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Strange Encounters of the Interdimensional Kind

autobotengineer:

Wheeljack was stuck. He was well and truly stuck. 

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Perceptor’s analysis of the information that Wheeljack’s probe had gathered had been going fairly well. Although the whys were enigmatic as ever, the hows now certainly made a much greater amount of sense. Wormhole technology, as used in space bridges, was nothing new to him, with the most noticeable difference being that space bridges did not connect to points outside of their plane of existence. Parallel dimensions, on the other hand, wasn’t a subject that was well understood by anyone. Especially since becoming involved in the war, Perceptor’s focus had mainly been that of applied sciences and technology, not theoretical physics. He felt a bit out of practice.

Regardless, he had already been able to draw a few conclusions. First was that when the strange transmission had mentioned that the fabric of the universe had frayed, it was being quite literal. Once a portal had managed to connect one plane to another, subsequent portals would appear in the same physical area, and connect the same two planes fairly consistently. After running quite a few tests of his own, he had also managed to isolate a signal that was being broadcast to and from every reality (that he had encountered thus far) on the same frequency. He hadn’t been able to pinpoint the origin of the signal in his own dimension yet, but the source seemed to be in close proximity to Cybertron, which made him rather suspicious.

Despite having the confidence that he was closer to understanding the mechanics of these anomalies, Perceptor had reservations about the likelihood that he could engineer and actually create any device to control them. Wheeljack had always been the inventor. The constantly cycling equations and figures on the computer screen he was seated in front of began to blur as his recharge-deprived optics refused to remain in focus. His thoughts wandered. Assuming that he would be in contact with the Wheeljack that had sent the probe again, he faced a dilemma. Should he divulge that the engineer’s days were numbered? What would he say? It’s not as if history would actually be altered, should Wheeljack decide to take a vacation on that fateful day. No, the appearance of the portals had already caused Wheeljack’s timeline to splinter from his own, slightly. The past was indelible.

The scientist was startled out of his reverie by the telltale percussion of a portal coming into existence. He’d barely had time to register the event when he found himself face-to-face with the bot in question. He wasn’t prepared.

You’re dead.

They killed you.

I didn’t get to say good-bye.

"H…" His vocalizer fizzled out. "Hello, Wheeljack. Fancy meeting you here." He smiled weakly.

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magnified-world:

Ascorbic acid crystals at 10x magnification.  7th place in the 1990 Nikon Small World Competition.

magnified-world:

Ascorbic acid crystals at 10x magnification.  7th place in the 1990 Nikon Small World Competition.

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floreange:

Penicillium at 40x objective magnification
I think this was one of the most pretty slides I saw today

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magnified-world:

Crystal growth patterns from a surfactant at 10x magnification.  6th place in the 1990 Nikon Small World Competition.

magnified-world:

Crystal growth patterns from a surfactant at 10x magnification.  6th place in the 1990 Nikon Small World Competition.

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bb-bullets started following you

Hello, Bumblebee! I must admit it’s rather disconcerting to communicate with an alternate version of someone with whom I’m well acquainted with. Furthermore, may I inquire as to the nature of the incident which ruined your vocalizer? My deepest condolences.

How have you been?

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snarkinthewater:

Adam Savage dipping his fingers into a pot of molten lead. Immediately prior to submerging his fingers in the lead, he wet them with water, which will form a thin protective layer of water vapor on contact with the lead, which was heated to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This is known as the Leidenfrost effect.

snarkinthewater:

Adam Savage dipping his fingers into a pot of molten lead. Immediately prior to submerging his fingers in the lead, he wet them with water, which will form a thin protective layer of water vapor on contact with the lead, which was heated to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This is known as the Leidenfrost effect.

(Source: thesirens-oftitan)

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skystrategist replied to your post: Hello Perceptor!

Well Fireflight and I are stranded at the moment with no reserve fuel. Blaster caught my beacon so we should get some help..I think. So how are you? Any new discoveries? :D

Sounds like quite the precarious predicament! Deepest apologies, but I cannot imagine that I would be of great service to you at this point. I am certain that Blaster will persevere, and you needn’t distress yourselves overly.

Indeed, I have just acquired new information that may very well lead to a breakthrough. Not surprisingly, it’s rather slow going as of right now.

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fyeahuniverse:

(Credit; Atmospheric Imaging Assembly telescope on board the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite)

Huge Solar Tornadoes

This is not the first time tornadoes have been spotted on the sun, but it is the first time that they have been filmed.

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labphoto:

Today’s topic was vacuum distillation. 

The results were disappointing, one fraction came over what contained the substance what I started from 3 days ago. 

Important note: chemistry doesn’t always work as it should.

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