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Massimo @Rainmaker1973 Italy, North by Northwest

Astronomy, astronautics, meteorology, physics. @Coelum_news columnist. Engineer, trying to build the big picture of #science via pics, videos & links

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The story of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the astronomer who discovered what the universe is made of. She proposed in… https://t.co/efFx5pX8MH
Retweeted by MassimoThe O-wind turbine is a truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine especially suitable for apartment buildings… https://t.co/hC10q0yHNS
Retweeted by MassimoWhen you get a sunburn, when the damage to the DNA of the cells cannot be repaired, your skin cells essentially "co… https://t.co/TnZ6DVYj7y
Retweeted by MassimoMatt Molloy is a photography enthusiast using a neat processing tricks (a Time Stack technique) to turn landscapes… https://t.co/qSDWHgIrAY
Retweeted by MassimoThe Genesis orrery uses an advance drive train delivery system to elegantly power all the planet of the Solar Syste… https://t.co/2JIeUYkfPZ
Retweeted by MassimoUroplatus fimbriatus is a gecko endemic to Madagascar. These geckos reach a total length of 330 mm. Because the eye… https://t.co/TdgndS7qxz
Retweeted by MassimoThe story of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the astronomer who discovered what the universe is made of. She proposed in… https://t.co/efFx5pX8MH @zetje01 Sure. According to the block universe model which results from the Relativity theory, time doesn't flow. I… https://t.co/mFMQ6cqtgt«A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences hi… https://t.co/JTSWVlrSk6 @psidart I agreeBatman physics #SundayFunday [source, https://t.co/PkfvrTKUAR: https://t.co/XKwrOvWAJi] https://t.co/JpjU7pQjYV«The Submarine II: Construction» is a 1955 US Navy Training Film (FN-8024b) illustrating how a submarine works. Thi… https://t.co/4xjLpskMck
Retweeted by MassimoLeibniz’s most famous notations are his integral sign (∫ or long “s” for “summa”) and d, here summarized in the mar… https://t.co/UvbvfwyHur
Retweeted by MassimoThe 3D Compass is a clever little device that follows the earth's magnetic field in three dimensions. It shows what… https://t.co/iUe88xs0Br
Retweeted by Massimo @Kakwinokanasum1 You're welcome!Despite being the second most common letter in English, the letter A is never used in spelling of the numbers from… https://t.co/Rbw4SxNFr5
Retweeted by MassimoSpinning or oscillating? And if spinning: which is the rotation sense? https://t.co/YSFfTnX1ms https://t.co/ajWCe55c4Q
Retweeted by MassimoA cross boomerang can be as effective as a traditional one: this is how to build one with nothing but wood and glue… https://t.co/yUVVd1ZskH
Retweeted by MassimoDid you know you still can see Cold War's Berlin east-west divide from space? It's in the light bulbs colors [read… https://t.co/pvmrCdveQm
Retweeted by MassimoOf all bony fish, the oarfish, Regalecus glesne, is the longest. This one was observed at a depth of 62 m by a ROV… https://t.co/2x75V8wIMEThe Shannon number, named after Claude Shannon, is a conservative lower bound (not an estimate) of the game-tree co… https://t.co/flyJB2zFppA universal joint is a joint or coupling connecting rigid rods whose axes are inclined to each other, and is common… https://t.co/O1juWysbpPIn the 1840s several individuals proposed construction of a telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The project… https://t.co/cH0DucmjqiThe bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, w… https://t.co/3XrDHZHRRsWhen cut across the fibers & polished on the ends, selenite exhibits an optical illusion when placed on printed or… https://t.co/6klDLB4f7J @sakwahtamow You should have written "one hundred And one" 😁Despite being the second most common letter in English, the letter A is never used in spelling of the numbers from… https://t.co/Rbw4SxNFr5Uroplatus fimbriatus is a gecko endemic to Madagascar. These geckos reach a total length of 330 mm. Because the eye… https://t.co/TdgndS7qxzThis impressive reproduction of the checker shadow illusion by @AkiyoshiKitaoka is a brilliant visualization of the… https://t.co/rdQRZLcbhE
