Curie Author Showcase (February 8th, 2018)

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  • In spirit of Curie's mission to promote undiscovered but exceptional content, we wish to use this weekly section to provide an author showcase for some of the outstanding authors who received Curie upvotes in past week. Curie curators and reviewers nominate authors for inclusion in this showcase and author approval is sought and attained.

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Featured Author: @garethb
Astrophotography: Volume Two (All Original Work)

Photo by @garethb - used with permission


A self-proclaimed petrolhead with an obsession with cars and photography, @garethb has posted some amazing photos and video footage of cars and racing as well as landscape and skyscape photography. He recently bought a drone and is working on editing some footage filmed in the same Drakensberg region of South Africa as the skyscape photography in our featured post, so stay tuned to his blog for that forthcoming.
The clear air of the remote Drakensberg mountains obviously lends itself to vivid skycapes. It was hard to pick one single image to feature from this post, as they are all stunning. In addition to the more traditional skycapes like the one above, shot with a max 20 second exposure, @garethb also captured some amazing "startrails" using an interesting technique:
For the star trails, I use a method known as stacking, whereby you take a bunch of 30 second exposures - one directly after the other - for about an hour (the longer you go for, the longer the trail becomes). Once you're done shooting, load all your photos into your favourite image editing program, and merge them all together. It's a bit more time consuming, but the results speak for themselves.

You have to see the resulting star trails, because they do speak for themselves. I had never seen this technique used before and it produces hypnotic spiraling patterns, somehow beautifully complex and simple in form at the same time. Our featured post is the second part of a series of astrophotography, check them both out:

Part 2:

Part 1:

And hot off the presses, Part 3 published just today with more on the techniques used!

Featured Author: @samcook (with @thisisjordan)
Steemit Open Mic Week 71 - Original song - True Love by L.A.W

Still image from "True Love" used with permission.

@thisisjordan & @samcook

"True Love" is a wistfully sweet song that @samcook wrote about meeting and falling in love with @thisisjordan. The two are now a couple and also form a band called L.A.W. (Love At War). Their voices complement each other perfectly as they give us some ethereal reverb-drenched vocals to float away on. The simple accompaniment (drum machine, root note bass part and jangling rhythm guitar) lets the vocals soar above weightlessly; this is truly an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. It all comes together into a Steem blockchain original pop masterpiece. The Steemit Open Mic contest continues to bring us amazing performances, so a big thanks to all involved there as well!
After listening to this this song I really enjoyed reading @thisisjordan's post How a tinder date turned into a band , which tells the story of how they met and even explains some of True Love's lyrics. Check out their blogs to hear more original music, as well as art by @samcook and dance tutorials by @thisisjordan!

Featured Author: @nataschachem
My Discovery of Novel Compound in Coal [Entire Process]

"Scientist by day" - @natashachem

I hope that my work and discovery will have a big impact on chemistry and coal development in the future. Feel free to ask any questions related to my work, leave me a comment and I'll try my best with any further explanations.
When was the last time you saw a breakthrough scientific discovery published on the Steem blockchain for the first time? Our next featured post details the discovery and documentation of the first known occurrence of dehydroicetexanes in geological samples. While analyzing the composition of lignites from the Miocene coal deposits in the Kostolac basin in Serbia, @nataschachem discovered an unknown compound. The details are quite technical but @nataschachem was eventually able to extract enough of the pure compound to determine its structure with NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy. The process of extraction and analysis involves several steps and @nataschachem walks us through the entire process.

Reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography image by @nataschachem - used with permission

While preparing a scientific paper with more in-depth documentation of this discovery for publication in academic journals, @nataschachem decided to publish an abstract of her findings for the first time here on Steem blockchain. I hope other academics reading this see the opportunity to do the same in the future!

Follow @nataschachem for:

  • Organic geochemistry;
  • Environmental chemistry;
  • Isotopic analysis;
  • Experiments, classes and lab work;
  • Traveling and etc.

Featured Author: @pierrehugo
Exploring the adventurous parts of Langkawi

Photo by @pierrehugo - used with permission

The combination of amazing scenery & wildlife with @pierrehugo's eye for photography (of both the hand held camera and drone footage variety) gives us a truly special travel post. You need to see his adventures in Langkawai for yourself. Once you are done soaking in the wild beauty of Langkawai, get to know @pierrehugo a little better in his own words:


‘I am a passionate traveler and photographer constantly seeking the next adventure. Surfing, sailing, scuba diving, nature and hiking are among my favorite activities. What better adventures to combine photography and drone footage with?!

Langkawi was a starting point for helping out with a delivery of a 41ft sailing yacht. I had a few days to explore while waiting for the boat to be ready. After just under a month of sailing we finally got to the Island of Koh Chang, Thailand, where I am currently.

