Posts filed under “Science”

Celestial Sphere

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This is the entire celestial sphere as seen from the best vantage points on Earth. The 800-million pixel image comes from the European Southern Observatory’s GigaGalaxyZoom project. The Milky Way, viewed edge-on, shows its central bulge and both dark and glowing nebulae – birthplaces of new stars.

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Sources:
ESO unveils an amazing, interactive, 360-degree panoramic view of the entire night sky
14 September 2009

http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2009/pr-32-09.html

Giga Galaxy Zoom’ offers tour of Milky Way
A. Pawlowski
CNN, September 16, 2009 –

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/09/16/galaxy.interactive.image/index.html

Category: Science, Weekend

Movie: Darwin’s Origin of the Species

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Category: Film, Science, Video

Big Bang Briefly

Introducing the Briefly series. Taking theory and presenting it in it’s most concise form.
We start with the Big Bang because the theory is important and amazing, but often misunderstood.
This video was produced without any funding from any outside sources. It was put together with donated creative time from a group with a desire to further public cognition of science.
Science has many amazing stories to tell, this is the first. The Big Bang Briefly.

Category: Science, Video

Where Will Growth Come From ?

I got into (yet another) one of those useless, interesting, unprovable debates on exactly where growth is go to come from. My colleague sees no US job growth in the near or distant future, much more pessimistic than I. My view is that there are several fields that are potentially big growers, but their best…Read More

Category: Economy, Science

Dan Pink on Incentives & Rewards

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Dan Pink on Ted

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

Category: Science, Video

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

I’ve recently discovered an animation that was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image.

I’ve written a short script that leads you through a quick history of both deep field images and this video ends with a fly-through of the Ultra Deep Field.

Every galaxy in the image is in its proper distance as viewed from the telescope line of sight.

As if this image wasn’t amazing enough.

Animation Credit:

Hubble Cosmological Redshift Animation Courtesy:

Mike Gallis

http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/Phys_anim.htm

Category: Science, Video

Cloned Dogs Sniff Out Drugs

If you think you are seeing double, you are right. Looking exactly the same, the world’s first cloned sniffer dogs reported for work in Seoul’s Incheon airport on Monday. Video courtesy of Reuters.

Category: Science, Video

Google Moon

It was 40 years ago today . . . > click for interactive Google Moon > Other Sources: First Moon Landing 1969 Nice overview of the anniversary at the Merc A 17th century mission to the Moon

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Time-lapse Earth Land Mass Movement

Category: Science, Video

$100,000 CRA Challenge

I’ve run out of patience with tired memes and discredited claims by fools and partisan. The rhetoric of those pushing nonsense on the public in an attempt to confuse rather than illuminate  — the phrase is “agnotology” –  only serves to aid the lobbyists working on behalf of the Banks and Investment houses to maintain…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Politics, Science