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Feds Explore Shipwrecks Near San FranciscoFederal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/feds-explore-shipwrecks-near-san-francisco

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Feds Explore Shipwrecks Near San Francisco

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/feds-explore-shipwrecks-near-san-francisco

phoenixwrites:

i-freakin-love-disney:

killerdraco:

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disneyworldwonders:

Can I just say that I think this is the way Mulan should appear int the parks. In the beginning of the movie they make it very clear that the dress she wears to meet the matchmaker is not comfortable nor does it represent her personality. She spends the whole of the film proving that she is not a prize to be won or just a pawn to be married off at earliest convenience. She proves her worth in this outfit. She saves China in this outfit. She falls in love in this outfit. She risks her life, makes her strongest friendships, and changes the entire country IN THIS OUTFIT. Then they have her walk around the park in the same outfit she wore in the first scene of the movie and I think it is really negative toward her character. That is not who she is.



I’ve seen this post pop up on my dash time and time again, and it’s never quite sat right with me. I agree 120% with the idea that the pink “matchmaker dress” is a poor way to represent Mulan in the theme parks, but… so is her soldier armor. It’s just as much not who she is as the pink dress. It represents her pretending to be Ping, and her deceiving everyone around her. It is her pretending to be a man, to be someone else entirely. Honestly, if you want to talk about the outfit that best represents her, I’d suggest this one:

The outfit she wore when she defeated Shan Yu. That is who Mulan is; a warrior, but still a woman. It displays all of the strength that she truly has, yet still manages to be true to who she truly is. This it the outfit that she changed the entire country in; would anything have changed if she was still pretending to be a man? I doubt it. This proves that a woman can be strong, but still be feminine. Given that many people tend to equate being feminine with weakness, I think portraying that the two are not mutually exclusive is a damn powerful message to be portraying to kids in theme parks.
Just my two cents.

THANK YOU

YES THIS THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE CORRECT DRESS.

phoenixwrites:

i-freakin-love-disney:

killerdraco:

memewhore:

disneyworldwonders:

Can I just say that I think this is the way Mulan should appear int the parks. In the beginning of the movie they make it very clear that the dress she wears to meet the matchmaker is not comfortable nor does it represent her personality. She spends the whole of the film proving that she is not a prize to be won or just a pawn to be married off at earliest convenience. She proves her worth in this outfit. She saves China in this outfit. She falls in love in this outfit. She risks her life, makes her strongest friendships, and changes the entire country IN THIS OUTFIT. Then they have her walk around the park in the same outfit she wore in the first scene of the movie and I think it is really negative toward her character. That is not who she is.

I’ve seen this post pop up on my dash time and time again, and it’s never quite sat right with me. I agree 120% with the idea that the pink “matchmaker dress” is a poor way to represent Mulan in the theme parks, but… so is her soldier armor. It’s just as much not who she is as the pink dress. It represents her pretending to be Ping, and her deceiving everyone around her. It is her pretending to be a man, to be someone else entirely. Honestly, if you want to talk about the outfit that best represents her, I’d suggest this one:

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The outfit she wore when she defeated Shan Yu. That is who Mulan is; a warrior, but still a woman. It displays all of the strength that she truly has, yet still manages to be true to who she truly is. This it the outfit that she changed the entire country in; would anything have changed if she was still pretending to be a man? I doubt it. This proves that a woman can be strong, but still be feminine. Given that many people tend to equate being feminine with weakness, I think portraying that the two are not mutually exclusive is a damn powerful message to be portraying to kids in theme parks.

Just my two cents.

THANK YOU

YES THIS THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE CORRECT DRESS.

engineeringhistory:

Sony TC-50 pocket cassette recorder for dictation, carried on NASA’s Apollo 10 mission, October 1968.

engineeringhistory:

Sony TC-50 pocket cassette recorder for dictation, carried on NASA’s Apollo 10 mission, October 1968.

engineeringhistory:

N-K Data Systems circuit cards for digital converter and printer, circa 1960s.

engineeringhistory:

N-K Data Systems circuit cards for digital converter and printer, circa 1960s.

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Chemistry of a Smartphone

By now, we’ve got all the details about Apple’s latest iPhone, and the lines are probably forming somewhere for the Sept. 19 launch. But what do you really know about the guts of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for that matter?

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2014/09/chemistry-smartphone

engineeringhistory:

Rajinder J. Khosla, recipient of the 1990 IEEE Frederik Philips Award for initiating and leading the development of a microelectronics program that led to his company’s preeminence in high-density imaging sensors.

engineeringhistory:

Rajinder J. Khosla, recipient of the 1990 IEEE Frederik Philips Award for initiating and leading the development of a microelectronics program that led to his company’s preeminence in high-density imaging sensors.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Margot Taule
Art by General 01 (tumblr)
The first woman to qualify as an architect or engineer in the Dominican Republic. 

coolchicksfromhistory:

Margot Taule

Art by General 01 (tumblr)

The first woman to qualify as an architect or engineer in the Dominican Republic. 

red-lipstick:

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center -  View of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible.

red-lipstick:

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center -  View of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible.

discoverynews:

770-Pound Colossal Squid a ‘Perfect’ Specimen
Scientists said Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.

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770-Pound Colossal Squid a ‘Perfect’ Specimen

Scientists said Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.

…there seems to be cases in which an audience may accept a conclusion based on a speaker’s argument but accept the argument based on the authority of the speaker rather than on any real understanding of the argument. I may accept the conclusion of a proof offered by a mathematician based on the mathematician’s ability to produce the proof but where (unfortunately) I am simply unable to follow the proof myself. If the proof is sound, I think that I can legitimately be said to have knowledge of the conclusion of the proof despite my inability to follow the proof, but this is because my belief in the soundness of the proof is based on the authority of the speaker.

Testimony, Trust, and Authority (2011), Benjamin McMyler

Somebody put what I do, and what everyone seems to do, into words. I love this.

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nemfrog:

The manual alphabet. 1809.

nemfrog:

The manual alphabet. 1809.

I love my skin!

and-some-acapulco-shirts:

this absolutely made my night. 
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