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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Science Art: Restoration of Pliocene fauna of North America, Smithsonian Museum.

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This is a mural at the Smithsonian Museum, showing how the Great Plains would have looked about 3 million years ago.

The critters here include Amebelodon (the elephant-lookin’ things in the middle),
Neohipparion (tiny horse),
Synthetoceras (antelopes with the antlers in their noses),
Teleoceras (an American rhino),
Merycodus (prong-horned antelopes),
Epigaulus (“horned gopher”),
Hypolagus (giant rabbits), and
Cranioceras (the spikier antelope there).

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Fear remembers.

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Next time you’re stuck trying to get Boyle’s Law or some cute person’s email into your memory, think of something awful. That’s MSNBC’s solution, based […]

Plastic isn’t sexy.

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Not just looking at – being around it. Science Daily has the skinny on how BPA is making male mice less attractive to females: The […]

Evolution machine

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Genetic engineers have, in the latest New Scientist, devised a device that (deviously) speeds up the process of evolution: For instance, a yeast engineered to […]

Uncut lovers.

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That’s Denmark for you. The International Journal of Epidemiology published an article from Danish researchers who found circumcision isn’t all that great in the sack: […]

SONG: “Humidity”

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SONG: “Humidity.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on Star Found Shooting Water “Bullets”, National Geographic, 13 June 2011, […]

Robot astronauts.

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I suppose automation just made the Space Shuttle obsolete (or, well, something like that). MSNBC reports that the latest supply ship to the ISS is […]

A dying flash.

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CSM takes a somber look at a star essentially giving a final wave as it’s swallowed by a black hole: Using Swift observations and others […]

Star sprinklers.

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Just in time for summer, National Geographic lets us know that someone left the sprinklers on way up there: The discovery suggests that protostars may […]

Mother cow.

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It must be strange to work in a facility like the ones Sky News just reported on – the places where genetically modified cows produce […]

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