A technician looks over history’s first satellite prior to its October 5, 1957 launch. Happy anniversary, outer space.
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There’s a SoundFont drum set on here, but everything else is either a voice or a bass. Lots of bass. Much bass.
I’ve been playing bass lately because I’m doing something with friends which I’ll be referring to more la…
Two rays and a shark… and an egg case… from Buffon’s Natural History of the globe, and of man; beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, and insects, a book with a long title compiled by a man with a long name: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. I found it on Scientific Illustration.
Are we in for weather? Yes, always. Good or bad, there’s always some kind of weather. What kind? This diagram will show you.
I found it in the David Rumsey Historical Map collection, which is a wonderful place in which to lose oneself. While, um, getting one’s bearings.
It’s Beltane today, May Day, a day traditionally celebrated with bonfires. Here are some smaller flames, but no less fiery.
This is a photo illustrating how, as Wikimedia Commons explains, “different flame types of a Bunsen burner depend on oxygen supply. ”
Different flame types of Bunsen burner depending on air flow through the valve.
1. air valve closed
2. air valve nearly fully closed
3. air valve semi-opened
4. air valve maximally opene…
This is a mural at the Smithsonian Museum, showing how the Great Plains would have looked about 3 million years ago.
The critters here include Amebelodon (the elephant-lookin’ things in the middle),
Neohipparion (tiny horse),
Synthetoceras (antelopes with the antlers in their noses),
Teleoceras (an American rhino),
Merycodus (prong-horned antelopes),
Epigaulus (“horned gopher”),
Hypolagus (giant rabbits), and
Cranioceras (the spikier antelope there).