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“Vişne bahçeleriyle dolu,
neşeli bir şehre benzerdi senin sesin.” 
(Babam)

Didem Madak

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tehnakki:

mindblowingscience:

Next Generation Spacesuit like Second Skin

Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation spacesuit that acts practically as a second skin, and could revolutionize the way future astronauts travel into space. (Photo : Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)
Astronauts are used to climbing into conventional bulky, gas-pressurized spacesuits, but this new design could allow them to travel in style. Soon they may don a lightweight, skintight and stretchy garment lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. Essentially the new suit acts like a giant piece of shrink-wrap, in which the coils contract and tighten when plugged into a power supply, thereby creating a “second skin.”
"With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure,] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space," lead researcher Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, said in astatement.
"We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical counterpressure - applying the pressure directly to the skin, thus avoiding the gas pressure altogether. We combine passive elastics with active materials. … Ultimately, the big advantage is mobility, and a very lightweight suit for planetary exploration."
Newman, who has worked for the past decade on a design for the next-generation spacesuit, describes the new garment in detail in the journal IEEE/ASME: Transactions on Mechatronics.
The MIT BioSuit’s coils, which are a main feature of the outfit, are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA). At a certain temperature, the material can “remember” and spring back to its engineered shape after being bent or misshapen.
Skintight suits are not a novel idea, but in the past scientists have always struggled with the question: how do you get in and out of a suit that is so tight? That’s where the SMAs come in, allowing the suit to contract only when heated, and subsequently stretched back to a looser shape when cooled.
Though the lightweight suit may not seem at first like it can withstand the harsh environment that is outer space, Newman and his colleagues are sure that the BioSuit would not only give astronauts much more freedom during planetary exploration, but it would also fully support these space explorers.
Newman and his team are not only working on how to keep the suit tight for long periods of time, but also believe their design could be applied to other attires, such as athletic wear or military uniforms.
"An integrated suit is exciting to think about to enhance human performance," Newman added. "We’re trying to keep our astronauts alive, safe, and mobile, but these designs are not just for use in space."


Scuse you, Dava Newman is a FEMALE professor at MIT. 

(fyi, I passed out in a vacuum chamber wearing an earlier version of this suit. =D)

tehnakki:

mindblowingscience:

Next Generation Spacesuit like Second Skin

Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation spacesuit that acts practically as a second skin, and could revolutionize the way future astronauts travel into space. (Photo : Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)

Astronauts are used to climbing into conventional bulky, gas-pressurized spacesuits, but this new design could allow them to travel in style. Soon they may don a lightweight, skintight and stretchy garment lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. Essentially the new suit acts like a giant piece of shrink-wrap, in which the coils contract and tighten when plugged into a power supply, thereby creating a “second skin.”

"With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure,] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space," lead researcher Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, said in astatement.

"We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical counterpressure - applying the pressure directly to the skin, thus avoiding the gas pressure altogether. We combine passive elastics with active materials. … Ultimately, the big advantage is mobility, and a very lightweight suit for planetary exploration."

Newman, who has worked for the past decade on a design for the next-generation spacesuit, describes the new garment in detail in the journal IEEE/ASME: Transactions on Mechatronics.

The MIT BioSuit’s coils, which are a main feature of the outfit, are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA). At a certain temperature, the material can “remember” and spring back to its engineered shape after being bent or misshapen.

Skintight suits are not a novel idea, but in the past scientists have always struggled with the question: how do you get in and out of a suit that is so tight? That’s where the SMAs come in, allowing the suit to contract only when heated, and subsequently stretched back to a looser shape when cooled.

Though the lightweight suit may not seem at first like it can withstand the harsh environment that is outer space, Newman and his colleagues are sure that the BioSuit would not only give astronauts much more freedom during planetary exploration, but it would also fully support these space explorers.

Newman and his team are not only working on how to keep the suit tight for long periods of time, but also believe their design could be applied to other attires, such as athletic wear or military uniforms.

