GINA’S COLLEGE STORIES PART ONE/PSA FOR FRIENDS OF BIRDS.
So a few months back a friend of mine burst into my room hyperventilating, holding a tiny unresponsive hummingbird on a piece of paper. “IS IT DEAD GINA WHAT CAN I DO OH MY GOD YOU KNOW HOW TO ANIMALS SO FIX IT”, the like.
He didn’t look too good and I figured he’d flown into something and was stunned, so I put him in a bowl of fluff and left it in my closet with a towel over most of it. I left him alone for an hour or two and when I went back to check on the little guy he’d righted himself and opened his eyes.
AND THEN THE LITTLE BASTARD FLEW OUT OF THE BOWL AND PROCEEDED TO ZIP MERRILY AROUND THE ROOM thank god I caught him before he hurt himself again. We fed him some sugar water from an online hummingbird nectar recipe and let him go.
TL;DR if you find small bird friends and they look like they’re dying, they may just be stunned and you can help by putting them in a shoebox and leaving them in a dark, quiet place for a while.
This Is What Wi-Fi Would Look Like, If We Could See It
If our airborne Internet wasn’t invisible, it might look something like these colorful energy fields.
Even though Wi-Fi is invisible, we know when it’s not working. Some people have even developed a bat-like sense of guessing where the signal is strongest and moving their laptops to that specific coffee shop table. But artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm wanted to know: what would Wi-Fi look like if we could see those waves pulsing the network to our computers? “I did a Google search that asked, ‘What if we could see Wi-Fi?’ and I couldn’t find anything, so I decided to make my own,” Lamm says.
That search eventually produced these images of what Wi-Fi would look like on the National Mall, which Lamm posted on MyDeals.com. With the help of a NASA astrobiologist, Lamm used 3-D shapes taken from a Washington, D.C. government map to recreate the size and frequency of the waves. As for the NASA connection, Lamm explains that he simply put out a call for help on Craigslist. M. Browning Vogel, an astrobiology Ph.D. who worked at NASA Ames for five years, helped Lamm out.
These incredible body paintings are almost more performance art than body art. The models bodies are transformed into beautiful creatures. These body art illusions are created by 25-year-old German artist Gesine Marwedel. The young artist uses the human body as her canvas despite that it is a difficult medium to paint and work with - its living. Her canvas breathes, sweats and moves. Her paint brush turns models into amazingly alive swans or dolphins, making it hard to believe it’s all painted onto real people. Marwedel admits that she loves how body painting helps people to rediscover their beauty. (via Beautiful Life)