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Stuff in Space
Amazing visualization of all satellites and (large) debris in Earth orbit
science  space  visualization 
april 2019 by nrrd
Is Sunscreen the New Margarine? | Outside Online
We regret to inform you that sunscreen is bad now
health  science 
january 2019 by nrrd
What Gives Gold that Mellow Glow?
Special relativity makes gold golden and non-reactive
physics  science 
january 2017 by nrrd
Atomic Rockets
Lots of information about existing and potential (and imaginary) propulsion systems, space craft, etc.
space  science  engineering  scifi 
september 2012 by nrrd
Physics On The Fringe
Jim Carter and his mechanical atoms
science  loons 
february 2012 by nrrd
Infinite Stupidity | Conversation | Edge
The rise of "social intelligence", the winning strategy of copying rather than innovating, and how we're probably doomed to become stupid.
science  culture  doom 
january 2012 by nrrd
Sandia National Labs: News Room: Desert Glass
Solving the mystery of Libyan desert glass (spoiler: it was a meteor impact)
science  history 
december 2011 by nrrd
Who Can Name the Bigger Number?
Good essay about (and the history of) defining very large numbers
mathematics  science 
august 2011 by nrrd
A Long, Strange Trip Downwind Faster Than the Wind | Autopia |
You can sail faster than the wind and experts faceplant attempting to deny it
science  technology  ha 
june 2011 by nrrd
Airminded · A Japanese death ray?
"By the end of the war the Japanese 'death ray' could kill a rabbit after five minutes at a distance of 1,000 yards."
warfare  history  science 
february 2011 by nrrd
Voyager 1 at edge of solar system -
Voyager 1 hits the heliopause, and is headed for more rarefied nothingness/greatness
space  technology  science 
january 2011 by nrrd
History, plans and diagrams of the V2
history  ww2  rocketry  science 
november 2010 by nrrd
A second draft of a non-technical article on universality
Statistical distributions that are common across lots of different areas of science
science  math  physics 
october 2010 by nrrd
If the Earth Stood Still
What would happen to the oceans if the Earth stopped spinning
science  maps  whatif 
july 2010 by nrrd
News Desk: The Velluvial Matrix : The New Yorker
Atul Gawande's commencement speech at Stanford Medical School
medecine  science  essay 
june 2010 by nrrd
Fine Wine « You Are Not So Smart
Experts cannot tell the difference between red/white wines, or cheap/expensive wines
wine  food  science  idiots 
june 2010 by nrrd
Zoomable Spitzer imagery
Fully-zoomable, high-definition 800,000-image mosaic of the galazy
astronomy  photography  science 
june 2010 by nrrd
Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: First Aperiodic Tiling With A Single Shape
A neat (but kind of cheat-y) solution to the einstein aperiodic tiling problem
math  science 
march 2010 by nrrd
Old USENET articles about chemistry, inc. many from Uncle Al
chemistry  science  archive  text  usenet 
february 2010 by nrrd
Out-of-place artefatcs
Archaeological 'erratics' described and sort-of debunked
archaeology  history  science  cthulhu 
february 2010 by nrrd
Ice Spikes
Explanation and empirical data on the formation of ice spikes in ice-cube trays
science  information 
november 2009 by nrrd
Otter Creek - South Harrison Observatory
Ham radio operator builds antenna and listens to Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon.
science  radio  tech  diy  space 
november 2009 by nrrd
In the Pipeline:
Synthetic organic chemist's blog; articles about chemicals that will explode at the slightest glance
blog  science  chemistry  boom 
march 2009 by nrrd
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