"An integrated suit is exciting to think about to enhance human performance," Newman added. "We’re trying to keep our astronauts alive, safe, and mobile, but these designs are not just for use in space."

Scuse you, Dava Newman is a FEMALE professor at MIT. 

(fyi, I passed out in a vacuum chamber wearing an earlier version of this suit. =D)

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neuromorphogenesis:

Brain Encodes Time And Place Of Taste Memory

Have you ever eaten something totally new and it made you sick? Don’t give up; if you try the same food in a different place, your brain will be more “forgiving” of the new attempt. In a new study conducted by the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa, researchers found for the first time that there is a link between the areas of the brain responsible for taste memory in a negative context and those areas in the brain responsible for processing the memory of the time and location of the sensory experience. When we experience a new taste without a negative context, this link doesn’t exist.

The area of the brain responsible for storing memories of new tastes is the taste cortex, found in a relatively insulated area of the human brain known as the insular cortex. The area responsible for formulating a memory of the place and time of the experience (the episode) is the hippocampus. Until now, researchers assumed that there was no direct connection between these areas – i.e., the processing of information about a taste is not related to the time or the place one experiences the taste. The accepted thinking was that a negative experience – for example, being exposed to a bad taste – would be negative in the same way anywhere, and the brain would create a memory of the taste itself, divorced from the time or place.

But in this new study, conducted by doctoral student Adaikkan Chinnakkaruppan in the laboratory of Prof. Kobi Rosenblum of the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa, in cooperation with the Riken Institute, the leading brain research institute in Tokyo, the researchers demonstrate for the first time that there is a functional link between the two brain regions.

In the study the researchers sought to examine the relationship between the taste cortex (which is responsible for taste memory), and three different areas in the hippocampus: CA1, which is responsible for encoding the concept of space (where we are located); DG, the area responsible for encoding the time relationship between events; and CA3, responsible for filling in missing information. To do this the researchers took ordinary mice and mice that were genetically engineered by their Japanese colleagues such that these three areas of the brain functioned normally but were lacking plasticity, which did not allow new memories reliant on them to be created.

“In brain research, the manipulation we do must be very delicate and precise, otherwise the changes can make the entire experiment irrelevant to proving or refuting the research hypothesis,” said Prof. Rosenblum.

The mice were exposed to two new tastes, one that caused stomach pains (to mimic exposure to toxic food) and another that didn’t cause that feeling. By comparing the two groups it emerged that when the new taste was not accompanied by an association with toxic food, there was no difference between the normal mice and those whose various functional areas in the hippocampus didn’t allow plasticity. But when the taste caused a negative feeling, there was clear involvement of the CA1 area, which is responsible for encoding the space.

“The significance of this is that the moment we go back to the same place at which we experienced the taste associated with a bad feeling, subconsciously the negative memory will be much stronger than if we come to taste the same taste in a totally different place,” explained Prof. Rosenblum. Similarly, the DG area, which is responsible for encoding the time between incidents, was involved the more time that passed between the new taste and the stomach discomfort. “This means that even during a simple associative taste, the brain operates the hippocampus to produce an integrated experience that includes general information about the time between events and their location,” he said.

The findings, which were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, expose the complexity and richness of the simple sensory experiences that are engraved in our brains and that in most cases we aren’t even aware of. Moreover, the study can help explain behavioral results and the difficulty in producing memories when certain areas of the brain become dysfunctional following and illness or accident. The better we understand the encoding of simple sensory experiences in the brain and the link between the feeling, time and place of the experiences; we will better understand the complex process of creating memories and storing them in our brains.

