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Free Mood Boards: Magnificent Nebula Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around space and astronomy! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Horses, Duotone Graphic Design, Big Cats and Vibrant Fish.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My seventh mood board series is created from photographs of the Lobster Nebula by skeeze, the Tarantula Nebula by WikiImages and the Orion Nebula by WikiImages available for free download from Pixabay, beautiful! 🥰

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Lobster Nebula
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Tarantula Nebula
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Orion Nebula

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

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Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects!

You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

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What Is Music to a Fish's Ears?

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Article Summary

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Why Is This Important?

  • Fish play important ecological roles in reef, such as cleaning and recycling of nutrients

Read More Here

  1. Healthy coral sounds lure fish back to abandoned reefs, study finds
  2. Nature Conservation: Coral Restoration with 3D printing
  3. Save Our Species with Science: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Earth Day

Nature Conservation: Massive Butterfly Genome Project

Time-calibrated phylogenetic tree of USC butterflies constructed from all nuclear genes. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/829887v1.full
A genetic-relationship map (i.e., phylogenetic tree) of all the butterflies from USA and Canada

Article Summary

  • 845 butterfly genomes have been sequenced, these include all the butterflies of the United States and Canada!
  • Armed with the data, evolutionary biologists set out to create a tree that tracts the relationship between all the species
  • Isn’t that such a cool graphic?! This is my favourite part of Genetics = phylogenetic trees!
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Why Is This Important?

  • Geneticists were able to track how certain species evolved, how genes and even proteins evolved over time – what made some survive and others not?
  • This could provide insight into evolution and speciation in general as well as giving us guidance on our own evolution through time

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  1. Genomics of a complete butterfly continent – original bioRxiv scientific paper
  2. Every butterfly in the United States and Canada now has a genome sequence – Nature article
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Gifts for Data Scientists Best Seller: Word Cloud Mug

Word clouds or Tag clouds are images of related phrases or keywords. They are a visual representation of how often (i.e., the frequency) certain words are used or how relevant they are to a certain topic.

Creating a word cloud related to Data Science was one of my first designs on TeePublic in my re-imagined aRtVerse print-on-demand store. Additionally, I didn’t want to create the word cloud manually; far too much work and quite frankly I’d be letting down the Data Science divinities should I not try to automate this process somehow.

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Thus, I set out to auto-generate a word cloud of Data Science related words, such as ‘machine learning’, ‘artificial intelligence’, ‘data’, ‘programming’, ‘numbers’ … you get my point.

My programming language of choice was R. I set out to gather the relevant words and assign a number to each, which determines the size of the text in the cloud, as well as repeating specific words based on their importance to Data Science. I also took a couple of rounds getting the shape of the word cloud into more of a square rather than a rectangle for better product placement.

Debugging is like being the detective in a crime movie where you’re also the murderer.

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After creating the word cloud, it look a tad boring in black and white. So I wondered how to colour the Data Science word cloud and still stay true to it being wholly programmed in R. Thus, I decided to use ggplot2 and the well known colour palettes of Viridis (perpetual colours of blue, green and yellow), Plasma (blue, red and yellow) as well as Inferno (black, red and yellow).

This generated a html widget of the word cloud from which I could extract the word cloud and clean it up in GIMP. I love GIMP – if only I could find a way to code graphic design in GIMP rather than using the mouse – it’ll save me a lot of time and mouse-induced-hand-fatigue! LOL!

I intended the word cloud design for a T-shirt, but after uploading and product optimisation; the Mug came out looking the best – which is not a problem as I am sure many Data Scientist are addicted to caffeine anyways…

My very first Data Science design has also turned out to be one of my best sellers on TeePublic! It makes a thoughtful gift for a Data Scientist (either as a present to friend or to yourself!) since the design has literally been created with the tools of the trade! And who doesn’t appreciate that level of authenticity in a gift related to their passion? Additionally, it is both practical and functional – I am sure most data scientist are too! LOL!

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Data Science Word Cloud | Viridis Palette Mug USD $15

The Data Science Word Cloud Mug (for only USD $15) comes in three colour variations: Viridis (above), Plasma and Inferno (below). There are also travel mugs available (select the ‘Type’ dropdown menu on TeePublic’s product page) for those who want to take their passion with them!

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Looking for something to go with you Data Science Mug? Checkout my Featured Designs section for more inspiration!

Also be sure to pop over to aRtVerse on Teepublic and browse more of my designs and products!

Deep Sea Explorations Interactive Graphic

Just Keep Swimmin’

or Scrollin’ in this case

The Deep Sea by Neal Agarwal screenshot https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
The Deep Sea Interactive Graphic by Neal Agarwal
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Free Mood Boards: Horse Themed

I am going to provide 3 free Mood Boards, specifically focused around horses! Mood boards are color palettes generated from images for design inspiration and coordinated themes.

For a more in-depth look at mood boards, please see Free Mood Board: Dahlia Pink & Yellow Graphic Design Resources. Other Free Mood Boards include: Cacti Spirals, Mandala Dragonfly, Sunset Dreamcatcher, Flower Data Art, Duotone Graphic Design, Big Cats and Vibrant Fish.


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Both Canva and Adobe have free online colour palette generators, which can extract colours from images. I prefer to use the Adobe tool to select the initial palette and then customise it from there.

