17 Science Gifs To Give You Peace, Give You Strength

Notes From A Queer Engineer_Rory Midhani_640

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The polls were wrong and political reporting misled us. It’s been a sad, frustrating, scary week and there are many more to come. But we have each other, and we have a little bit of time right now to get our plans in order. So gather your strength; we’re going to need it.

I made this for us.


We will stick together.

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Trimethylsilanol-treated sand and water. Via Scrival.

We will be resilient.

Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface. Via ModernistCuisine.

Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface. Via ModernistCuisine.

We will repel Republican attacks on women.

1,085°C molten copper poured on dry ice.

1,085°C molten copper poured on dry ice. Via Tito4re.

And we will maintain control of our bodies.

"The importance of having a good load distribution on a trailer." Via Best buzz new.

“The importance of having a good load distribution on a trailer.” Via Best buzz new.

We will speak truth.

The bioluminescent cardinalfish. Via National Geographic.

Bioluminescent cardinalfish. Via National Geographic.

We will bust Trump’s lies.

Dry ice and dish soap bubble. Via brusspup.

Dry ice and dish soap bubble. Via brusspup.

We will not allow our communities to give in to white fragility.

Breaking glass with sound. Via Brit Lab.

Breaking glass with sound. Via Brit Lab.

Because together we will take out white supremacy.

Sulphuric acid on toilet paper. Via Watch It Melt.

Sulphuric acid on toilet paper. Via Watch It Melt.

We will contain their hatred and bigotry.

Steam vacuum. Via Grant Thompson.

Steam creating a vacuum. Via Grant Thompson.

We will surround each other with love and community.

A magnet and magnetic putty. Via Steve Bartlett.

A magnet and magnetic putty. Via Steve Bartlett.

We will protect LGBTQ rights.

"Rainbow Colored Flame(thrower) Science Experiment!" Via TheBackyardScientist.

Chemicals that change the color of fire. Via TheBackyardScientist.

And love will win.

Pink orchids blooming. Via Blooming Flowers Time-lapse.

Pink orchids blooming. Via Blooming Flowers Time-lapse.

Now more than ever, we must band together to apply social and political pressure.

Rubber bands around a watermelon. Via The Slow Mo Guys.

Rubber bands around a watermelon. Via The Slow Mo Guys.

We must agitate.

Red and white paint mixing. Via Labedzki-Art.

Red and white make pink. Via Labedzki-Art.

We must organize.

Coin sorting by wheels, levers and gravity. Via Grand Illusions.

Coin sorting by wheels, levers and gravity. Via Grand Illusions.

We must resist.

Gold chemical resistance. Via Alex Podolsky.

Gold chemical resistance. Via Alex Podolsky.

And never, ever settle.

Ferrofluid and glow sticks. Via Physics Girl.

Ferrofluid and glow sticks. Via Physics Girl.

Let’s get busy.


Notes From A Queer Engineer is a recurring column with an expected periodicity of 14 days. The subject matter may not be explicitly queer, but the industrial engineer writing it sure is. This is a peek at the notes she’s been doodling in the margins.

Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Boston. By day, she works as an industrial engineer. By night, she is beautiful and terrible as the morn, treacherous as the seas, stronger than the foundations of the Earth. All shall love her and despair. Follow her: @LauraMWrites.

Laura has written 211 articles for us.

31 Comments

    • the sulfuric acid is probably breaking up the toilet paper molecules (lots of cellulose) leaving behind carbon (basically coal, hence the color), water, and i guess still some carbonhydroish molecules while giving off heat in the process. so its not technically burning – but given that its coal thats left behind, you could set that black toilet paper roll on fire. and it would stink(the sulfuric stuff). random. great gifs / article.

  1. Love this and definitely needed this!!!! ?

    I say we all watch *Carol” as a satisfactory and personal
    “fuck you!” to last Tuesday’s shitstorm.

    Can there please be a post about this????? Please? ❤

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