Monthly Archives: July 2011

Casual Friday — the most expensive 250 pixel monitor you’ll ever see…

A Japanese band called Androp made a music video using 250 cameras and their mounted flashes as a computer-driven backdrop…

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Carnivalia — 7/20 – 7/26

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

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The scientific tourist #184 — see the moon, in San Diego

Well, OK — at least you can see a couple of small pieces of it up close…

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Casual Friday — closing out the space shuttle program

With the safe landing of the space shuttle Atlantis, the shuttle program is now officially complete. Two videos seem to be particularly good for commemorating the event…

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Carnivalia — 7/13 – 7/19

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

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The scientific tourist #183 — rock flour in the Tracy Arm fjord

A bit of calved glacier from Alaska’s Tracy Arm fjord…

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Casual Friday — how “Polaroid” instant film is made

How “The Impossible Project” makes new film for your old Polaroid instant camera…

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Carnivalia — 7/06 – 7/12

The past week’s haul of science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure…

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The scientific tourist #182 — tri-wall structure in Chaco Canyon

This week’s image comes to you from Chaco Canyon (strictly speaking, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park) in New Mexico — it’s an unusual tri-wall structure at the Pueblo del Arroyo ruins: A triple walled structure like this is rare … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Welcome to the Anthropocene!

Back in 2000, a nobel laureate in Chemistry named Paul Crutzen proposed that the Earth is no longer in the Holocene era. Instead, he feels (and he’s gaining a lot of company) that we’ve long since entered the Anthropocene, an era in which human activity is playing a driving role in the planet’s ecosystems…

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