Posts filed under “Science”

How to Forecast Weather

We first looked at this back in 2010, but with sailing weather a mere 3 months away, its time to bring this back:

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Category: Science, Weekend

Doctor Who Timeline

So awesome! Enormous infographic from the > click for truly ginormous graphic Crazy awesome! Hat tip Cool Infographics

Category: Science, Television, Weekend

Bear Tagging

Its Friday — here’s an overwhelming amount of cute: Hat tip Yves

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. To view the full lecture, go to

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iPad Falls From Edge of Space – and Survives

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Earth: Peak to Depth


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This Small Blue Marble

NASA calls the photo below (via Good) “the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date.” It is a spectacular reminder of the small blue marble called planet Earth, and what we humans can accomplish when we cooperate and work together towards a common goal. Regardless of your beliefs system or chosen faith,…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Science, Technology

Quantum Levitation

Video courtesy of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), representing the science center and museum field worldwide. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter: @ScienceCenters. (Hat tip Michael G!)

Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field ( For an explanation of the physics behind this demonstration, visit

With the theme “Knowledge that Works: From Theory to Practice,” the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference featured more than 100 sessions, which highlighted how science centers and museums are putting new ideas to practical use to serve their communities. The conference was hosted by the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, October 15-18.

Category: Science, Video

Two Record-Breaking Black Hole Behemoths Spotted

˜˜˜ 3 Questions: Black Holes Source: Two Record-Breaking Black Hole Behemoths Spotted Discovery News, December 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Astronomers Find Earth-Size Worlds

> Very cool scientific achievement in  the search for habitable worlds: Scientists have discovered several planets of similar size to the earth orbiting a sun-like star: > Using NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers discovered two Earth-size planets orbiting a distant star–the smallest of all the thousands of alien worlds detected so far, Lee Hotz reports…Read More

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