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generalelectric:

Electrons are directed through a fluorescent lightbulb by molecules of mercury and argon in this series of GIFs from “La Magia de la Fluorescencia,” a GE science film from 1946. 

(via freshphotons)

amalgammaray:

The pair of carved fruitwood model eyes with lens and iris are contained in lacquered-brass gimbal mounts on tapered columns mounted on a display base, 1870. Designed by the Dutch Ophthalmologist Franciscus Donders (1818-1889).

(via staceythinx)

From Open Culture, the story of Friedrich Nietzsche’s curious typewriter.

Plus, more about the contraption at the Malling-Hansen Society: “Nietzsche received his writing ball in 1882. It was the newest model, the portable tall one with a colour ribbon, serial number 125.”

The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.

natgeofound:

A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

fastcodesign:

These Surreal Gifs Are Made From Vintage Photos And Wit

Bill Domonkos’ hypnotic gifs, made from vintage photos and archival photos, will entrance you. The artist talks to Co.Create about why he makes them.

Slideshow> Co.Create

Wonderfully strange way to start the day.


Antique Victorian microscope slides

Oooooooh.

visualoop:

Vintage graphic design by Erik Nitsche (1908-1998)

(Via staceythinx)

audiovision:

Acoustic listening devices developed for the Dutch army as part of air defense systems research between WWI and WWII. 

via butdoesitfloat.com

(via npr)

The Kilmer House blog (which specializes in all things Johnson & Johnson) has a delightful little history of Band-Aid tins for you.  Go ahead, guess which one is from the 90’s.

I’m filling the Radiolab Tumblr with all things blood-filled this week, in preparation for our upcoming episode on blood.  If you have something great to add, let me know!

Atlas Obscura has some extraordinary photos of blind children (and adults, too) experiencing a museum through touch.  Go look.