Monthly Archives: September 2012

Casual Friday — Venus / Lunar occultation

A relaxing bit of time lapse video for you today — by Kwon, O Chul of South Korea, showing last month’s occultation of Venus by the Moon…

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Carnivalia — 9/19 – 9/25

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

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The scientific tourist #241 — Liberty Bell 7

Brought to you from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean (via the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas), it’s Liberty Bell 7…

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Casual Friday — be a virtual pilot

Pilot Jakub Vik brought his Canon 600D to work for a week — and captured his view out the cockpit in an 8x timelapse movie. Great stuff for whiling away 9 minutes of your Friday (direct link): H/T: PetaPixel via … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/12 – 9/18

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

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The scientific tourist #240 — a well-travelled B-47E

Coming to you from the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita, Kansas, here’s a B-47E with a bit of a story behind it…

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Casual Friday — 49 quadrocopters in outdoor formation flight

Here’s a mesmerizing way to spend the next 4+ minutes of your day — watch this colorful bit of outdoor performance art, performed by a swarm of 49 lit quadrocopters (tiny four-bladed helicopters), flying over the skies of Linz, Austria at night…

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Carnivalia — 9/05 – 9/11

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

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The scientific tourist #239 — a trip through the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Let’s say you were driving across Kansas on I-70. And let’s say you were bored out of your skull. But I repeat myself… Bottom line — should you ever find yourself in the middle of Kansas, you’d be well advised … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — VTOL video

So let’s say you’re interested in the history of the development of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft. You can’t go wrong by watching these two videos…

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