Science Art: Map, Glen Tilt, Tayside, by James Hutton

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I’m not sure exactly what this is a map of (other than Glen Tilt, Tayside), because there’s not much information on the USGS page where I found it.

It’s got a lovely geometry, though.

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SONG: Cells, Sensors, Silicon

SONG: “Cells, Sensors, Silicon”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE:This Swimming Stingray Robot Is Powered by Real, Living Rat Cells,” Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2016, as used in the post “Living robot: mechanical stingray swims with rat-cell muscles..”

ABSTRACT:
I just got back from a week and a half driving around America yesterday, and here’s a song today. If it’s an hour late, I’ll forgive that.

I started on the music before I left, but for the most part, this is a 24-hour song. I tried …

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Science Art: Theoria Satellitum Iovis et Saturni from Atlas Coelestis by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, 1742.

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A geometry of the heavens (specifically the moons of Jupiter and Saturn0, as envisioned by mathematician, astronomer, and mapmaker Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, a German who also spoke French, Italian and English. He published an atlas of the stars using images previously published by his long-time collaborator Johann Baptist Homann, a Dominican monk who converted to Protestantism and who had previously published Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt, a great atlas of the whole world.

The fu…

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SONG: "Electric Wind"

SONG: “Electric Wind”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE:Water on Venus was stripped away by ‘electric wind’,” Wired, 21 June 2016, as used in the post “The electric wind left Venus without water or air.”

ABSTRACT: So, I’ve just found the researcher’s personal site, on which he describes himself as “Scientist, Space Cadet and Singer-Songwriter.” So, you know, maybe he’ll understand all this. On the other hand, his band is on Facebook as ‘DC’s hottest English ceilidh, contra dance and party band,…

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Science Art: Philips H7 headlamp . Mo-cover filament polycrystals, by Ivan.V.Nemtsev

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This is the filament of a headlight – a halogen bulb you put in the front end of your car, one of these – as seen many times its proper size under an electron microscope.

Tiny little light bulb makes great big light. You can see one of these for miles, right?

Then think about how tiny those little crystals are. Then check out what they look like when Mr. Nemtsev zoomed in a little more.

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Science Art: An early map of the planet Mars, by Richard A. Proctor, 1867.

A map of Mars, by Richard Proctor, published posthumously in 1905

A map of the planet Mars by astronomer Richard A. Proctor. The names we use for features on Mars nowadays come from Giovanni Schiaparelli – like what we call “Syrtis Major Planum,” he called the “Kaiser Sea” (after an earlier astronomer). This map, he drew based on 27 drawings from William Rutter Dawes.

He was a serious scientist, but money troubles led him to write popular stuff, which he turned out to be good at. In his Wikipedia article (no doubt based on Encyclopedia Britannica): He …

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Future By Colani.

24 December 2008 grant b 0

Here, something pretty for your Yule: How Luigi Colani designed the future. A Colani-designed semi-trailer. From steam trains to flying boats. Spacecraft like ginger flowers […]

SONG: Isopods In My Aquarium.

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SONG: “Isopods In My Aquarium” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Antarctica Has More Species than Galapagos”, LiveScience, 2 Dec […]

Smart Soldiers Die First.

21 December 2008 grant b 0

Sounds grim, but New Scientist says it’s true. The more intelligent soldiers were the most likely to die in combat: The unprecedented demands of the […]

Electric Plonk.

19 December 2008 grant b 0

New Scientist gives us a recipe for converting cheap wine to the good stuff: It is backed by a decade of research, the results have […]

Flying Lasers.

18 December 2008 grant b 0

We’re one step closer to living in a Flash Gordon serial, New Scientist reports, as engineers prepare to unleash a brilliant barrage of airborne death […]

A 2,000-Year-Old Brain

17 December 2008 grant b 0

Archaeologists found a surprise inside the severed skull of a man who lived in Britain before the Romans came. As PhysOrg reports, it had Britain’s […]

Herpes and Alzheimer’s

16 December 2008 grant b 0

Science Daily reveals the role the plucky, pesky herpes virus plays in the dreadful progress of Alzheimer’s disease – and how a cold sore cure […]

Life On Ice.

12 December 2008 grant b 1

Antarctica, LiveScience reveals, isn’t the wasteland it appears. In fact, it has more species than the Galapagos Islands: A team of 23 scientists from five […]

Dolphin Tools.

11 December 2008 grant b 1

Science News reports on new findings that our intelligent neighbors to the sea have finally been spotted using tools: These dolphins dive to the bottom […]

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