How to burn more fat (Womens Health)

thereisnobeauty:

1. Go to Bed Earlier
Someone who sleeps less and is under more stress tends to have more visceral fat.

2. Stay Hydrated
All of your body’s chemical reactions, including your metabolism, depend on water. If you are dehydrated, you may be burning up to 2 percent fewer calories. Drink at least…

melimpressions:

Deniz
Uzun uzun bir yağmuru okudum,
Uzun ıslığını taşıdım rüzgârın,
Uzak bir kıyıya mektup yolladım.
Döndüm, derinde dövdüm kendimi.
Duydum, kırıldı içimde tuz sesi
Bir derine ağladım.
(Keder saldı içime bir denizden bir midye,
Taşı gördüm ağırlık indi dilime)
Engin de kendinden uzağı özlermiş
Ufuk bir şey değilmiş bana, gördüm.
Hayal kıvamıymış aşk,
Gülün kokusunu bademin neşesini
istedim.
Ah bilemedim de nasıl geniştim,
Koşup kapaklanayım bir kucak istedim.
(Birhan Keskin, Yeryüzü Halleri’nden)
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melimpressions:

Deniz

Uzun uzun bir yağmuru okudum,
Uzun ıslığını taşıdım rüzgârın,
Uzak bir kıyıya mektup yolladım.
Döndüm, derinde dövdüm kendimi.
Duydum, kırıldı içimde tuz sesi
Bir derine ağladım.

(Keder saldı içime bir denizden bir midye,
Taşı gördüm ağırlık indi dilime)

Engin de kendinden uzağı özlermiş
Ufuk bir şey değilmiş bana, gördüm.
Hayal kıvamıymış aşk,
Gülün kokusunu bademin neşesini
istedim.

Ah bilemedim de nasıl geniştim,
Koşup kapaklanayım bir kucak istedim.


(Birhan Keskin, Yeryüzü Halleri’nden)


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melimpressions:

Iris’in Ölümü
Bugün kalbimi eski bir plak gibi
Öyle çok tersine çevirdim ki:

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Cızırtılı bir yağmur gününü anlatır
Uzaklarda süren sarı yağmurluklu bir hayatı
Deniz bazen kendini kaldırımlara fırlatır,
O zaman bir yavru yengece bakan
İnsanların şarkısı olurdu o şarkının adı.
Keşke ismim İris olsaydı,
Keşke ismim herkese
Sarı yağmurluğuyla koşan hayatı anlatsaydı.

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Ellerim kocamanlaşır, tuhaflaşır
İşte o ellerimle herkese
Çamurlu şiirler uzatsaydım
Hepsi çok kirli olsaydı tanrım!

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Kırmızı akşam sefalarını anlatır
Karanlığın kalbinde yalnız, açmanın acısını
Komşu kadınların basma elbiseli konuşmalarını
Geceyi onlar bahçeye taşırdı
Ben ne zaman öleceğim tanrım!
Sabah olunca mı?
Keşke birkaç dakikayı ipek mendillere sarıp saklasaydım
İrileşen, gitgide irileşen ağaç gibi
Şu odanın ortasında dursam,
Saat kuleleri dökülürdü dallarımdan tanrım!
Artık sarı yaprakların ölü olduğuna inanmıyorum.

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Kanatlarında yağmuru taşıyan kelebeği anlatır
Kırmızı bir çakmak gibi neşeli ölmek olurdu
O şarkının adı,
Ardında yalnızca nemli sigaralar bırakmanın acısını
Keşke ismim İris olsaydı,
Keşke ismimin bir anlamı olmasaydı.

Herkes çıkarsın kalbini
O çirkin mücevher sandığından
Ve herkes onu birbirine fırlatsın tanrım!
Didem Madak
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melimpressions:

Iris’in Ölümü

Bugün kalbimi eski bir plak gibi
Öyle çok tersine çevirdim ki:

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Cızırtılı bir yağmur gününü anlatır
Uzaklarda süren sarı yağmurluklu bir hayatı
Deniz bazen kendini kaldırımlara fırlatır,
O zaman bir yavru yengece bakan
İnsanların şarkısı olurdu o şarkının adı.
Keşke ismim İris olsaydı,
Keşke ismim herkese
Sarı yağmurluğuyla koşan hayatı anlatsaydı.

