http://dreamsivaraj.blogspot.com/2010/10/soap-bubble-burst.html I found this page while searching for those Roland Flexner works the other week. Three cheers for high-speed photography!
Tag Archives: Science
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/07/pictures/110720-best-unforgettable-space-shuttle-pictures/ Seeing this picture amidst the shuttle program memories triggered one of my own. I have a very early memory which, for a few years, I assumed I was remembering badly: In 1980 or ’81, in Grade 1, our teacher spoke to us about this new Space Shuttle Columbia, which was doing a pre-spaceflight tour […]
http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2010/06/02 This is why you need to keep your engineers on a tight leash (and a tight budget).
http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2010/06/09 The Bushmobile. Inspired by MacBeth, or Monty Python, at the very least. I totally want one of these, if only because you could park it anywhere without the risk of getting a ticket.
http://io9.com/5531140/the-dead-fly-artwork-of-magnus-muhr/gallery/ I don’t like this, I loooooooove this. There’s something very Far Side-ian about these little comics, though I may just be thinking of Gary Larson’s drosophilia-philia. (Couldn’t resist, sorry.)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5803300/Swearing-can-reduce-the-feeling-of-pain.html Love it! Scientists have discovered that uttering swear words can help to lessen the feeling of physical pain. The study by researchers at Keele University found that volunteers were able to withstand pain for longer when they swore compared to when they used words which were not offensive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnbKzDkZktQ I blanked out when they described the evolutionary imporance and physiological facts of this story: All I saw was a gorilla being tickled, and I wanted to be a part of that. (Though, in a sympathetic reaction, I’m tickled now, too.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090519/ap_on_sc/us_shuttle_hubble_166 The Hubble is prepped for its last mission. The craft we all mocked when it took its first problematic flight has redeemed itself a million times over with the incredible photos it regularly sends back. It’ll be missed. Atlantis’ astronauts gingerly dropped the Hubble Space Telescope overboard Tuesday, sending the restored observatory off on […]
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=secrets-of-the-phallus A neat find by the newly-squeamish BobbyVardar about the anatomy of the human penis. After reading the term “cervical mucus”, I have to admit to feeling a bit queasy myself, but it is interesting stuff. Also, they provide a handy recipe for making your own seminal fluid – perfect for those of us who […]
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/04/20/revealed-where-babie.html I was told a stork brings them. My mother totally lied to me. (Words cannot explain how awesome – and Plymptonian – this vid is. Click it, click it, click it!)