posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:34 PM
What can't science do these days? At the 2010 Art of Science exhibition, science and art merged to create some visual masterpieces. Here
are just a few of science's works of art.
Art of Science Competition
1st Place: Xenon Plasma Accelerator
The 2010 Art of Science competition was hosted by Princeton University and garnered over 115 submissions from undergraduates, faculty, research
staff, graduate students, and alumni
2nd Place: Therapeutic Illumination
The first place finisher at this years competition is a picture of a Hall-effect thruster (plasma accelerator) plume. The Hall thruster, is a
piece of electric propulsion technology that uses magnetic and electric fields to ionize and accelerate propellant.
3rd Place: Neutron Star
The second place finisher depicts the experimental investigations of David Nagib that employs energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs to
excite colored photocatalysts.
More exhibits: The Lithium Space Accelerator
The third place exhibit shows the intricate patterns created by neutron stars when planets move as a result of gravitational forces
In this image, a sphere is submerged near the free surface of a tow-tank filled with silicon oil to create well-structured flow patterns.
This picture shows the Lithium Lorentz Force Accelerator in an experiment investigating the acceleration mechanisms of a thruster.
# (There are 10 more. Please go to source to see the rest).
Pretty interesting stuff. There is one there called Plastic Transistors which is very interesting in it's concept.
I didn't know there was such an event but it makes sense-sure enough. I am very interested in what any ATS science folks think about this stuff. I
so wish I was into this stuff when I was a kid.
One of my childhood frineds-the smartest one, was selected to attend PSU and got into a G.E. sponsor field that dealt with Polomar Sciences (in 1982)
before it was hip. While he studied, we partied. He is now a big wig at the CIA..... hmmmm.
i hope you all enjoy and have a great weekend.
MOD: Please move to Science/Tech. I was working on something else and accidently put this one in here. Thank you.
[edit on 5/28/2010 by anon72]