Monthly Archives: October 2011

The scientific tourist #198 — Harlan’s Ground Sloth

From the La Brea tar pits’ Page Museum in Los Angeles, I bring you an example of Harlan’s Ground Sloth (Glossotherium harlani)…

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Casual Friday — fun and games with superconductors

A fun bit of video demonstrating the Meissner effect — the ability of a superconductor to float over (or if you prefer, under) a magnet…

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Carnivalia — 10/19 – 10/25

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

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The scientific tourist #197 — Ike’s ride

Another interesting bit of history from the South Dakota Air and Space Museum — a B-25J “Mitchell III” bomber, converted into a transport for General Dwight Eisenhower during WWII…

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Casual Friday — Vibrations

Ever found yourself transfixed, watching some everyday object moving in an unintuitive way? It’s OK to admit it, we all do it. In this quick bit of video from the Fluke Corporation, you get to see all sorts of objects vibrating — it’s a fun, oddly relaxing thing to watch…

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Carnivalia — 10/12 – 10/18

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

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The scientific tourist #196 — the F-86H “Sabre”

Should you ever be in South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, I’d recommend you take a quick side trip to the metropolis of Box Elder to see the South Dakota Air and Space Museum…

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Casual Friday — a global map of Saturn’s moon Titan

As Cassini has been orbiting the planet Saturn, from time to time it’s had the opportunity to fly past Titan and take a peek. Over six years, this has added up to 78 flybys, each with different viewing geometry and … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 10/05 – 10/11

A slightly skinny crop of science-related blog carnivals this week, but still plenty of good reading material to be had…

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The scientific tourist #195 — azurite and malachite

Another image from the excellent geology collection at the Houston (Texas) Museum of Natural Science — this one of a sample of azurite and malachite

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