Category Archives: Sci / Tech Tourism

The scientific tourist #327 — J47 jet engine

This week, for your perusal, I present a J47 jet engine — with its casing cut open for a better view of its internal structure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #326 — granularity

It’s been a while since I talked about White Sands National Monument — so today, let’s take a closer view of it. Here’s a very close-up look at the sands themselves… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #325 — the coffin of Harwa

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago displays this coffin in an oddly understated way, packed in among a bevy of mummies and their grave goods. It belonged to a man named Harwa, who lived in the early 7th century BC… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #324 — Quirigua’s Stela C

Courtesy of the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s Stela C from the Maya site of Quirigua in Guatemala… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #323 — Honest John

On display here (seen at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Honest John missile — a.k.a. an M31… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #322 — Natural Bridge Caverns

Should you ever find yourself driving in Texas’ hill country, you’d be well advised to spend a few hours visiting the Natural Bridge Caverns… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #321 — SPAD XIII

Brought to you by the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona — it’s a SPAD XIII fighter… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #320 — Yak’ant’akw

On display at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, it’s a Yak’ant’akw (Speaking-through post)… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #319 — Huehueteotl

Found in the ruins of Teotihuacan, and now on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, it’s Huehueteotl… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #318 — Babirusa

Native to indonesia, and now on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, it’s babirusa… Continue reading

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