Monthly Archives: May 2012

New feature for “Scientific Tourist” fans

An SOS reader asked for some way to see which scientific tourist posts came from one location or another for use in travel planning. So I wrote up a quick hyperindex to all those posts, organized by country and (for the U.S.) state…

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Carnivalia — 5/23 – 5/29

A bounty crop in the past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals — happy reading!

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The scientific tourist #224 — V-2 rocket engine

On display at the U. S. Air Force Space and Missile Museum, in the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, here’s a V2 rocket engine…

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Casual Friday — Dragon’s day

Today’s one for the history books — the SpaceX Dragon is now officially the first commercial space vehicle to visit the International Space Station with a load of cargo. So let’s look at the video that’s available so far…

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Carnivalia — 05/16 – 05/22

Blogcarnival.com is still down, so it’s another skinny week for science-related blog carnivals. Still, good reading to be had here…

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The scientific tourist #223 — the Alma King

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s the Alma King — a fantastic rhodochrosite specimen…

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Casual Friday — Video Puzzle

Nothing super-educational about this Casual Friday. Just a fun and really impressive fan video for the song “We are Young” by Fun., starring 4 iPhones and an army of handlers…

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Carnivalia — 5/09 – 5/15

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

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The scientific tourist #222 — Apollo 9 Command Module

On display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, it’s the Apollo 9 Command Module…

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Carnivalia — 5/02 – 5/08

The past week’s science-related blog carnivals — bit of a thin crop, but still plenty of good reading…

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