Monthly Archives: September 2013

The scientific tourist #291 — the Polaris A-3 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM)

This rather bedraggled looking item is the shell of a Polaris A-3 FBM, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/18 – 9/24

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

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The scientific tourist #290 — wulfenite

Another fine specimen at the Holden / Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum in Aspen, Colorado… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the Titanic and the physics of materials

Think that Titanic only sank because it hit an iceberg? Guess again, the physics of steel played a big part as well… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/11 – 9/17

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

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The scientific tourist #289 — statue of Sekhmet

Carved from black granite during the Third Intermediate Period (1069-656 BCE), it’s Sekhmet in the Field Museum… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/04 – 9/10

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

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The scientific tourist #288 — Cocijo

Spotted in Chicago’s Field Museum, it’s a ceramic urn portraying Cocijo… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the science of color film

If you’ve ever been just a bit curious as to how color film works, and the science behind it, Filmmaker IQ has the answer for you. And in their typically exhaustive way, they explain things from Isaac Newton to the current day — in a bit over 21 minutes… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 8/28 – 9/03

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

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