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Ellerim kocamanlaşır, tuhaflaşır
İşte o ellerimle herkese
Çamurlu şiirler uzatsaydım
Hepsi çok kirli olsaydı tanrım!

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Kırmızı akşam sefalarını anlatır
Karanlığın kalbinde yalnız, açmanın acısını
Komşu kadınların basma elbiseli konuşmalarını
Geceyi onlar bahçeye taşırdı
Ben ne zaman öleceğim tanrım!
Sabah olunca mı?
Keşke birkaç dakikayı ipek mendillere sarıp saklasaydım
İrileşen, gitgide irileşen ağaç gibi
Şu odanın ortasında dursam,
Saat kuleleri dökülürdü dallarımdan tanrım!
Artık sarı yaprakların ölü olduğuna inanmıyorum.

Bazı şarkılar vardır
Kanatlarında yağmuru taşıyan kelebeği anlatır
Kırmızı bir çakmak gibi neşeli ölmek olurdu
O şarkının adı,
Ardında yalnızca nemli sigaralar bırakmanın acısını
Keşke ismim İris olsaydı,
Keşke ismimin bir anlamı olmasaydı.

Herkes çıkarsın kalbini
O çirkin mücevher sandığından
Ve herkes onu birbirine fırlatsın tanrım!

Didem Madak


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melimpressions:

Melankoli


Özledim seni harbiden
Aklıma da düşüverir aniden
İçince açılınca

Bekledin sana gelmedim
Geceleri gönlüme eğledim
Uçunca uyuşunca

Söyledin seni duymadım
Leylaya mecnunu oynadım
Sevince sevilince

Anladım ki yanılmışım
Öylesine yılana sarılmışım
Sen ölünce gömülünce


Duman
Albüm: Darmaduman

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melimpressions:

Melankoli


Özledim seni harbiden
Aklıma da düşüverir aniden
İçince açılınca

Bekledin sana gelmedim
Geceleri gönlüme eğledim
Uçunca uyuşunca

Söyledin seni duymadım
Leylaya mecnunu oynadım
Sevince sevilince

Anladım ki yanılmışım
Öylesine yılana sarılmışım
Sen ölünce gömülünce


Duman
Albüm: Darmaduman


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melimpressions:

Çevremizi temiz tutalım.
…
Kedi yaptı;
Ben yapmadım.

-
melimpressions, kendimle konuşmalarım 19,5 Bafra 2014
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melimpressions:

Çevremizi temiz tutalım.

Kedi yaptı;
Ben yapmadım.

-
melimpressions, kendimle konuşmalarım 19,5 Bafra 2014


Foto: melimpressions
melimpressions:

Uzaktaydın sen
Aynı zaman içimdeydinde
19.04.2014
#AS
—-
You were far away
At the same time inside of me.
19.04.2014
#AS(on a wall in Bafra, Turkey, translated from turkish by melimpressions)

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melimpressions:

Uzaktaydın sen
Aynı zaman içimdeydinde
19.04.2014
#AS


—-
You were far away
At the same time inside of me.
19.04.2014
#AS

(on a wall in Bafra, Turkey, translated from turkish by melimpressions)
Foto: melimpressions

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teded:

Happy International Coffee Day! Bottoms up!
From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce
Animation by Lillian Chan

teded:

Happy International Coffee Day! Bottoms up!

From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

Animation by Lillian Chan

theacademy:

Jack Nicholson through the years

(Source: r-endrick)

raskolnikovsendromu:

Kadınların içlerine girmek istiyorlar.

Gözlerinden değil ,

Bacak aralarından.

Birde aşk istiyor aptallar.

Ne istediklerini bilmiyorlar. 

.

inanç

magictransistor:

Asa Smith. Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy. 1851. 

Wood engravings with hand highlighting, written by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City with the goal “to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible”.

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