Retweeted by MassimoDid you know you still can see Cold War's Berlin east-west divide from space? It's in the light bulbs colors [read… https://t.co/pvmrCdveQmFrazil ice is a collection of loose, randomly oriented ice crystals formed in supercooled turbulent water. It usual… https://t.co/78LUoRNEeAA cross boomerang can be as effective as a traditional one: this is how to build one with nothing but wood and glue… https://t.co/yUVVd1ZskHThe Genesis orrery uses an advance drive train delivery system to elegantly power all the planet of the Solar Syste… https://t.co/2JIeUYkfPZLenia is a cellular automaton with continuous states. It supports an unexpected (bio)diversity of persistent life f… https://t.co/GRGct4Dv8BSpinning or oscillating? And if spinning: which is the rotation sense? https://t.co/YSFfTnX1ms https://t.co/ajWCe55c4QThis impressive reproduction of the checker shadow illusion by @AkiyoshiKitaoka is a brilliant visualization of the… https://t.co/rdQRZLcbhEThis is the effect that Faraday waves have on cornstarch [what are the Faraday waves: https://t.co/2fELNFs4lk] [ful… https://t.co/w4yl479ZXEMatt Molloy is a photography enthusiast using a neat processing tricks (a Time Stack technique) to turn landscapes… https://t.co/qSDWHgIrAYThe Sapporo municipal subway is famous for its rubber tires. It is quite different from a typical railway, so this… https://t.co/qE9lZ9V9L4The 3D Compass is a clever little device that follows the earth's magnetic field in three dimensions. It shows what… https://t.co/iUe88xs0BrLeibniz’s most famous notations are his integral sign (∫ or long “s” for “summa”) and d, here summarized in the mar… https://t.co/UvbvfwyHurSince a pilot first noticed Marree Man in 1998, the mysterious work of earthen art has attracted international atte… https://t.co/5rCmhnOB40
Retweeted by MassimoThis clip by John Beale shows how a universal joint shaft coupling works [full video: https://t.co/28JtRh5K3h] https://t.co/F2JHjWZFnSMitochondria are commonly known as the "powerhouse of the cell" (Philip Siekevitz, 1957). But they are also a highl… https://t.co/I6nQxaJp3TWhen you get a sunburn, when the damage to the DNA of the cells cannot be repaired, your skin cells essentially "co… https://t.co/TnZ6DVYj7yAn Ice Age rhinoceros skull was found in a gravel pit in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 1335, and was thought to belong to… https://t.co/A6U7W8FIPETadpoles of some species (like Epipedobates narinensis and of E. boulengeri) are almost transparent and easily show… https://t.co/V3TcgCB4IlSince a pilot first noticed Marree Man in 1998, the mysterious work of earthen art has attracted international atte… https://t.co/5rCmhnOB40The O-wind turbine is a truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine especially suitable for apartment buildings… https://t.co/hC10q0yHNS«The Submarine II: Construction» is a 1955 US Navy Training Film (FN-8024b) illustrating how a submarine works. Thi… https://t.co/4xjLpskMckClouds trace out the islands of the Caribbean Sea in this photo taken by an astronaut from inside the Cupola on the… https://t.co/LJ8Plhp1JMIn this image, the light from distant galaxies has been broken up into its constituent colors (spectra), allowing a… https://t.co/NdZZEMMULh
Retweeted by MassimoThe rock that comprises the "summit pyramid" or uppermost part of Mount Everest is gray marine limestone, which mea… https://t.co/GiiZsTmy2t
Retweeted by MassimoThe brachistochrone curve is the one lying on the plane between a point A and a lower point B, on which a bead slid… https://t.co/StxZ4gem9D
Retweeted by MassimoThe story of the tiger that in 1997 was wounded by a poacher who also stole part of its kill: the tiger found the p… https://t.co/KDaV12WF08
Retweeted by MassimoPeople often confuse the positions of knee and the ankle in most animals. Counscious of this, illustrator Satoshi K… https://t.co/XYoX9oCz5C
Retweeted by MassimoMycena interrupta, commonly known as the pixie's parasol, is a species of mushroom whose caps range from 0.8 to 2 c… https://t.co/Bz4T2nWpqu
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#Today in 1991, Ötzi a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE, was discovered in… https://t.co/T9h0QWbVRn
Retweeted by MassimoStill one of the most spectacular night-illuminating meteors: Gauteng, South Africa, November 21, 2009… https://t.co/bPmU7EU0IL
Retweeted by MassimoMada'in Saleh is an archaeological site located within Al Madinah Region in Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains… https://t.co/EcHpF2MYTU
Retweeted by MassimoZinnia flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape and they may be white or ch… https://t.co/xPykhWxhat
