Posts filed under “Weekend”

A Guide to the Cosmos

Via the NYT discussion of “Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle,” we get these outstanding photos, an “an exquisite picture guide to the universe by Michael Benson, a photographer, journalist and filmmaker, and obviously a longtime space buff.”

The Andromeda Galaxy

Cat’s Paw Nebula

The colliding Antenna Galaxies

Carina Nebula (note the eerily suspended Bok Globules — larva-like clouds of molecular hydrogen, helium and silicate dust visible throughout the nebula)

Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula

Witch Head Nebula

Carina Nebula

NGC 2264, the region surrounding and including the Cone Nebula

Crab Nebula

Horsehead Nebula

“Anemic” galaxy NGC 4921

NGC 6559

The Pelican Nebula

The Snake Nebula

Rosette Nebula

Source:
Books on Science: A Guide to the Cosmos, in Words and Images
DENNIS OVERBYE
NYT, January 4, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/science/05books.html

Category: Science, Weekend

World’s Tallest Tower

> Source: Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All LANDON THOMAS Jr. NYT, January 4, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/business/global/05tower.html

Category: Travel, Weekend

Muzorama: Surrealistic cartoon by Jean-Philippe Masson

Muzorama from Muzorama Team on Vimeo. Muzorama is a short 3D animation film based on the universe of french illustrator Jean-Philippe Masson aka Muzo. Produce in 2008 with a six weeks production time. Directed by Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaud, Laurent Monneron and Axel Tillement. Softwares used are Autodesk 3D…Read More

Category: Weekend

Little Milton – Feel so Bad

Welcome to the weekend Info: Blues singer / guitarist Little Milton first started recording at Sun about the same time as Elvis. He didn’t really make a splash though until the early 60s, which was maybe surprising considering his Bobby Bland style soulful blues was less fashionable then than when he started out. Feel so…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Olympus BioScapes 2009 Winners Gallery

Fascinating micro-photography: Dr. Jan Michels Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Institute of Zoology Kiel, Germany Specimen: Daphnia atkinsoni (Water Flea) Technique: Confocal laser scanning microscopy Dr. Chung-Ju Rachel Wang University of California Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Berkeley, CA, USA Specimen: Synaptonemal complex Technique: 3D-Structured Illumination Charles Krebs Issaquah, WA, USA Specimen: Haematococcus pluvialis (Unicellular…Read More

Category: Weekend

Picturing the Past Decade Graphically

Here are the highlights of the year’s news stories, depicted visually: Click for large graphic Source: OP-CHART: Picturing the Past 10 Years Phillip Niemeyer NYT, December 27, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/12/27/opinion/28opchart.html

Category: Current Affairs, Financial Press, Weekend

Starbucks “All You Need Is Love” Project

Grows on you:

Category: Weekend

Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah

Highly amusing: Creative high schools students give a great rendition of Hallelujah! Hat tip Carl

Category: Weekend

NYT Critics Pick Their Favorite Cars of 2009

Assorted top 10 lists from 4 NYT auto reviewers: EZRA DYER 1. BMW 335d 2. Ford Fusion Hybrid 3. Audi S4 4. Chevrolet Camaro 5. Mazda 3 6. Jaguar XFR 7. Audi R8 5.2 V-10 8. Nissan 370Z 9. Ford Flex with the EcoBoost V-6 10. Dodge Ram LAWRENCE ULRICH 1. Volkswagen Golf TDI and…Read More

Category: Weekend

Will Ferrell in Elf

Santa’s Coming The Angry Elf

Category: Film, Weekend