What? Wow. Living Computers?
I have discussed my adventure trip to Kentucky to see this year’s eclipse. Here are two videos of the event I found interesting…
First, a video from on of my favorite Youtube channels, Veritasium.
Secondly, a video from another favorite channel, Smarter Every Day. Note, they worked the math out to do this
Two terms that should go together, but don’t seem to. This article is pretty scary.
Birds are one of the rarest of all fossils. This is pretty awesome!
Yikes, These hair-raising moments are the first video footage from renowned rock climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan—without a rope. On June 3rd, Honnold became the first person ever to free solo climb this famous rock face at Yosemite National Park, California.
Why is this a technology from a Swiss company and not an American company? Because we are still pretending climate change isn’t real.
In the early 1980’s HBO made an intro piece to be played before the beginning of a film. This was before computer animation. The result was pretty amazing and gave the network a sense of quality. This is how it was done.
Composited by Sean Doran from images taken by NASA’s Juno probe.
Leland D. Melvin has had a heck of a life, so far.
You know the one we showed the day I was absent…
I guess. This has been making the rounds, and it’s both scientifically, and historically accurate, and pretty funny as well.
However, it does contain strong, inappropriate language! Watch at you own risk!
The seed bank designed to protect Earth’s biodiversity in case of an Armageddon-type event is flooding thanks to global climate change.
My favorite science fiction TV show is now free to view on the internet. www.go90.com is a website that streams older TV shows and they have the entire run of Babylon 5 online now. This does not seem to include the half dozen TV movies, but that’s okay. The show holds up remarkably well for a 20 year-old show and is worth watching for the amazing performances by Peter Jurasik as Londo and Andreas Katsulas as G’Kar, not to mention the great writting of J. Michael Straczynski.
A Homebuilt 200W LASER Bazooka
Take note: This young man has a Bachelor’s degree Chemistry and advanced classes in Laser optics, this is very dangerous!
The world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, finally finished its two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. The project is to make a tunnel for a local freeway. That’s one big tunneling machine!
Even cooler, the lead researcher is 94!
Wow. If you liked growing crystals for EPS, this guy has a project you might want to try.
I mention this every year when we speak of mass movements in Dynamic Earth. Every year or two a photo online shows up of a giant boulder sitting on a west coast road. There is only one sure way of removing a rock this big, dynamite.
Today congress has voted to eliminate the privacy protections the FCC has put in place to prevent your Internet Provider from spying on you and selling the information. This will not make the Internet better.
As chairman of The Planetary Society, Mr. Nye has sent this open message to the President.
So the numbers are in, and NASA seems to have escaped the worst of the cuts. However, The Asteroid Redirect Mission is canceled, and predictably and sadly, Earth Science funding was cut about 13%. Several earth observation missions were also cut. The new budget also eliminates NASA’s office of education who has helped teachers all over the world, and gave NRHS two $5,000 grants some years ago. All of this, to me, seems short sighted. As the earth goes through climate change we will be missing valuable information that could save lives and money.
He simply was the originator. To me, he was more important than Elvis.
New Congress, and a new threat to online privacy. Seems like we were just fighting about this with the other party.