Thursday September 21st 2017






Posts Tagged ‘Science’

SETIcon 2010 in California

SETIcon 2010 in California

The official Convention of the SETI program SETIcon is coming to Santa Clara, California from August 13 – August 15. Description from the site: “A ‘con’ unlike any you’ve ever attended. Scientists, celebrities and sci-fi writers in a mind-meld [Read More]

A Glorious Dawn sung by Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking

A Glorious Dawn sung by Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking

Symphony of Science has produced an ongoing set of cool music videos using a voice synthesizer and actual dialog from various well known scientists, generally focusing on the great Carl Sagan, but also including such other greats as Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, [Read More]

Microsoft’s “WorldWide Telescope” Brings Astronomy Home

Microsoft’s “WorldWide Telescope” Brings Astronomy Home

A few days ago, I wrote about Binocular Astronomy, and how to observe the night sky as a beginner. That tutorial is intended to get you started on some of the basics and provide you with essential tools. As a plus to that some of you may have heard by now that Microsoft and [Read More]

Binocular Astronomy – Part II Tips & Resources

Binocular Astronomy – Part II Tips & Resources

Click here to read Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start? Just some additional tips, which people often don’t realize: The moon is better to look at when it is not full. You can actually see the peaks and valleys much better because you eyes are less [Read More]

Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start?

Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start?

I consider myself to have been an amateur astronomer for a large part of my life now. It is a hobby that often seems lost on many people or as my friends daughter said “this takes too long!” True, astronomy is a slow hobby. You have to wait for the right [Read More]

$1.3 Million “Pepsi Refresh” the Gulf Project – Nerds Needed ASAP!

$1.3 Million “Pepsi Refresh” the Gulf Project – Nerds Needed ASAP!

Pepsi is looking for solutions to improve damage caused by the BP oil spill in the Gulf. They have set aside 1.3 million in grant money to fund ideas to “Do Good for the Gulf”. The site will be open for submissions starting Monday July 12th at NOON EST. They [Read More]

Zelda on a Theremin

Zelda on a Theremin

I have no idea what a “theremin” is (or how to properly pronounce it), but I think I need one next to my Tesla Coil instrument. How else can I start a band? [Read More]

Kinetic Sculptor

Kinetic Sculptor

The artist’s name is Theo Jansen. This man is amazing. His art with “Kinetic Sculptor” is inspiring because not only does it move as expected, but the work seems fully alive. [Read More]

A Tesla Coil Proves Science is Music

A Tesla Coil Proves Science is Music

It’s Alive…It’s ALIVE!!! Possibly one of the coolest instruments ever. I have to get one, just need to find space in my apartment (who needs a sofa anyway). [Read More]

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Star Wars – The Blueprints Book

Star Wars – The Blueprints Book

Just when you thought you had every Star Wars collectible worth getting, a company called “Epic Ink” is [Read More]

Create Your Own Font with the Pilot Handwriting Tool

Create Your Own Font with the Pilot Handwriting Tool

With the advent of email and digital social media like Facebook and Twitter, it is becoming more and more rare to get [Read More]

Astronaut Barbie 1965 Replica – Why You Need to Buy It!

Astronaut Barbie 1965 Replica – Why You Need to Buy It!

Seems like a lot of older collectibles are being recreated and redistributed as vintage these days. Mattel recently [Read More]

AUCTION – Farscape Rygel Plush Figure – Own the Dominar of 600 Billion!

AUCTION – Farscape Rygel Plush Figure – Own the Dominar of 600 Billion!

We are auctioning off a 12 inch version of this rare plush figure on eBay ending Sunday Dec 18! Click the link to go to [Read More]

Jedi & Starfleet Bathrobes – Feel the Power (and the terrycloth)!

Jedi & Starfleet Bathrobes – Feel the Power (and the terrycloth)!

If you are like me you probably do your best thinking on the couch (or on the ceramic “bridge”) right after [Read More]