My mission is to travel Thailand and do a basic engineering course in the next month, after which I plan to travel further in SE Asia to sail, surf and explore. In 5 months time I am starting a new job on a 77ft sailing catamaran, to seek the best dive sites around the world.

It truly is a dream job and I can’t wait to share my adventures with everyone on Steemit! What a revolutionary platform to be part of.

That all sounds exciting and I for one am looking forward to @pierrehugo's upcoming posting!

This Curie Author Showcase was written by Curie community representative @carlgnash with input from other Curie curators and reviewers.

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Thanks so much for the feature @carlgnash and @curie, very honored to have my photos on here! A good boost of motivation to keep delivering content to share with everyone :)

Definitely our pleasure @garethb! I have been following your car posting with interest as well :) Much love - Carl

These are amazing people sharing great content! My favorite though is that photo by @garethb. It is stunning!! And his technique is something I would like to try it gives such awesome results! Following all of them now!

Truely stunning photography by @garethb and really amazing posts of all your curations, also love the drone footage. Really relaxing for the eyes and definitely lot of motivation for a beginner photographer like me.
Thank you for sharing. Steem on! :)

Thanks @warrkin. Hoping to see some night sky photography of your own soon :)

A lot more practice is needed :) One day.

When was the last time you saw a breakthrough scientific discovery published on the Steem blockchain for the first time? Our next featured post details the discovery and documentation of the first known occurrence of dehydroicetexanes in geological samples.

Wow: that's a real Steemit first! Thanks for featuring it.

Yeah I really liked the idea of publishing the discovery in abstract form here on Steem blockchain even before it was published in academic journals - I think this adds so much value to the platform! I am hoping that other academic types on Steem take note :) Cheers - Carl

Wow the contest is so amazing, I really like this contest. Good post @curie. thank you

COMMENT DELETED @carlgnash. I missed that.

Hi Akpan, I plugged the logo contest at the beginning of this week's showcase

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Very nice contest. It must be very exciting

I love the reveiws you guys at Curie. I will highly recomemened it to my friends.


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very amazing, very useful and useful for me in steemit.

i have hearing curie all these while. This is the first time I am reading curie page. I will join the discord, hope i will be allowed to join up

One day I will make that list. One day, and I feel closer to it with every passing seconds

Just create amazingly, exceptional posts and it's yours, buddy :)

Sosongo Ete Akpan. So glad someone actually took my radio stage name on Steemit.

For the post, I'll try my best and one day, I'll be discovered.

I hope I get an upvote from you one day @curie..

Yay congrats to all who created quality contents

Semoga semua berjalan dengan lancar

Your post is very interesting for all of us, thank you for the post that you posted messages

Great work as always guys! Solid community building

Your posts verry good

Super idea, resteem and upvote this post. :)) More interesting for me.

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I love this and I appreciate,am new here but love what you are sharing,i will be following your post, I upvoted you.

@curie is doing a lot to help the community... Keep it up

Awesome showcase guys! Some seriously impressive work, going to be adding some follows now!

Non capisco l inglese ma la foto delle stelle e stupenda


Best of luck on your adventure, I'll be following up for updates, nice post.

Nice,plz back vote & comment .Tnx

Nice post. Happy to see so much support among the steem community. Will follow and upvote. I myself am a singer and songwriter just new to the steemit platform I also posted a song on open mic week 71. Hope to see more of you.

Keep it up Curie, this service is really helpful to noobs and I always upvote your posts when I see them.

Hi @curie, thanks for supporting beginners! Maybe you'll like my fiction story as well. It is called Blood of the Wanderer. It is a fantasy-philosophical story about a talented storyteller, who faces some hard choices in his life. I don't want to spoil the plot, but you should try it. :)

It's great to know that there is @curie to acknowledge authors who are exceptional in creating their contents. It's amazing that wonderful people are being rewarded with their incredible contents. Thanks @curie for appreciating the power of the people to share their remarkable blogs.

Is there a way to apply for Curie Curation?

I would love to be one of your artists...

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Hey team, this is a mixed media artwork I made :D

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On the verge of discovering exceptional skills on basis of integrity. To those who'll design the logo, this lesson from TED would be a great aid.

Good job @curie n @carlgnash..
You're my favorit...

Hello Steemit community! I recently joined the community and yet do not understand which direction to go. You can look at my post about the Eco Park of Russia and say whether I should continue to do reviews about Russia places or not.
Thank you

It boost one's confidence specially if featured on your post @curie.
It motivates everyone to write more original blogs with high quality content.
We are given this platform to inspire more, and we can do this by writing our own original content of posts.

This is nice, I love that of @garethb. This is remarkable and truly motivating

Thanks @jglowsinger, glad you liked them :)

Good blog because in join team

This is some really great content. Thanks for sharing and helping promote users who add value to the platform! Looking forward to seeing the next features!

Wow! You made! I will definitely be like you someday. Great job

Going to have my community by this time. Upvoted and resteemed ! To be red later! :-)