Monthly Archives: July 2012

The scientific tourist #233 — T-bird on a stick

In the heart of Pictou, Nova Scotia — here’s a T-33 Shooting Star (CT-133 Silver Star)…

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Carnivalia — 7/18 – 7/24

The past week’s science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #232 — Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s one of the great match-ups of the dinosaur age…

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Casual Friday — fast camera tracking (it’s all done with mirrors!)

If you have a digital camera, you’ve probably come to rely on its auto-focus feature to keep your images at their sharpest. And your camera may be able to track faces moving in its field of vision. But some researchers at the University of Japan have got that all beat…

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Carnivalia — 7/11 – 7/17

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

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The scientific tourist #231 — Goddard’s shop

Well, OK — it’s a recreation of about half of Robert Goddard’s shop, set up at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico…

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Casual Friday — maple seed UAV

UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have been getting all sorts of press lately, in no small part due to their use in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And while most to date look like smaller versions of existing flyers (helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft), that doesn’t have to be the case…

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Carnivalia — 7/04 – 7/10

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

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The scientific tourist #230 — B-24 “Liberator” bomber

On display at the Pima Air Museum outside of Tucson, Arizona — it’s a Consolidated B-24 “Liberator” bomber…

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Casual Friday — how a charge-coupled device (CCD) in a digital camera works

If you ever wondered how the CCD inside your digital camera actually captures an image, Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack explains it all…

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