Archiv des Autor: AiS - Peter Felten

Laniakea supercluster of galaxies

Scientist R. Brent Tully and colleagues mapped superclusters of galaxies to show us how tiny little our planet/planetary system is in comparison. “Galaxies congregate in clusters and along filaments, and are missing from large regions referred to as voids. These structures are seen in maps derived from spectroscopic surveys1, 2 that reveal networks of structure that are interconnected with no clear boundaries.”

A video exlains everything:

and if you want to dig deeper, here is the corresponding Nature-Artcile

Brain Art Competition

what? – yes that is real and organized by “The Neuro Bureau” since 2010. The submission deadline is May 28th, just in case you have some stuff to submit. If not, have a look on some beautiful realizations from the past years:

Thin slice through the structural connectome
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credit: Joachim Böttger, Ralph Schurade Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

MEG source connectivity analysis using 3D graph visualization
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credit: Sebastien Dery Montreal Neurological Institute

Cerebral Infiltration
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credit: Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab (SCIL): Maxime Chamberland, David Fortin, Maxime Descoteaux

Much more on the “The Neuro Bureau” website!

NASA earth photo of the year

The people vote the picture below as NASA’s photo of the year: “The play of light on water can reveal overlooked details and nuances to photographers and artists on Earth. The same thing can happen when looking from space.” Truly beautiful but maybe not my first pick…click here for a huge achive full of impressive pictures!

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Canary Island (image credit: NASA)

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Klyuchevskaya volcano in Russia (image credit: NASA)

Corals and sponges in HD

Incredible recordings from Daniel Stoupin: “Slow marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.”

Credits and more information: Daniel Stoupin