Monthly Archives: June 2009

The scientific tourist #79 — comparative rocketry

I thought this shot pretty well sums up the technological progress made during the 1960’s race to the moon…

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Casual Friday — Mercury sculptures

OK, a lot of people these days are concerned about too much mercury in the fish they eat. So it’s probably appropriate that when Theo Gray went to make some small, cast metal fish, he made them from mercury…

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Carnivalia — 6/17 – 6/23

The last week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #78 — two firsts

From the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, models of Sputnik and Explorer I — the first (ever) artificial satellite, and the first U.S. satellite…

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Casual Friday — watching arachnids evolve

Using a genetic tree for time travel…

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Carnivalia — 6/10 – 6/16

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals awaits you…

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The scientific tourist #77 — at the foot of a giant

Most people, at least in the U.S. will instantly recognize this shot…

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Casual Friday — Feynman on learning and uncertainty

From a BBC interview, here’s Richard Feynman (Nobel prize winner) talking about his perspective on learning and uncertainty…

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Carnivalia — 6/3 – 6/9

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals awaits you…

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The scientific tourist #76 — Baleen whale

From the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France comes this shot of the skeleton of a baleen whale…

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