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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The weed that can feed the world.

31 December 2012 grant 0

Well, maybe not *directly*… but Science Daily explains how scientists are watching Arabidopsis thaliana, a fast-growing, globally found weed known as mouse-eared cress, to learn […]

SONG: “This Stupid War”

12 May 2012 grant 0

SONG: “This Stupid War.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes: study”, AFP, […]

Mother cow.

15 June 2011 grant b 0

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

Zap goes the mushroom.

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No, not like that. PhysOrg reveals the way lightning makes the mushrooms grow: A four-year study carried out at Iwate University in northern Japan on […]

Space berries!

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Purdue University researchers have devised a menu for a mission to Mars (or further) – fresh strawberries grown in space: Cary Mitchell, professor of horticulture, […]

Terror from the farm.

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Johns Hopkins University is unleashing a wave of… no, wait. It’s farms. Johns Hopkins is just warning about it. Farms, however, are unleashing a wave […]

The Vertical Farm

12 February 2009 grant b 0

I was reading about urban farming lately – growing food in places where normally you’d see multilevel parking garages take root – when a page […]