THE RIPPLING SURFACE OF A SINGLE LAYER OF MOLECULES
"The layer is actually comprised of two different molecules that tend to separate something like oil and water, and in this image we’ve captured what that separation looks like at a very early stage," said Seth B. Darling (Argonne National Laboratory), who collaborated with Steven J. Sibener (University of Chicago) on the photograph.
Each of the millions of molecules in the image has sulfur at its head, but one type has carbon and hydrogen at the tail whereas the other has carbon and fluorine. The heights of the two molecule types differ by about 0.2 nanometers.
The image was featured on the cover of Science, February 18 2010.
(via National Geographic)
Why I hate public transport.
Progress! I’m really excited for this painting, man.
It’s a two-part piece! With the first being the calm, contained figure (which is now finished); and the second being the one in mid-explosion. That one is going to be a bit more of an art installment, I’m going to hold it together by a board in the back, with paint and strings and cut-out paper organs connecting the canvas pieces together. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge, but it’s going to be really fun!
I’m really pleased with the three-dimensional effect so far!
this looks like the burgers they serve at my school