Monthly Archives: April 2008

Carnivalia 4/23 – 4/29

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #18 — platypode at play

Today’s picture comes from the Grand Gallery of Evolution at the National Museum of Natural Science in Paris, and shows three platypode (yes, that’s the plural of platypus, since the word has Greek roots), presumably at play…

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Casual Friday — ArcAttack!

I saw this on Crave, and just had to pass it along. A team of three (Joe DiPrima, Oliver Greaves, and Tony Smith) calling themselves ArcAttack have been making music with tuned Tesla coils, a PVC pipe organ, and drum kit…

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Carnivalia 4/16 – 4/22

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

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The scientific tourist #17 — King's Palace

This week’s picture comes from Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico — it’s of one of the many interesting formations in a branch of the caverns called “Kings Palace”…

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Casual Friday — flow studies

A really mesmerizing collection of air tunnel flow visualization video, set to the music of Yo La Tengo…

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Carnivalia 4/9 – 4/15

Another plethora of reading pleasure in the past week’s “sciencey” blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #16 — the Sea Dart

This week’s picture is of a plane once thought to be the future of naval aviation — the Sea Dart…

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Casual Friday — spin 'er up!

How do you make a telescope mirror 8.4 meters in diameter? Well, it’s easy — you just take 24 metric tons of glass, put it in a big form, spin it while you’re melting the glass….

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Carnivalia 4/2 – 8

As always, plenty of good reading material for you in the past week’s blog carnivals…

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