Category Archives: Science

Floating Cannonball

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STS-119

Discovery is about four hours into STS-119. Good luck to her crew.

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Aimee Mullins at TED

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Mars and Me

Mars and Me is a blog by Mars Rover Driver Scott Maxwell. He is posting his daily notes from five years ago when the Mars mission began. I find it fascinating reading.

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Puffington Host on Global Warming

Most readers of this site already know most of the points in this article, but the interesting thing is that it’s found on the Huffington Post. Until recently, the left has been going on as though man-made catastrophic global warming … Continue reading

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We Took A Hit Today

This is interesting news of a non political nature, unless it was an attack from a hitherto unknown faction. Asteroid 2008 TC3 hit Earth this morning, Oct. 7th, and exploded in the atmosphere over northern Sudan. An infrasound array in … Continue reading

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Fresh Kills

It’s not what some of you think. Fresh Kills was once the largest land fill on earth and it is being turned into a park. Popsci.com has an illustrated explanation of how, for those of you who aren’t actually in … Continue reading

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“When we stopped, I was on top, hanging in my seat.”

Any space flight which ends in “a fast, steep entry that caused the craft to miss the landing site by 295 miles” is bound to be interesting…

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Global Warming ex-Alarmist

Read this article in The Australian by a lead scientist involved in the Australian Greenhouse Office about how the evidence has convinced him carbon emissions are not a major cause of global warming.

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Interesting Idea

This is intriguing: …Send the ISS somewhere. The ISS, you see, is already an interplanetary spacecraft — at least potentially. It’s missing a drive system and a steerage module, but those are technicalities. Although it’s ungainly in appearance, it’s designed … Continue reading

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Itch

The New Yorker has an interesting article on the biology and neurology of itch, including a tale of a woman who scratched through her skull during the night. ( H/T The Corner.)

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North Pole Melting

According to this article in the lefty UK paper, “The Independent,” the ice at the north pole is melting, and they of course blame global warming. However, I also noticed this article about volcanic eruptions shaking the Arctic Ocean floor … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Failure

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Standard Missle 3 vs. Pesky Satellite

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The Coming Ice Age

Oh, it’s coming; it’s just a matter of when. Here’s a great piece in the Australian by Phil Chapman, a NASA geophysicist and astronautical engineer. Here are some snippets: Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, … Continue reading

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