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Casual Friday — fascinating engineering facts about the Titanic

Sure, the sinking of the Titanic gets all the press — but the engineering that went into her and her sister ships in the Olympic-class was impressive for their time, and still is today. Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack explains all… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — 5 years of SDO

February 11 was the fifth anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — today, you get it’s highlights reel… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — can we survive the Sun’s death?

OK, now that the world has survived a close call with financial disaster (thanks to the U.S.’ House of Representatives), we can entertain ourselves with the physics of real disasters. Say, like when the Sun devours the Earth in another billion years or so. 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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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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Casual Friday — 10 years of weather history in 3 minutes

NOAA’s GOES-12 satellite was decommissioned on August 16, 2013 — after more than 10 years of service. A video was just released showing all the weather history it captured (in the western hemisphere) over the course of its working life… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the sun’s about to flip!

Well, OK — the sun won’t flip, but its magnetic field is about to. No worries, though, it happens every 11 years… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the first view of the solar system’s tail

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft recently mapped the boundaries of the solar system’s tail (a.k.a., the heliotail)… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — of galaxies and penguins

Galaxies spend most of their existence in isolation, but when two of them cross paths, the result is a beautiful (from a distance) if violent spectacle… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — two months on an icebreaker (in under five minutes)

Continuing on last week’s chilly theme, today you get to watch a time lapse movie of two months on an Antarctic icebreaker… Continue reading

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