Posts filed under “Science”

The Dry Season

A drought in the Oklahoma Panhandle is poised to do what the Dust Bowl couldn’t — drive towns in this parched region out of existence.

Category: Science, Video

Shuttle ‘Atlantis’ Launches Into History

Source: Shuttle ‘Atlantis’ Launches Into History: Was NASA Program Worth the Cost? Aaron Task Daily Ticker – Fri, Jul 8, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Shuttle Atlantis Performs 360 Pitch Maneuver (Backflip)

Piloted by Space Shuttle commander Chris Ferguson, Atlantis moves through a 360-degree rotation directly beneath the International Space Station. This rotation, known as the RBAR Pitch Maneuver (RPM), enables the occupants of the ISS to photograph Atlantis’ Thermal Protection System for engineers on the ground to check for any damage to the heat resistant tiles.


Category: Science, Video

The Evolution of the Electricity Grid

AC or DC? from Nextek Power on Vimeo.

Category: Science, Weekend

The Big Bang

I don’t recall where i found this, but I really like it!

Category: Science, Weekend

South Dakota: Plains Milky Way

Randy Halverson writes: During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

The Anthropocene: We’ve been here how long?

Science is recognising humans as a geological force to be reckoned with ~~~ Source: The Anthropocene: A man-made world May 26th 2011 |

Category: Science

Galaxy Centaurus A

Latest space telescope picture combines images from multiple wavelengths to shed light on galaxy 11m light years from Earth. New Hubble space telescope image of Centaurus A, a relatively close neighbor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Source: Hubble photograph of Centaurus A reveals bright jewel behind dust (The Guardian, June 19, 2011) Hubble photo…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

So Much More Than Plasma and Poison

Fantastic article from the NYT about Jellyfish: (So Much More Than Plasma and Poison): Source: (So Much More Than Plasma and Poison) NATALIE ANGIER NY Times, June 6, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Apocalypse Thinking: All Too Human Pattern Seeking

I was a little surprised about some of the pushback to the Oh, No, Not the End of the World (Again) column. Which made this column in New Scientist all the more delightful. It starts with pattern seeking: “Cognitively, there are several processes at work, starting with the fact that our brains are pattern-seeking belief…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Psychology, Science