Monthly Archives: July 2008

Carnivalia — 7/23 – 7/29

The past week’s selection of mostly-science-related blog carnival reading

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The scientific tourist #31 — Mariner 6 / 7 (engineering model)

This week’s picture is a scan of an old (circa 1989) slide — it’s a picture of the engineering model of the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft…

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Casual Friday — Rocket Racing League

From rocketry past to rocketry (near-) future — here’s a little “teaser” video from the Rocket Racing League…

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Carnivalia — 7/16 – 7/22

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals, with a few strays tossed in that should have been in last week’s post…

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The scientific tourist #30 — Apollo 18

This week’s picture is an oldy-but-goody from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas…

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Casual Friday — Fun with cornstarch!

Here’s a neat little video clip I found on YouTube — showing some things you can do with a solution of water and cornstarch (well, and some vibration too)…

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Skeptics' Circle, the 91st

To wit, Dr. Absconsus’ Cabinets of Curiosities…

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Carnivalia — 7/9 – 7/15

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

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The scientific tourist #29 — the Foucault Pendulum

Today’s picture comes from the San Diego Natural History Museum — it’s a Foucault Pendulum…

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Prince Rupert's drops

I’m going to show you two videos this week — both about an interesting early form of tempered glass called Prince Rupert’s drops…

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