22 May 2012 | A third helping of brain kibble
Here is the final large serving of brain kibble…
I have been thinking that I should write a manifesto. Found some instructions.
Relief of gastrointestinal obstruction of a green turtle. “Someday, perhaps, humanity might quit throwing away plastic altogether.”
If I had a fortune, this is how I would lose it.
“Take a deep breath. Even if the air looks clear, it’s nearly certain that you’ll inhale tens of millions of solid particles and liquid droplets.” (link)
Unbelievable flying objects. Things were so much more interesting before we really knew how to do it.
Best bubble reference ever. (Thank you, Sam.)
Improv Everywhere always makes me smile.
Radio Lab — Must listen with headphones.
Images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment —
16,412 17,467 17,929 22,943 ultra-high resolution images of Mars. — It is much too easy for me to get lost in these images. — Can you find Opportunity in this recent image? Answer.
Never miss another eclipse. Let’s just say I missed one and I was not happy about it.
The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes.
— Susan Sontag, On Photography
21 May 2012 | Brain kibble, seconds, please
Here is a second big helping of brain kibble. One more big serving to go before switching to amuse-bouche mode…
Hot bodies have less drag. (Made you look.)
Nine glorious minutes of starlings flocking.
If you are going to start an avalanche(!), you should have a means of escape. (Hunter, don’t try this.)
I must say that I prefer
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Mommy, where do candy bars come from? Powered Belt Chicanes and Aligners/Partial Product Rejectors. (But what I don’t understand is why two different kinds of candy bars are going into the same wrappers. What, you don’t have a machine for that problem?)
So, if this thing is around twice the size of Earth, I want to see detailed close-ups.
I love that I live in a world where things like this are created.
Back in outer space…amateur astrophotographers unwittingly help scientists track comet.
20 May 2012 | Moving brain kibble from one container to another
Food for the brain. Feed the brain. Here is a heaping helping of kibble. (I am moving this from my teaching notes; future kibble will be posted here on the blog.)
See also Visual resources in my teaching notes for a few major image repositories that I enjoy.
And now, on with the show…
Make good art. — Yeah. What he said.
Nice to see a girl putting handles on cups instead of knocking them off and the rabbit is a fur-coated, warm-blooded animal. Dated gems of instructional filmmaking.
He’s back! — An invocation for beginnings
“A good theory or idea is one where you don’t assume more than you have to.”
— John Kostick (Here is a lovely video about one of his bodies of work.)
29 April 2009 | 10% human...
…90% bacteria. I love this stuff. We truly are the sum of our (1,000,000,000,000 + 10,000,000,000,000) parts.
“[They] were incredibly small, nay so small, in my sight, that I judged that even if 100 of these very wee animals lay stretched out one against another, they could not reach to the length of a grain of coarse Sand.”
— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, describing his discovery of bacteria
15 April 2009 | Hmmm, most of row 5, F3 and B4...
They said they’d come back for me if I said anything.
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There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
— Albert Einstein