March 29, 2008
Science drops: Tumbling hippies, Chinese cannons, & more
Okay, I’m getting a little far afield of scientific imaging per se, but I found the following interesting & thought you might as well.
- Oh man–tumbling hippies + Jabberwocky + amino acids: this 1971 MIT video has it all. When that hoodling organ sountrack kicks in, you know it’s gonna be good. (Skip ahead 3:30 or so to the dancing.) [Via]
- Hmm–I wonder whether these come in “Ps” or “Ai”: periodic table rings. [Via Jeffrey Warnock] (Of course, a more committed geek would go with knuckle tattoos–the arm already having been done.)
- The Chinese government is apparently trying to control the weather at the Olympics, literally shooting clouds out of the sky. Seriously.
- Lunar images & infographics:
- Here’s a map of the area covered by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on their Apollo 11 moon walks, superimposed on a soccer field and on a baseball diamond. (I suppose if I were carrying a 400lb suit, I wouldn’t get too far, either.) [Via]
- Photographers captured last month’s total lunar eclipse in a series of photos. I especially like this shot from Johnny Horne.
- I’m not sure that it constitutes scientific imaging, but Wikipedia hosts a beautiful column of fire. Talk about an awesome blossom.