Posts filed under “Science”

Scientific Method: Statistical Errors

Source: Nature

Category: Digital Media, Science

Hydrologic Cycle

Source: Visually

Category: Digital Media, Science

Where Time Comes From

The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.

Category: Data Analysis, Science, Weekend

The Higgs Boson Re-explained!

Source: PhD Comics

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Science

Painted Asteroids in Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Painted Stone: Asteroids in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey from Alex Parker on Vimeo. Over 100,000 asteroids and their colors, as seen by a single remarkable survey telescope. This animation shows the orbital motions of over 100,000 of the asteroids observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), with colors illustrating the compositional diversity measured…Read More

Category: Science

Government Space Programs

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Science, Taxes and Policy, Technology, Travel

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 (NSF)

Source: National Science Board

Category: Science, Think Tank

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee in the Morning

Source: FastCo

Category: Food and Drink, Science

Where are we now? Where are we going?

Category: Science, Technology, Think Tank

Storm of Stars

Source: Wired From Wired: A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, is the yellow-and-orange object dominating the picture. Yellow bars in the nebula appear to cut a cavity into…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend