Monthly Archives: August 2009

The scientific tourist #88 — Rheintochter R1 Surface to Air Missile (SAM)

Another slice of military history from the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany…

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Casual Friday — John Hodgman's brief digression

A fun, 18 minute ramble about aliens, physics, time, space, and the memory of falling in love…

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Carnivalia — 8/19 – 8/25

The past week’s share of science-related blog carnivals — not as many as last week, but still lots of good reading material waiting for you…

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The scientific tourist #87 — Dunkleosteus

I took this shot in the Gallery of Paleontology at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France — but it could just as well have come from any of dozens of other museums. It’s the skull of a Dunkleosteus…

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Casual Friday — The Matrix, on Windows XP

Take the red pill, get the blue screen…

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Carnivalia — 8/12 – 8/18

There’s a whole lot of good reading material in the past week’s bumper crop of (mostly) science related blog carnivals, so you might want to get an early start…

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The scientific tourist #86 — the American Lion

Today, you get a “two-fer” — two shots of the same subject, from different museums. The subject of today’s extra largesse is the American Lion, a none-too-well known resident of the ice ages…

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Casual Friday — the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, in 3-D

A fly-through of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image, with depth rendered from the red-shift distances of all 10,000 galaxies that it contains.

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Carnivalia — 8/05 – 8/11

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

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The scientific tourist #85 — WB-47

If you’ve ever seen the movie Strategic Air Command, you’ll recognize this aircraft right away…

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