Monthly Archives: April 2011

Casual Friday — flying to the space station on Skylon

With the space shuttle program winding down, there’s no shortage of contenders trying to replace it as a cargo hauler to the international space station. One of the more agressive proposals is called Skylon…

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Carnivalia — 4/20 – 4/26

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

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The scientific tourist #171 — seymouria baylorensis

Straight to you from the Houston Natural History Museum, here’s seymouria baylorensis

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Casual Friday — The Mountain

There’s nothing super scientific about today’s video — but it’s an amazingly beautiful time lapse composition only a bit over 3 minutes long.

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Carnivalia — 4/13 – 4/19

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals: An Inordinate Fondness #15 The 116th Four Stone Hearth Friday Ark #335 Giant’s Shoulders #34: The Existentialist Edition Grand Rounds Vol. 7, #30: Patient-Centered Care A few of my favourite wings … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #170 — the SR-71 blackbird

This week’s “scientific tourist” subject can be seen all over the place in the U.S. — fitting, for an aircraft that cruised at somewhere over Mach 3…

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Carnivalia — 4/06 – 4/12

A somewhat skinnier crop than usual, but still plenty of good reading in the past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #169 — it’s gold! Or is it?

Depletion gilding — a pre-Columbian metalsmith’s best friend…

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Casual Friday — recovering an SRB

Now that the space shuttle program is winding down, I thought it would be a particularly good time to show some video of the less-televised parts of a shuttle flight. Here’s a behind the scenes look at solid rocket booster … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/30 – 4/05

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

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