Monthly Archives: December 2012

The scientific tourist #255 — under the skin

An Apollo lunar module prototype on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how smoke detectors work

Let’s say at one of your holiday parties or dinners, somebody lost track of what’s going on in the oven and wound up setting off the smoke detector. Did you ever wonder how these loud little safety aides work? Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack tells all… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #254 — what a Big Shot!

This week, you get a photo of a Big Shot, or at least the launch shroud for one… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Toothpick Table Tricks

If you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve got some holiday dinners and parties on your calendar over the next week — be prepared for them! Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 12/12 – 12/18

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

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The scientific tourist #253 — da Vinci’s armored car

Seen at the Galleria Michelangelo in Florence Italy, it’s a wooden model of a da Vinci armored car… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 12/05 – 12/11

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #252 — from Silver Dart to Starfighter

Seen at the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, 100 years of Canadian aviation history… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — bubble pumps and coffee grounds

If you’re like most folks, you’ve got a pretty simple (and arguably cheap) coffee maker at home. In part, the affordability and simplicity of drip coffee makers comes thanks to some pretty clever engineering that resulted in a design with … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 11/28 – 12/04

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals, for your reading enjoyment: Carnival of Evolution #54 Carnival of Space #278 Friday Ark #410       Possibly related posts (auto-generated list): Carnivalia — 9/07 – 9/13 Carnivalia — 5/02 – … Continue reading

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