Monthly Archives: November 2009

The scientific tourist #101 — Pippo, big & little

This week’s images come to you from the Paleontology section of Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy…

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Casual Friday — How's a USB flash drive made?

USB flash drives are so common and cheap that it’s easy to forget there’s actually a lot of expensive equipment involved in making them…

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Carnivalia — 11/18 – 11/24

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnival goodness awaits you…

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The scientific tourist #100 — Strato-Lab

This week you get a pair of images from the Albuquerque Balloon Museum — they’re of the gondola of Strato-Lab IV, part of a series of manned stratospheric balloons launched by the U. S. Navy in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s…

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Casual Friday — Monkey showers

It turns out that Capuchin Monkeys use citrus to get rid of skin parasites and help keep themselves clean. Better keep a sharp eye on your lunch…

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Carnivalia — 11/11 – 11/17

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

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The scientific tourist #99 — the D-21 drone

Today you get a bunch of photographs, of a single subject, taken at a variety of venues — and it’s all about the D-21 drone…

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Casual Friday — "The Matrix" as a silent movie

A fun skit from the Russian actor’s group “Big Difference” (Bolshaya Raznitsa), postulating what “The Matrix” would have looked like if it had been made back in the silent movie era…

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Carnivalia — 11/04 – 11/10

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

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The scientific tourist #98 — Rue Cuvier

Georges Cuvier founded vertebrate paleontology, and all he got for his troubles was this lousy street sign…

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