Monthly Archives: November 2010

The scientific tourist #150 — Saab J35 Draken

Today’s picture is a Saab J35 Draken — a second-generation supersonic interceptor, seen at the Flugwerft Schleißheim branch of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany…

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Casual Friday — cooking turkey with thermite

OK, this definitely falls in the “don’t try this at home” category — but for those of us in the U.S., you have to admit that the concept of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey in under thirty seconds has a certain appeal to it…

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Carnivalia — 11/17 – 11/23

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

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The scientific tourist #149 — Glamorous Glennis

The first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound, Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1…

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Casual Friday — Omega Centauri, like a beehive of stars

A great sequence from the folks running the Hubble space telescope — zooming in to a Hubble image of the cluster’s central regions and wrapping up with a simulation of the cluster’s stars’ motions…

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Carnivalia — 11/10 – 11/16

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

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The scientific tourist #148 — the battleship Texas

A short drive from downtown Houston, the Battleship Texas State Historic Site is a hands-on piece of technological history…

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Casual Friday: prefab hotel by the numbers — 15 stories, 6 day build, 2 minute time lapse movie

Start with foundations and a warehouse or two full of prefab parts — 6 days later, you can have a fully built 15 story earthquake-resistant hotel, down to the cabling…

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Carnivalia — 10/27 – 11/09

Well, if there’s any silver lining to SOS’s recent server problems, it’s that you get a double-dose of science-related blog carnivals this week: Accretionary Wedge #28: Halloweeny DeskCrops Carnival of the Blue #42: Chilean Edition Carnival of Mathematics — number … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #147 — the (real) Enterprise

The first space shuttle orbiter, on display at the NASM’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia…

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