My fourth mood board series is created from photographs of charismatic Icelandic Horses captured by susnics, a beautiful close-up by andersfloor and a sunset scene by joepartridge available for free download from Pixabay, aren’t they such sweeties? 🥰

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Iceland Horses
Close-up Horse andersfloor
Close-up Horse
Sunset Horse
Sunset Horse

Mood Board

The colour palettes were generated with Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!

Several mood board design resources are freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design projects! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!

Close-up Horse Mood Board color palette
Sunset Horse Mood Board color palette

Stay tuned as I create a Dutone Effect for the Icelandic Horses and provide another Mood Board of the Duotone picture! See you there!

References

CC-BY-NC 3.0 – Color palette images are free to use for personal and non-commercial projects given attribution to Dr Tanzelle Oberholster


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Nature Conservation: DNA Detective for Endangered Species

Waterholes visited by the endangered Gouldian finch contained trace DNA that allowed scientists to detect the bird’s presence. Credit: photographereddie/Getty
Waterholes visited by the endangered Gouldian finch contained trace DNA that allowed scientists to detect the bird’s presence. Credit: photographereddie/Getty

Article Summary

  • The presence of an endangered Australian bird species, the Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae), was detected by trace DNA from a frequented watering hole.
  • It has been established that large animal and plants can leave enough trace DNA in their environment to be able to track their presence in a given location.
  • Water bodies are especially good collection sites for environmental DNA (eDNA) since they are often visited by even the most elusive or reclusive species.
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Why Is This Important?

  • This is a non-intrusive way to document and/or monitor the populations of animal species without catching or disturbing the subject under study

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Rare bird’s detection highlights promise of ‘environmental DNA’

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Algorithmic Art: Flowers, Roses and Rhodonea Curves

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In mathematics, a rose or rhodonea curve is a sinusoid plotted in polar coordinates. Available on apparel and other print on demand products

Algorithmic or algorithm art includes designs generated by an algorithm. Algorithmic artists are sometimes called algorists.

I wrote the R script to generate the featured data art all by myself using the concepts of Rose Curves and in the process was able to have an in-depth look into what really happens during the construction of code-generated flowers.

You can read my introductory post on Math Art with Phyllotaxis, followed by Asteroid Impact, Mandala Dragonflies and Data Dreamcatchers!

Rose Curves

In mathematics, a rose or rhodonea curve is a sinusoid plotted in polar coordinates.

These curves can all be expressed by a polar equation of the form,

r = cos(kΘ)

Wikipedia

In short, rose curves are interlocking loops connected at a central point, much like one would draw a simple flower with the free hand.

They are created with two parameters when generated by computers:

  • n = number of points
  • d = number of loops

During construction, the n and d parameter works together to generate the number of petals (as a multiple of k):

  • k = n/d
  • when k is even then the number of petals equals k (or k*1)
  • when k is odd then the number of petals equals k * 2

This makes more sense when you follow the graph below

Mathematical “rose” or “rhodonea” curves,
based on the polar-coordinates equation r=cos(θ*n/d).
In this chart, the values of parameter n varies from 1 to 7,
while d varies from 1 to 9.
Wikipedia

The top graph is generated with lines, I generated similar plots using points and polygons.

Point Plots

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It seems that the algorithm merely repeats itself at various places, especially when the ratio between n and d is 1:1 such as along the diagonal line from the top left to right of the image.

However, the polygon plots reveal that this is not the case!

Polygon Plots

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Here you would notice that the plots are generated in repeating loops and that the width/thickness of these loops increases as we move diagonally down the graph.

This makes for far more interesting shapes, especially with the custom colouring that I coded into the loops!

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Add Some Colour

Finally we end up with coloured polygon rose curves as well as some striking product designs!

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Rare Weather Events: An Iced Beach

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‘Ice Eggs’ Hailuoto Island’s beach, Finland, photographed by Risto Mattila

What’s Happening Here?

  • These balls or ‘eggs’ form when slushy water freezes around rocky cores in the icy air and they are then rolled around by a low tide, says meteorologist Jouni Vainio
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  1. ‘Ice eggs’ cover Finland beach in rare weather event
  2. Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ found on beach in Finland

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Wash Your Hands | Look What You Made Me Do COVID-19

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Wash Your Lyrics

I am subscribed to Nature briefings; a quick weekday email summary of the most important developments in the natural world with regards to Science. In the 11 March 2020 edition, WHO had announced COVID-19 to be a pandemic to convince the world to not only take the threat of the virus seriously, but their response towards it as well.

I am a Geneticist and I specialised in the genetics of microorganisms during my varsity days, thus I am adding my voice to the scientific community when we say that basic hygiene practises such as washing your hands can neither be overstated nor its impact underestimated.

“So why does soap work so well on the Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? The short story: because the virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.”

Pall Thordarson is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

In line with this, Nature briefings featured a link to the Wash Your Lyrics website by William Gibson, which helps you to add your favourite song to your hand washing routine. Simply type in the song you would like to use and the code behind the website generates you own personalised hand washing song!

Therefore, in the spirit of hand washing suddenly becoming a global fad, I thought it would be quite amusing to generate my poster with Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.

Sometimes people learn and remember best when serious things have a hint of humour!

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Wash Your Hands Lyrical Poster

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More Verified & Trustworthy Resources

  1. Clean Care is Safer Care: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/
  2. The Global Health Network Coronavirus Knowledge Hub: https://coronavirus.tghn.org
  3. The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre: https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus