Science Art: Minecraft Colosseum replica (Amphitheatrum Flavium)

A screengrab from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSli7JpnSA8
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One of the more interesting trends in scientific illustration lately – and I do think that it’s exactly the same kind of thing that inspired amateur illustrators of the 1800s were doing with pencil and paper – is creating replicas of archaeological sites in Minecraft. There’s an expert in reddit’s /r/AskHistorians sub who’s done it with a digital Teotihuacan, there’s a mighty Minecraft version of the Borobudur mega-stupa, and replicas of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro in Pakistan. The…

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SONG: Everything Appears to be in Order

SONG: “Everything Appears to be in Order”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE:AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its First Big Law Clients,” The American Lawyer, 6 May 2016,
as used in the post First firm to hire a virtual attorney. It’ll be handling bankruptcies….

ABSTRACT:
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…

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Science Art: Saturn F-1 Engine, 1964

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Our first ticket off this rock.

Saturn F-1 Engine is tested at the Marshall Center in 1964.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

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Science Art: Buffon's Natural History, Taf. 7,

Buffon's Natural History

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.

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Science Art: Diagram of Meteorology, James Reynolds and John Emslie.

From http://www.davidrumsey.com/
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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.

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Science Art: Bunsen Burner Flame Types, by Artura Jana Fijalkowski.

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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. ”

And also:

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…

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SONG: Golden Record

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SONG: “Golden Record” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Partially based on “Have aliens hijacked Voyager 2 spacecraft”, Daily […]

It’s ALIVE!

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BBC (among other outlets) has gotten all excited over the world’s first artificial life form: The team was led by Dr Craig Venter of the […]

Monkeys pay for porn.

20 May 2010 grant b 0

Nature says it’s true: Rhesus monkeys will trade items of value – in this case, juice – in return for sexy monkey booty shots: The […]

Computers get the joke.

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PopSci releases the terrifying news that computers can decode our humor now. We can’t tell jokes over their little silicon heads any more – they’ve […]

10 limbs for hugging!

14 May 2010 grant b 0

The Christian Science Monitor (reprinting LiveScience) has published the greatest science headline I think I’ve ever read: School-bus sized squid actually quite friendly, study finds. […]

I**AM**V-GER***

13 May 2010 grant b 1

That’s what Sydney’s Daily Telegraph wants me to hear when they tell me about a strange malfunction affecting the Voyager 2 space probe: But now […]

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