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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Too clean, too sensitive.

30 November 2010 grant b 0

Metro.co.uk brings us yet another report on the problems with cleanliness: The modern trend for using antibacterial soaps is actually harming young people by making […]

Saturn’s friendly moon.

29 November 2010 grant b 0

Pack up your things! Discover reports that the Cassini Saturn probe has found an oxygen atmosphere around Rhea: Other atmospheres known to exist throughout the […]

Squid can fly.

22 November 2010 grant b 0

I am not making that up. Treehugger.com has the photographic evidence of flying squid: “From our observations it seemed like squid engaged in behaviors to […]

Hurt so good.

19 November 2010 grant b 0

Yes. Well. New Scientist’s never-so-aptly-named “Short Sharp Science” blog revels in the discovery that the female orgasm is neurologically linked to pain: To get his […]

Sleights of Mind

16 November 2010 grant b 0

This is more of a “heads up” than highlighting any particular discovery, but Medical News Today has a review of a fascinating collaboration between neuroscientists […]

Bubbles in the Milky Way

12 November 2010 grant b 0

NASA astronomers have found the equivalent of a lost continent in space – a pair of colossal radioactive bubbles rising from the galaxy: NASA’s Fermi […]

Hawking Q&A

10 November 2010 grant b 0

Time has a vox-pop interview with professional smartypants Stephen Hawking: Does it feel like a huge responsibility to have people expecting you to have all […]

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