Monthly Archives: March 2009

The scientific tourist #66 — Pahoehoe swirls

This week’s image comes to you from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the “big island” of Hawaii…

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Casual Friday — Electrons on Parade!

Thanks to Gizmodo, I found this fun old (1942) video on YouTube. It’s an RCA documentary explaining how vacuum tubes are made and used, split into two parts…

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The scientific tourist #65 — PBY Catalina

This week’s image comes to you from the San Diego Air and Space Museum — it’s a PBY Catalina flying boat…

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Casual Friday — How to destroy the world with nanotechnology

Self-replicating nanobots could clean up all sorts of problems — what could possibly go wrong?

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Carnivalia — 3/11 – 3/17

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

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The scientific tourist #64 — Wei O Tapu

Today’s image comes to you from the North Island of beautiful New Zealand…

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Casual Friday — 40th anniversary of Apollo 9

In March of 1969, the Apollo 9 mission conducted the first in-space testing of all the hardware needed to fly to the moon. NASA put together a 2 minute video clip to commemorate the mission here…

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Carnivalia — 3/04 – 3/10

Here’s the last week’s catch of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #63 — Pratt & Whitney J58 jet engine

This week’s image comes to you from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington — it’s a Pratt & Whitney J58 jet engine…

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Casual Friday — Feynman on the beauty of a flower

For today’s video break, here’s a clip from 1981 in which Richard Feynman explains how science doesn’t destroy your sense of aesthetics (not if you’re doing it right, anyway)…

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