Retweeted by MassimoMach diamonds or shock diamonds can often be seen in the exhaust of rocket engines: also in toy rocket launchers… https://t.co/ziZF8pUO8oEach digit 0-9 is represented by a colored segment. Dots assigned to a segment represent digits that follow the dig… https://t.co/S976PQk7NW«Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychede… https://t.co/tbolxMWA3SLike in a cartoon, a duck, a sheep and a rooster flew for the first time in a balloon, #Today in 1783… https://t.co/aDrDVnkScL#Today in 1991, Ötzi a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE, was discovered in… https://t.co/T9h0QWbVRnA handy visualization of the electromagnetic spectrum from this PBS NOVA documentary: full video,… https://t.co/fR6xv2oHIlA recent paper reports on the first ever clear images of nanojets, bright lights traveling perpendicular to magneti… https://t.co/ls04NrGMiQA brilliant drawing of a strawberry represented through the chemicals that compose it, by Leo Herson… https://t.co/NnyXDc5nl5Zinnia flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape and they may be white or ch… https://t.co/xPykhWxhatMada'in Saleh is an archaeological site located within Al Madinah Region in Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains… https://t.co/EcHpF2MYTULate artist Mary Ellen Croteau assembled realistic images using only the caps of used plastic bottles. She uses the… https://t.co/nDl8PqGC1J
Retweeted by MassimoThe yearly CO₂ emissions for the Top 10 emitting countries from 1850 to 2013 [source: https://t.co/RCPjftymQA] https://t.co/3pGRIsr80a
Retweeted by MassimoIt's harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules… https://t.co/Pt8AtRFC1L
Retweeted by MassimoGrandala are deeply sexually dimorphic and this is the difference. While females are brown with white streaks all o… https://t.co/8F9Y6XhwUO
Retweeted by MassimoThe Twin Galaxy Stones are stunning black opals from Australia, most rare gems (50 times more rare than diamond)… https://t.co/emWvbPE57o
Retweeted by MassimoStill one of the most spectacular night-illuminating meteors: Gauteng, South Africa, November 21, 2009… https://t.co/bPmU7EU0ILMycena interrupta, commonly known as the pixie's parasol, is a species of mushroom whose caps range from 0.8 to 2 c… https://t.co/Bz4T2nWpquThe world's oldest known wild bird is Wisdom the Laysan albatross. At 68 years old she is still laying viable eggs… https://t.co/XM0Ujiwjwh
Retweeted by MassimoA hummingbird's tongue is forked and compressed until it reaches nectar, then it springs open: the rapid action tra… https://t.co/cm2asgv3W3
Retweeted by MassimoA functional model to explain how a zipper works with LEGO bricks [source: https://t.co/kSGKrvonXI] https://t.co/zmvkajpOzR
Retweeted by MassimoThe Twin Galaxy Stones are stunning black opals from Australia, most rare gems (50 times more rare than diamond)… https://t.co/emWvbPE57oGrandala are deeply sexually dimorphic and this is the difference. While females are brown with white streaks all o… https://t.co/8F9Y6XhwUOIt's harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules… https://t.co/Pt8AtRFC1LA functional model to explain how a zipper works with LEGO bricks [source: https://t.co/kSGKrvonXI] https://t.co/zmvkajpOzRThe yearly CO₂ emissions for the Top 10 emitting countries from 1850 to 2013 [source: https://t.co/RCPjftymQA] https://t.co/3pGRIsr80aPeople often confuse the positions of knee and the ankle in most animals. Counscious of this, illustrator Satoshi K… https://t.co/XYoX9oCz5CThe story of the tiger that in 1997 was wounded by a poacher who also stole part of its kill: the tiger found the p… https://t.co/KDaV12WF08A hummingbird's tongue is forked and compressed until it reaches nectar, then it springs open: the rapid action tra… https://t.co/cm2asgv3W3Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m (330 ft) deep and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mil… https://t.co/K43piQBgzzA study conducted by Hiroshima University researchers found that using Ultraviolet C light with a wavelength of 222… https://t.co/8z14g5bT9E
Retweeted by MassimoA 'star drop': the patterns created when a drop, flattened by some force, is excited into shape mode oscillations [s… https://t.co/WM9yacl10k
Retweeted by MassimoWhen installing a new underground pipeline, sometimes this is the best way to get all that rock out of the way [sou… https://t.co/MPkb7b1FUb @davefile Accidentally, it's the one in the brachistochrone Wikipedia page: https://t.co/dpphVSKlOjThe world's oldest known wild bird is Wisdom the Laysan albatross. At 68 years old she is still laying viable eggs… https://t.co/XM0UjiwjwhThe brachistochrone curve is the one lying on the plane between a point A and a lower point B, on which a bead slid… https://t.co/StxZ4gem9DThe rock that comprises the "summit pyramid" or uppermost part of Mount Everest is gray marine limestone, which mea… https://t.co/GiiZsTmy2tAn auditory illusion is an illusion of hearing, the aural equivalent of an optical illusion, like this amazing tune… https://t.co/iarKtkpuTC @ibgwiraga When "small asteroid" is reported, there will be a reason: it's not km, it's meters. https://t.co/Nh0Ngk9HC5 @metablog Nobody said the lady in the picture is Dan Marrone. The tweet just says: "which Dan Marrone said". Please read more carefully.
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