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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Look who’s running the asylum.

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And, in fact, the whole discipline of psychology. National Post exposes the sad truth that industrialized, post-Enlightenment Westerners are weird: The article, titled “The weirdest […]

Homegrown eyes.

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Medical Daily is dishing up a bright new recipe for making biological corneas from scratch: More than a decade ago, Dr. Griffith and her colleagues […]

Dry water.

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No, not ice, but, as the Telegraph explains it, a form of water that just isn’t wet: Each particle of dry water contains a water […]

Pee-pee power.

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I went there. No, really, I went there. The BBC reports on the way chemists will use urine as fuel: Dr Tao said: “Growing up […]

SONG: Rising Like the Sun

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SONG: “Rising Like the Sun” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Antidepressants in water cause shrimps to […]

Take a hike, kid.

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G’wan. Get out of here. No, you don’t need me to hold your hand. The Guardian says you should go outside and play! [A] growing […]

Look happy, feel happy.

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It’s not just about paralyzing your face to make you look younger. Not too long ago, Indiana University revealed that Botox really does make people […]

Before there was DNA….

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That’s what’s still going inside this food-poisoning bacteria, according to Science Daily. Its genetic material is so ancient, it’s older than genes as we know […]

Destination Venus.

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Or, as Discovery News puts it, RETURN TO HELL: We have a lot of unanswered questions about Venus that warrant a return surface visit. Venus […]

Fall of antibiotics

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Break out the garlic and sulfur compounds. The Guardian’s predicting the end of antibiotics in as soon as 10 years: Hyperbole? Unfortunately not. The highly […]

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