Monthly Archives: December 2008

Carnivalia — 12/24 – 12/30

Things are a bit thin this week (likely due to the crush of holiday merry-making), but just the same, there’s plenty of good reading in the past week’s crop of blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #53 — Splitter plates and boundary layers

This week’s image (a bit delayed due to the holidays) is of an F-4 “Phantom” fighter, waiting for renovation…

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Casual Friday — Round trip with Endeavour

This week, I thought I’d do something a bit different for “Casual Friday.” Rather than give you a video to watch, I’m going to send you to a really fantastic collection of images…

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Carnivalia — 12/17 – 12/23

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

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What I'd blog about if I had the time

A whole bunch of interesting science and technology has been in the news over the past few days. I’d love to blog about all of it, but have no chance of finding the time to do it in any depth, so here’s a quick overview of some interesting topics to get you started on your own explorations…

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The scientific tourist #52 — Gigantopithecus Blacki, a cautionary tale of semi-informed scientific speculation

This week’s image comes from San Diego’s Museum of Man — it’s a reconstruction of an ancient ape, dubbed Gigantopithecus Blacki…

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Casual Friday — Rebuilding the Antikythera Mechanism

A gentleman named Michael Wright has completed a reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism. Wright’s machine is the first working model to incorporate all known features of the ancient gizmo, and it’s shown off here..

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Carnivalia — 12/10 – 12/16

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

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The scientific tourist #51 — the J-33 jet engine

This week’s picture comes from the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida. It’s of an Allison J-33 jet engine –one of the first jet engines ever produced in the U.S….

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Casual Friday — fly the world in 72 seconds

24 hours of airline flights, all simulated in a 72 second video…

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