Posts filed under “Science”

Looks Awesome: Los Angeles Museum’s Dinosaurs

Giants on Tiptoe at a Los Angeles Museum

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Lightning over Puyehue-Cordon Caulle

Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos. Source: Lightning over Puyehue-Cordon Caulle) BoingBoing, July 13, 2011

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Nature by Numbers

For centuries, artists and architects have used some well-known geometrical and mathematical formulas to guide their work: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral, The Golden and Angle Ratios, The Delauney Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations, etc. These formulas have a reality beyond the minds of mathematicians. They present themselves in nature, and that’s what a Spanish filmmaker, Cristóbal Vila, wanted to capture with this short film, Nature by Numbers.

Nature by Numbers – Cristobal Vila from Natalia Godoy on Vimeo.

You can learn more about the movie at the filmmaker’s web site

Category: Science, Video

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.

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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

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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.

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The Big Bang

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

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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

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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 |

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