Tagged: science

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Friday Night Music Videos

Here are some of the music videos we’ve been watching recently. Be forewarned, it’s a pretty random collection. Astronaut – YILA featuring Scroobius Pip Scroobius Pip has always been a big favorite at our...

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Undulatus Asperatus

Remember when I mentioned the Cloud Appreciation Society back in June? Well, there’s big news in their world right now. A new type of is in the process of getting named. It is called...

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Nonsense

The NYTimes had an interesting article yesterday about how nonsense primes your brain for problem solving. It’s based on this research paper: Psychological Science Volume 20, Issue 9, Date: September 2009, Pages: 1125-1131 doi...

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What is Time?

Specifically, what is time in parallel programming? Have you heard about Rich Hickey’s talk at JVMSummit. It’s worth checking out. It is pretty thought provoking and I think it’s getting close to some issues...

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Argiope Aurantia

Here’s another picture from our garden. This one might not be as popular as some of our earlier ones (link, link) though. This is Argiope Aurantia, or the Black and Yellow Garden Spider. She...

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Gigagalaxy Zoom

The European Southern Observatory has a neat, high-res, zoomable image of the entire night sky up on their website. It’s a total of about 800 million pixels. Once you go to their website, click...

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The Preservation of Favoured Traces

Here’s a neat project by Ben Fry. It’s a visualization of the differences between the different editions of On the Origin of Species. It’s a little like the tools that programmers use to manage...

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Will Wright & E O Wilson

NPR has an occasional series called Open Mic where they have a guest interview somebody they find interesting, This morning it featured two of our favorite people. The interviewer was the game designer Will...

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25 August 1609

On this day 400 years ago, Galileo demonstrated his telescope in Venice. When we were in Italy last year, we visited the Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence. They have a number of...