Monthly Archives: September 2009

Carnivalia — 9/23 – 9/29

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

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The scientific tourist #92 — comparative cetaceans

This week’s image is another from the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée), at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France…

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Casual Friday — Lasers

How lasers work…

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Carnivalia — 9/16 – 9/22

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

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The scientific tourist #91 — the Viking lander

This week’s image is a scan of an old photograph I took at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (i.e., JPL) in Pasadena, California back in the late 1980’s — its an image of an engineering model of the Viking landers…

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Casual Friday — the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)

The H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) was developed and built in Japan to help supply the International Space Station…

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Carnivalia — 9/09 – 9/15

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The scientific tourist #90 — the RL-10 rocket engine

This week’s image comes to you from the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamagordo, New Mexico — it’s a cutaway of an RL-10 rocket engine…

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Should be all better now…

Just so everybody’s up to date with what’s going on, I rebuilt the site’s database over the weekend, and it looks like nothing important was lost. Meanwhile, I’ve slimmed the site down a bit (got rid of some bells & … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Hubble, reborn

You probably recall that earlier this summer, NASA conducted the fourth (and almost certainly last) servicing mission of the Hubble space telescope…

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