Monthly Archives: May 2008

Casual Friday — how to melt a beer bottle in your microwave

If you’d like to see somebody else risk their perfectly good microwave oven, here’s video from a site (appropriately) titled “Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments”… Continue reading

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Seriously cool T-shirts

I stumbled across a great online T-shirt shop, courtesy of a mention in Pharyngula. It’s called the Retropolis Transit Authority, and has lots of cool alternative-future oriented stuff (think steampunk, and you’re halfway there)…

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Carnivalia — 5/21 – 5/27

There’s plenty of good reading in last week’s (mostly) science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #22 — Phoenix on Mars!

On Tuesdays I normally post a picture that I’ve taken myself — but in this case, it’s pretty obvious that the pictures I’ve taken just can’t compete. Here’s a small piece of one of the first images sent home from the recently arrived Phoenix lander, now hard at work in the martian arctic…

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Casual Friday — Phoenix (nearly) on Mars

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely run across some of the barrage of internet coverage of the upcoming (this Sunday!) arrival of the Phoenix lander at Mars. While you’re waiting for the big event, you can watch this fun bit of video courtesy of the Phoenix project…

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Carnivalia — 5/14 – 5/20

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

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The scientific tourist #21 — Little Joe II

This week’s picture comes from the New Mexico Museum of Space History, in Alamagordo. It’s of a “Little Joe II” rocket, with boilerplate Apollo command module & escape tower up top…

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Casual Friday — "morphing" aircraft

Press releases and the like always need to be taken with a big grain of salt — often they contain more salesmanship (and showmanship) than they do legitimate “news.” One piece of aerospace technology which seems to be particularly prone … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 5/7 – 5/13

Last week’s (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your reading enjoyment…

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The scientific tourist #20 — terrace farming

This week’s picture comes from Mesa Verde National Park in the southwestern corner of Colorado, USA…

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