Monthly Archives: September 2008

The scientific tourist #40 — Gemini B

This week’s pictures come to you from the Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio — they’re of a “Gemini B” capsule…

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Casual Friday — Astrobiology Rap

A few weeks back I included a rap video about the Large Hadron Collider. This week, it’s time for some astrobiology hip-hop…

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Carnivalia 9/17 – 9/23

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

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The scientific tourist #39 — the Prague Orloj

This week’s picture is of the Prague Orloj — it’s an astronomical clock in Prague’s Old Town Square…

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Casual Friday — UAVs as medical tools

New Scientist gives us a bit of video describing how UAVs (to date, mostly applied to military uses) may well prove useful in quickly delivering medical samples (blood, saliva, etc.) from rural areas to medical labs elsewhere…

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Carnivalia 9/10 – 9/16

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

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The scientific tourist #38 — da Vinci's "Air Screw"

This week’s image comes from Florence, Italy — it’s of a model (made by a local artist) from one of Leonardo da Vinci’s more famous drawings:

…But since so many of da Vinci’s sketches are easily built (if not always practical), it’s usually not too difficult to find a similar exhibit on your own travels.

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Casual Friday — Western Spaghetti

This isn’t even vaguely science-related, but it’s fun to see what some inspired lunatics can do with stop-motion animation…

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Carnivalia 9/3 – 9/9

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

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The scientific tourist #37 — an American mammoth in Paris

For this week’s picture, I found an image in my archives that’s suddenly timely again…

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