Category Archives: History

Carnivalia — 7/29 – 8/04/2015

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The scientific tourist #365 — TKS manned spacecraft

On display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., it’s a TKS manned spacecraft… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #363 — Corporal missile

Here, you see a Corporal missile, on display at the Smithsonian museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 7/01 – 7/07/2015

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The scientific tourist #362 — the Ne-20 jet engine

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s one of just 3 surviving Ne-20 jet engines… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #361 — Feejee Mermaid

Brought to you by the “Mythic Creatures” traveling exhibition (seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science), it’s an odd concoction called a Feejee Mermaid… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #360 — Palaeotherium

Now on display in Paris in the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy (sadly, in a stairwell), it’s an excellent fossil of a Palaeotherium Magnum… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 5/27 – 6/02/2015

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The scientific tourist #359 — Ahuizotl

A ferocious mythical creature, and namesake of a notable Aztec warrior… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #358 — “Little Boy” atomic bomb arming plugs

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, here are two small bits of history you’ve likely never seen before — arming plugs for the “Little Boy” atomic bomb… Continue reading

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