20 September 2010

SONG: The Waves Around the Women

SONG: “The Waves Around the Women.”

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Scientists have discovered nature’s newest strongest material“, Washington Post, 18 February 2015,as used in the post “Stronger than spider silk”.

ABSTRACT:
Two things happened that went into this. First, Allison said, “Can we have one about limpet teeth?” I don’t know just how far her tongue was in her cheek about that, but who cares? Limpet teeth are great! They’re as strong as growing things get!

The other thi…

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Science Art: <i>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto and Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, in July 2015</i>, by NASA/JHU APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben.

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This is happening now. This summer.

A little flying robot is going to Pluto, the planet that wasn’t a planet, then it sort of…

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Science Art: <i>No. 1 and No. 2</i>, from <i>Primer of the Clinical Microscope</i>, 1879.

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A manual from Boston Optical Works, found on archive.org.

Elegant lines those instruments had.

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Science Art: <i>Artist's Impression of the GX 339-4 Black-Hole Binary System</i>, by ESA/ATG medialab

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The European Space Agency was watching the jets:

Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel space observatory have detected emission from the base of black-hole jets for the first time. While studying the black-hole binary system GX 339-4 in a multi-wavelength observation campaign, they noticed changes in the source’s X-ray and radio emissions signalling the onset of powerful jets being released from the black hole’s vicinity. This prompted the astronomers to observe th…

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Science Art: <i>Vespertilio Formosus</i>

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A mouse-eared bat, from Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, as found on the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

It falls between a rather pleasant-looking bush pig and a pair of possums in the original source. But neither have such natty headgear.

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SONG: White coffee and omelets.

SONG: “White Coffee and Omelets.”

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Cut Sugary Drinks; Add Coffee, Eggs“, Laboratory Equipment, 20 February 2015,as used in the post “Breakfast is championed (at last)”.

ABSTRACT: Yeah, this is a song about high-cholesterol food as deus ex machina. The first thing that came to me was the chorus about General La Salle (while I was doing yard work, naturally). I’d been reading “The Pit and the Pendulum” to my son as a bedtime story (for peaceful sleep, of …

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