Monthly Archives: March 2010

Carnivalia — 3/24 – 3/30

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

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The scientific tourist #117 — Mariner 5

This week, you get a pair of images — scans of photographs I took 20 years ago at JPL, of two different Mariner 5 models…

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Casual Friday — Temple Grandin and the kinds of minds

A TED talk by Temple Grandin on the kinds of (human) minds…

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Carnivalia — 3/17 – 3/23

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

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The scientific tourist #116 — the H-1 engine

This week’s image comes to you from the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamagordo, New Mexico — it’s a an H-1 rocket engine…

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Casual Friday — do you think they do windows too?

The ESO (European Southern Observatory) consists of four giant telescopes — each with a primary mirror 8.2 meters in diameter. From time to time, these mirrors have to be cleaned and recoated in order to keep the images they produce clear and sharp…

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Carnivalia — 3/10 – 3/16

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

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The scientific tourist #115 — meeting the Surveyor

This week’s image is a scan of a photograph of an engineering model Surveyor lunar lander at JPL…

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Casual Friday — a bunch of garbage

Sure, everybody takes out the trash now and then. But do you think you know what’s in it?

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Carnivalia — 3/03 – 3/09

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

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