The Essential Biopolymers

January 10, 2017

My notes on the four macromolecules that are essential to life as we know it: proteins, fats (lipids), carbohydrates (saccharides), and nucleic acids.

Carbohydrates/saccharides.

Carbohydrates/saccharides.

Fats/lipids.

Fats/lipids.

Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA).

Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA).

Proteins.

Proteins.

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Art, Science and Math

October 5, 2014

The Tabletop Whale blog by Elanor Lutz, has a focus on scientific illustration. It is a wonderful intersection of science, math and art, such as in this beautiful animation of a muscle in motion.

Image from Tabletop Whale.

Image from Tabletop Whale.

She has animations of butterflies and birds in motion as well.

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The School’s Campus

April 24, 2013

The diverse ecosystems on the TFS campus — from the creek to the grassy school grounds to the reforesting slope to the forested ridge — are well shown in this sketch. Diagram by C.J. (used with permission).

I think that one of the reasons I really like this diagram is because it places the school as a small piece in a much larger ecological context. A student in my Environmental Science class drew it for an assignment. We’d hiked all the way from the creek to the ridge in the company of Scott Woodbury from the Shaw Nature Center, and I asked them to draw a diagram showing the different ecological regions. I’d expected top down maps, which is what almost all the other students did. When I asked why the perspective view, she said just didn’t know how to draw trees from the top down.

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Beating the Odds: The Sheer Improbability of Being Here

November 13, 2011

visual.ly posts and hosts some excellent graphics. The one below, calculates the nearly infinitesimal probability of just being born. There’s hardly a better argument for appreciating life.

It’s also a good example of working with probabilities [and] exponents. Very large exponents.

by visually via

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