The Sciences

Russian Meteor Photoshoot

by on February 21, 2013

c/o Marat Akhmetvaleev

Fifteen minutes before the event. Copyright: Marat Akhmetvaleev

There is no shortage of video footage of the meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Feb. 15, 2013. Marat Akhmetvaleev’s photographs may, however, be the only high quality stills. He was out that frosty morning capturing images of the sunrise in the south Urals from a favorite vantage point when the small asteroid appeared in the sky.

This shot shows the trails of two …
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Post-Soviet Post-Meteor Humor

by on February 20, 2013

1. Chelyabinsk before the meteor shower.

Челябинск

2. Chelyabinsk after the meteor shower.

h/t Alexandr Evstr…
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Space Flight And The Big Awe

by on February 20, 2013

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet


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Meteor Strike In Russia

by on February 15, 2013

A meteor that exploded over Russia this morning was the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century, scientists say. Infrasound data collected by a network designed to watch for nuclear weapons testing suggests that today’s blast released hundreds of kilotonnes of energy. That would make it far more powerful than the nuclear weapon tested by North Korea just days ago and the largest rock crashing


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Folding And Cutting The Space-Time Continuum (with things you probably have around the house)

by on February 11, 2013

With paper, felt pens, scissors and some unspecified power tools, the charming mathemusician, Vihart, plays Grinderman with the fabric of reality. Dance, critters!

via Open Culture
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The Immovable Force And The Unstoppable Object

by on February 9, 2013


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Reading The Solar System (in scale)

by on February 4, 2013

Astronomical

Volume 1, page 155, Earth

A scale model of our solar system in twelve 500 page volumes printed-on-demand. On page 1 the Sun, on page 6,000 Pluto. The width of each page equals one million kilometres.

This film takes us through the first volume where we encounter the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt.

ASTRONOMICAL – The Movie from Mishka Henner on Vimeo.

via Laughing
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This Is Your Brain On Brains

by on January 31, 2013


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Norway Aurora After Solar Storm

by on January 31, 2013

The skies over northern Europe have been illuminated with an intense display of the northern lights after a week of massive solar storms showered the Earth with radiation. Video shot last weekend in Norway showed the eye-catching effect of the Aurora Borealis in the skies above Birtavarre. The lights are a familiar sight for Scandinavians, but even experienced stargazers were stunned by the intensity of the aurora borealis that swept


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Climate Change As Viewed From a Pothole

by on January 29, 2013

While spelunking the Intertubes the other day I stumbled across a particularly rich vein, the prodigious video offerings of one Potholer54. His clips debunking various crackpots and charlatans are thoroughly entertaining, and I intend to watch the Golden Crocoduck Awards closely in the future, but it is for his lengthy series on climate change that he deserves to be particularly commended. If you are interested in the subject and …
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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 374 – Your Bizarrely Specific Horoscope – January 8

by on January 20, 2013

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Good morning, children of the star-spooged cosmos. How are you? It’s okay, it’s okay. Madame Chakra-Lubowitz knows how you are. It’s her job to know how you are. It’s also her job to tell you how you shall be. And you shall be well. Most of you, anyway. Some of you are screwed. But let’s not dwell on that. Let’s unlock the stars, plug into the planets and Facetime the …
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Compressorhead ~ Ace Of Spades

by on January 6, 2013

No Sleep ‘Til… …well, just no sleep

Compressorhead is:

Stickboy (drums) was created to exacting specifications. 4 arms, 2 legs, 1 head, no brain. he plays a Pearl 14 piece kit with double kick. stickboy junior, the bastard child of an unknown mother takes control of the hihat shuffle. inception date 2007

Fingers (guitar) joined stickboy in 2009 and brings 78 purpose built fingers, enough to play the entire fret


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