Who knew Zinc Oxide could be so pretty?

“ZnO nanoparticles obtained by hydrothermal synthesis using microwave heating.” ~FR

“This [Zinc Oxide] semiconductor has several favorable properties, including good transparency, high electron mobility, wide bandgap, and strong room-temperature luminescence. Those properties are used in emerging applications for transparent electrodes in liquid crystal displays, in energy-saving or heat-protecting windows, and in electronics as thin-film transistors and light-emitting diodes.” (Wikipedia)

By Francisco Rangel, via Stacey Thinx.

This totally made my day: An absolutely breathtaking view of the Milkyway as seen from Mars.

Source unknown (please let me know if you have this info) – via IFLS.

Son of a B****, I’m Sick of These Dolphins

From a Wes Anderson quote in The Life Aquatic, and good for a segue into marine biology careers. Also see this.

By Nick McLellan, via Hey Oscar Wilde!

Lovely futuristic and space vector illustrations by Javier Arce

By Javier Arce over at Silly Inc. (Via Drawn.ca)