As we start out this new year, have you found yourself outside, looking up at the Moon, and wondering if some where, somebody else was looking at that same Moon? Or, perhaps, gazed upon it and wondered just how the Moon’s phases are going to look every day for the next year? Well, today you are in luck, because NASA has been kind enough to make this handy video showcasing just that! Check out the eccentricity in it’s movement, I never knew it did that!
Continue reading Going Through a Phase
You may know of Rube Goldberg from his fanasmic inventions and great cartoons. I would venture to say that he is certainly so famous as to be in-famous, with his name attached to a certain type of device. Here is a nice little film, an advertising piece for Chevrolet, disguised as educational television, where Mr. Goldberg himself explains perpetual motion machines. Then he talks about the “virtually unlimited source of power” from fossil fuels!
“Many of the younger generation know my name in a vague way and connect it with grotesque inventions, but don’t believe that I ever existed as a person. They think I am a nonperson, just a name that signifies a tangled web of pipes or wires or strings that suggest machinery. My name to them is like a spiral staircase, veal cutlets, barber’s itch—terms that give you an immediate picture of what they mean.” – Goldberg in his book Inventions: The Legendary Works (A) of America’s (B) Most Honored (C) Cartoonist
Continue reading What a Rube
Last week in my post on the Royal Canadian Mint’s million dollar gold coin that is more pure than the driven snow and even Ivory soap, I made the comment that I’d like to see how the coin was made, and there was some discussion in comments about what methods might have been used, but we were all guessing and blowing smoke.
Well, wonder no more! Alert and resourceful commenter racketeer posted a link to a YouTube video that shows how the coin was made, and you can watch it after the jump.
Continue reading Random Data: Pocket Change Reprise
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This is kind of old, but I thought that I’d throw it up here (so to speak) anyway since one of our occasional posters wrote something related to gaming today. I scored a zero…
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I haven’t forced you slackers to learn anything recently and it troubles me. So bone up on your particle interactions, damn it! I might just have the Emmas conduct a pop quiz, and no one wants to be unprepared for that again, do they? It took [...]
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We haven’t had anything submariney for a while, so here’s a pretty cutaway to look at.
That’s an odd looking graving dock though…
Hell yes, I’ll pile on too.
Ok, fine. How about a “disassembled with parts neatly arranged” view?
Conversions are a snap!
Image via highpowerrocketry.blogspot.com.