Friday, July 23, 2021

Big Lebowski

Picking up where I left off yesterday with this set of display panels on Plaza Bridge, this looks at cannabis and the fungi that can be destructive towards the plant. The Dude was nowhere to be seen.

Tagging animals provides scientists with answers about their behaviour out in the wild. Such as bats.

The cutting edge of science: a glass and non-toxic implant that helps along bone healing.

From the small to the cosmic: the death of a supergiant star.

Thawing ice on a macro scale.

This wasp, preserved in amber, went extinct with the dinosaurs.

This may look cosmic but isn't. Microbeads of fluid that look otherworldly at this scale.

A mistake made during microchip production resulted in this striking image.

Here we have a cross section of a canola seed.

And continuing with the microscopic side of things, this is a protein from a fruit fly larvae.

One last shot of this. These display panels typically are present here into October, so if you're in the area, stop on by.


  1. Interesting science exhibits. Wish we have such science exhibit here.

  2. I think that wasp is very special, even the facet eyes still look beautiful.

  3. Fossils preserved in amber are not only windows into the past, they are also very beautiful.

  4.'s neat looking at the tiniest details of life.

  5. The science panel and exhibit is interesting.
    Take care, have a happy weekend!

  6. I am glad not to encounter that wasp!

  7. Love the last one! "Exposed" - and who does not love bats?
    More, more, please!

  8. @Nancy: each year the theme changes. I don't recall last year, but odds are covid put a halt to it.

    @Gemel: I thought so.

    @Jan: I quite agree.

    @David: very much so.

    @Tom: yes it is.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marie: quite a critter.

    @Iris: thank you.

  9. Interesting and educative panels on displays.

  10. They covered a wide range of topics.

  11. Fungi have to find a way to survive, too, you know. :-)

  12. Knowledge and learning has come a long way over the years.

  13. I remember when I was very young the only thing I wanted was a Micro scope so I could look at this kind of stuff. I do have a loupe which magnifies stuff---like an open cut---wonderfully. Gimme the gore---LOL
    I hope we get some rain soon. Went on a road trip up in the mountains yesterday and there is no snow left on the mountains which contributes to our drought---no snow pack. Hopefully 'normal' returns

  14. @Magiceye: they were.

    @Sharon: yes they did.

    @RedPat: I thought so.

    @Revrunner: true!

    @Amy: indeed.

    @MB: this sort of thing does draw my attention.

  15. Really neat pictures today. I especially enjoyed seeing that extinct wasp.

  16. i love learning. there is always something to grab on to. ( ;