. When the object is negatively charged, the lines extend radially inward.  

Click the gifs for more info or see the full video below.

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Aug 4 '14



This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

EDIT: There seems to be a lot of skepticism about the product (I’m not a scientist, but the idea is certainly compelling). There have been calls at Reddit calling this out, yet the company has posted addressing the concerns here

Jul 31 '14

Princess Mononoke print!


Princess Mononoke print!

Jul 30 '14

You’re not alone, Link!

Saria’s the one friend who recognized Link and I love her for it ;-;


You’re not alone, Link!

Saria’s the one friend who recognized Link and I love her for it ;-;

Jul 29 '14


Selections from Tallmadge Doyle’s ethereal Celestial Mapping Series

Jul 18 '14

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Jul 12 '14