Monthly Archives: December 2007

Casual Friday — lunar ATHLETE

An interesting video tour of ATHLETE — a rover concept for the moon that’s currently under development at JPL

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Carnivalia

Holidays or not, the science blog carnivals just keep giving you good reading material…

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Episode 15 — The Solar Cycle

No, it’s not a sporty new solar-powered form of transportation — it’s a basic part of how the Sun behaves!

There’s been a recent surge of news about solar activity and the solar cycle — and of course, variations in solar activity always seem to get brought into discussions of climate change. Listen in this week, and I’ll give you some quick background on solar physics, the solar cycle, and how it all impacts us in the end…

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Casual Friday — Evolution in animation

Courtesy of YouTube (and with a hat tip to Greg Laden), here’s a neat old animated vision of how evolution works…

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Carnivalia

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnival goodness…

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Blogiversaries

A couple of bloggers have recently celebrated the anniversaries / birthdays of their blogging, so I thought I’d bring them to your attention here…

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Casual Friday — gonna' party like it's 1999…

Here’s another interesting look at the future — this time from 1967, looking all the way forward to the wonders of 1999…

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Carnivalia

You’ve got another healthy selection of reading material with this week’s blog carnivals…

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Science in the news

There’s lots of interesting stuff in the news that I’d love to blog about, but just won’t have time to cover (I’m working on an in-depth article and a podcast episode right now, so the rest will have to slide). Anyway, I’ll just recommend the following items as good reading material… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Stonehenge, by hand

I found an interesting video by way of Physics Buzz, and thought I should pass it along (it’s about 6 minutes in length, but well worth your time). Wally Wallington, a retired construction worker, may well have figured out how a handful of people could have constructed Stonehenge — with just some rocks and a bit of timber to use as moving “equipment”…

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