Wanna see the space station overhead? NASA will send you mail!
Seeing the International Space Station pass overhead is pretty cool. It glides soundlessly across the sky, getting brighter as it gets closer to you, whizzing by hundreds of kilometers above your head at 8 kilometers per second. I usually go to Heavens ...
November 7, 2012
Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear, made with real eggs
From the first image—the credits roll over a shot of an endlessly swinging clock pendulum—Lang suggests a drama of the mind, and the scene that follows is oddly inverted, its establishing shot moved to the end: after a rather obscure conversation ...
March 12, 2013
The Sun ate another comet
You spend most of the time — billions of years, really — out in deep space where it's cold and dark. Of course, since you're mostly made of ice, that's not so bad. After all, the Sun is hot, and if you venture too close… Well, you know what happens ...
March 16, 2012
Breaking up is easy to do. If you're a comet.
A big one. Lots of observers were reporting that practically overnight the comet grew hugely in brightness, getting as much as 700 times brighter than expected! Not only that, but observations showed the shape of the comet had changed, going from ...
November 5, 2012
Nerd deGrasse Tyson
Speaking of Neil Tyson, if you're a fan of his you'll be pleased to know that his show, Star Talk Radio, is now going to be part of the Nerdist Channel network! Thats actually a pretty big deal; Chris Hardwick has created this juggernaut of Nerdist and ...
November 10, 2012
Ho hum, another GORGEOUS pic of the Sun
I've talked about Alan Friedman's amazing Sun portraits so many times I need not elaborate here; just read the Related Posts below. But man! What a star. Image credit: Alan Friedman. Related Posts: – The boiling, erupting Sun (Read this one first! Much ...
July 31, 2012
My God, it's full of star trails
You know, I was all ready to go to bed, with a blog post all ready to go first thing in the morning… and then astrophotographer Christoph Malin sent me an email about a video he put together. It's called "The ISS Stacks" – instead of a normal time ...
October 16, 2012
I remember reading on this blog a couple of years ago that a really good pass was coming up, I checked Heavens Above, went out, and saw the space station with the shuttle attached fly by overhead. It was pretty amazing to see this incredibly bright thing appear, streak across the sky, and then disappear. What’s fun is that now that I’ve seen it a couple of times on purpose, I know what to look for so sometimes I’ll be outside taking out the trash or walking the dog and I’ll look up, as I like to do, and happen to see this bright light streaking... I take great joy in going to Heavens Above when I get back inside and verifying my sighting. I’m in a small town in Northern California and Twisst works quite well for me – you don’t have to pick from a list of major cities (e. g. , picking San Francisco off a list would work for me only intermittently owing to how far north of SF I am).... The fact that, as commenter SkyGazer mentioned above, the website has a limited selection of viewing locations is a pretty severe limitiation of this tool as compared to heavens-above. I use Twisst and Heavens-above. Two technical points for your post above: first, ISS does not always get brighter as it gets closer, and I think your characterization of needing to look close to sunrise and sunset is a bit misleading.
Can we do without up/down words such as in: “Its orbit goes out to about that of Jupiter’s, and reaches DOWN into the inner solar system about as far as Mars. Where the heck is “down in the inner Solar System”. sun UP or sun DOWN. ” We live on a planet rotating on its axis that’s spiral orbiting a star orbiting….
When I see a picture like this, I dream of having a conversation with Galileo. “Hey Galileo”, I’d say, “this is what you were looking for. It works based on fusion, which you don’t know about yet. Here’s how fusion works…”.
Invoke that old time feel
One of the most popular wall clocks are the cuckoo clocks. They are timeless and will never go out of style. If you wish to up the style quotient of your room, add an antique pendulum operated ... a classical interior in a large apartment or a spacious ...
August 2, 2015
Scientists Figure Out Pendulum Clock Puzzle That Dates Back Centuries
After more than three centuries, scientists say they have figured out why pendulum clocks hung on the same wall tend to sync up--with one ... can add up and in the end synchronize very large systems," Oliveira said. The same basic principle is seen in ...
July 26, 2015
Why pendulum clocks sync up?
The mystery about why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall synchronize over time has been revealed, research showed. In 1665, Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, inventor of the pendulum clock, was lying in bed with a minor illness and watching two ...
July 26, 2015
NFL, GE Award University of Montana researchers $500,000 to study brain injuries
Almost 350 years ago, Dutch inventor and scientist Christiaan Huygens observed that two pendulum clocks hanging from a wall would synchronise their swing ... played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth's past.
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
A cuckoo clock is among the most unusual type of clocks. A majority of them are pendulum clocks that give the ... So, try out kitchen wall clocks as well! There's again a large variety of designs to choose from — fresh fruits, roosters, etc.
February 24, 2015
Designer wall clocks 094
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January 4, 2014
IMAX Worldwide Large Red Wall Clock
Savor the vintage design of this attractive home accent that's sure to blend flawlessly with any traditional home decor. Beautifully weathered with a generous clock face, this wall clock makes it easy to decorate with style.
December 10, 2013