Monthly Archives: May 2010

Casual Friday — Food ad tricks

If you ever thought that photographing food was simple (or that ads are honest), here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how food is made to look its best for a TV advertisement…

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Carnivalia — 5/19 – 5/25

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

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The scientific tourist #125 — Lunar Orbiter

I’ve told you before about the ongoing effort to reprocess (and as a result, to enhance) old data tapes from the Lunar Orbiter program of 1966-1967. Well, if you were curious about what the original spacecraft looked like…

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Casual Friday — a D.I.Y. Turing Machine

Compute anything that can be calculated — with some tape leader and a dry-erase marker…

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Carnivalia — 5/12 – 5/18

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

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The scientific tourist #124 — Edmontosaurus

This week’s image is of an Edmontosaurus at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science…

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Casual Friday — airspace rebooted

An amazing visualization of northern European airspace returning to (a very busy) normal after being closed for much of April thanks to that unpronounceable volcano in Iceland…

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Four Stone Hearth #92

Welcome to the 92nd edition of the Four Stone Hearth archaeology / anthropology blog carnival!

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Carnivalia — 5/05 – 5/11

After last week’s flurry of blog carnivals, we go back to a calmer flow this week (still plenty of good reading material, though!)…

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The scientific tourist #123 — banded iron

A slab of banded iron at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C….

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