Monthly Archives: July 2010

Casual Friday — Curiosity's first steps… er… rolls

The next rover headed to Mars took its first test drive last Friday — only a meter forward and a meter back, but baby steps are a good way to start…

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Carnivalia — 7/21 – 7/27

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

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The scientific tourist #133 — Right whale

This week’s image is from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. — it’s a life-size model of a right whale…

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Sad but true…

SMBC on risk tolerance

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Casual Friday — not your everyday sort of ballet

I knew the Russians were big on ballet, but I never would have guessed the lengths they’ll go to in pursuit of the art form…

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Carnivalia — 7/14 – 7/20

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals is right here for you…

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The scientific tourist #132 — The Focke-Wulf Fw 190

This weeks image is of a Fw 190 fighter at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia…

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Casual Friday: Apollo 11 Saturn V launch

Courtesy of the fine folks at Spacecraft Films, here’s a raw clip of video from one of the launchpad cameras — showing the Apollo 11 launch, 41 years ago…

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Carnivalia — 6/30 – 7/13

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

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The scientific tourist #131 — Hawaiian petroglyphs

Ancient carvings in lava fields…

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