Monthly Archives: October 2009

Casual Friday — world's smallest working model train layout

The world’s smallest working model train layout, all of 0.125″ x 0.2″ across — a model of a model…

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Carnivalia — 10/21 – 10/27

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

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The scientific tourist #96 — Cave Bear

Today’s image comes to you from the Paleontology section of Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze; Florence, Italy…

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Casual Friday — going deep…

I’ve posted some “Scientific tourist” shots from Carlsbad Caverns in southern New Mexico. But thanks to BBC’s “Planet Earth” series, you can see video of a nearby (still in the boundaries of the National Park) and far larger / deeper (deepest in the U.S.) cave — Lechuguilla…

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Carnivalia — 10/14 – 10/20

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

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The scientific tourist #95 — Bandelier Longhouse

This week’s image comes to you from the Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico…

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Casual Friday — the ultimate pocket watch

Anybody that’s at all familiar with the steampunk ethos will be comfortable with the idea of melding old and cutting edge technologies. But here’s one take on the idea I didn’t see coming — an LED pocket watch…

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Carnivalia — 10/07 – 10/13

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

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The scientific tourist #94 — Mariner 5

Today you get a two-fer — two Mariner images scanned from slides I took way back in 1989 at JPL:        The image on the left is of a small table-top model of the spacecraft, while that on the right … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — boom, boom, down goes LCROSS

Depending on what time zone you live in, you may or may not have just had the opportunity to watch the end of the LCROSS mission to find water on the moon…

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