SCIENCE PICTURE OF THE DAY RESULTS!

Well.. congratulations are in order to SUNCRUST who DESTROYED this LIF. Not only did he get 18/20 for the prelims but he got ALL 6 of Thursday’s pictures!

The answers to Thursday btw:
1- This image is of a new material composite made by filling nanoporous gold with an electrolyte, allowing strength & durability to be controlled utilizing an electric field. When electrical potential is shifted, the material is able to switch between distinct and reversible changes in strength, flow stress, and ductility. It was created by Hai-Jun Jin & Jorg Weissmuller.

2- 2D vectorial representation of a genomic sequence (this instance was E coli), with the circled area being the key point showing the origins of replication.

3- The bright red star in the center of this image is Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf and the nearest star to our Sun at 4.2 light years away. It is located in the bright, southern constellation of Centaurus and was discovered in 1915 by Robert Innes.

4- These are images of 1-dimenisional, hydrogen-1, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) graphs of D-(+)-Glucose (C6 H12 O6).  Here proton NMR is a technique used to extrapolate information about the physical and chemical properties of glucose.

5- This graph show’s the polar motion of the Earth, which is the movement of Earth’s rotational axis across its surface, also known as Chandler’s Wobble. More specifically, this graph focuses on the x axis (across the Greenwich Meridian) from the year 2001 until 2009, with the positive numbers indicating the Atlantic Lobe & negative numbers indicating the Pacific Lobe. It is interesting to note the small anomaly occurring in the rotation around 2006.

6- This is an image of an intracardiac echocardiogram during transseptal puncture for ablation of atrial fibrillation (left atrial chamber), the most common type of adult heart arrhythmia.  Intracardiac echo is used to guide transseptal catherization.  The transseptal puncture is an important step when performing an ostial segmental pulmonary vein isolation, a technique pioneered by the Haissaguerre group in the late 1990’s.  It was revolutionary because it minimizes the risk of pulmonary vein stenosis.

(answers stolen from suncrust as his answers were much more complete than mine!)

A package shall be departing soon 🙂

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