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15 Nov, 2008

Mysterious aurora found on Saturn

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Science

It appears that the hexagonal storm at the north pole of Saturn (as previously posted) has created an unusual aurora effect.  The Cassini orbiter sent back the photo above of the peculiar light display in the photo above. (If I were Captain Kirk, I’d fly the Enterprise right through the aurora just for fun.) National […]

Video link (via Ectoplasmosis) This looks cool and painful at the same time. -Dave

20 Sep, 2008

Helium vs. Sulfur Hexafluoride

Posted by: Dave In: Science

Video link (via Laughing Squid) I thought everyone could use a little funny after the fucktastic week we’ve just had. – Dave

Link to video From the nytimes.com: Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday. The report, released online by […]

07 May, 2008

Metronome synchronization = awesome

Posted by: Dave In: Science

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30 Mar, 2008

Rocket science and origami

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Science

Scientists in Japan hope to release an origami glider from space and study how reentry through Earth’s atmosphere affects it.  According to Wired: In a test outside Tokyo in early February, a prototype about 2.8 inches long and 2 inches wide survived Mach 7 speeds and broiling temperatures up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit in a […]

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05 Dec, 2007

Only three things I’m afraid of…

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Science

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23 Oct, 2007

Staggering genius

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Science|Weird


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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