Monthly Archives: October 2007

Carnivalia

Another good crop of science-related blogging goodness available for your perusal this week… Continue reading

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Everybody loves a Beagle!

The Beagle Project is an effort to build a replica of the HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his famous voyage of discovery from 1831 to 1836. Continue reading

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Pardon my dust…

I’m going to be doing an upgrade of the Wordpress software that runs this site tonight.This process should take only a few minutes, and should be completely invisible to you — but in case you subsequently see any odd behavior from this site, please drop me a line. Continue reading

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Casual Friday — ISS Assembly Sequence

Since the Shuttle and ISS crews are busily getting to work adding pieces to the station, I thought it’d be a good time to review the work that’s been done, and the work still to go. Courtesy of YouTube, here’s a nice video showing all the pieces coming together… Continue reading

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Four Stone Hearth — call for submissions

Well, the 26th edition of the Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is now online at Primate Diaries, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to start collecting material for the 27th edition… Continue reading

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Fear of flying

I’m amazed that this news seems to be getting very limited coverage outside of the usual space-related sites, but it appears that NASA is falling down on the job again when it comes to safety. But this time, the mess isn’t over astronaut safety — it’s over the safety of the traveling public in the U.S…. Continue reading

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Carnivalia

As always, there’s a good selection of blog carnivals available for your reading pleasure this week. Just feast your browser on thisContinue reading

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Photo gallery

If you haven’t perused the SOS site lately, I wanted to let you know about the new photo gallery I set up. Basically, I finally got around to setting up a flickr account, and uploaded a ton of pictures I’ve taken that have a (vaguely) scientific or technical bent to them. A handy Wordpress plugin called (logically enough) “Flickr photo gallery” displays all these pictures on a page on the SOS site — you can get to it from that link, or just through the “Photos” link in the sidebar. Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Tracking the ISS

When I was pulling together yesterday’s carnival, I stumbled across this video via a link on Space Files. Continue reading

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Carnival of Space #25

Welcome to the 25th weekly Carnival of Space — the best space-related blog carnival that you’ll find within a parsec of home! I’ve gathered up a bountiful crop of blogging goodness for you, so let’s get right down to business…. Continue reading

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