The winter series of The 9pm Edict continues with astrophysicist Rami Mandow, founder of SpaceAustralia.com. There’s a new telescope to talk about, and much more.Continue reading “The 9pm Space Telescope Titillation with Pulsar Boy Rami Mandow”
The 9pm Arch Window of the Technological Cold War Butt-Mouse
In this episode we discover the cause of international conflict, we learn the precise secrets of foreplay, and Nicholas Fryer gives us the latest on prime minister Scott Morrison.Continue reading “The 9pm Arch Window of the Technological Cold War Butt-Mouse”
Links for 21 July 2008 through 25 July 2008
Stilgherrian’s links for 21 July 2008 through 25 July 2008, gathered by a small, well-trained pig, washed by hand and exposed to cool, dry air:
- The Changing Newsroom | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ): A detailed analysis of the American daily newspaper of 2008, incuding the role of citizen journalist and a look to the future.
- Google Maps (Part I of "The Googling") | YouTube: The first of 5 short films about a Google-run world gone scary.
- How to Think | Ed Boyden's blog:: "I composed 10 rules, which I sometimes share with students. I've listed them here, followed by some practical advice on implementation."
- 2055: Voyage to Mars | YouTube: 9 minutes of animation by David Ross, with no CGI whatsoever. A fine tribute to an almost-lost craft.
- Font Conference | CollegeHumor video: It's not often I can tag a video both "typography" and "humour", but here it is…
- Manned spaceship design unveiled | BBC News: The first official image of a Russian-European manned spacecraft has been released. It is designed to replace the Soyuz vehicle currently in use by Russia.
- Afghanistan. 1986-1987. It is photographed by the pilot of the helicopter. | Military Photos: My crusty Cold War correspondent writes: "Militaryphotos.net is frequented by Walter Mittyish paintball types, but they occasionally post material of real interest." Like a Soviet helicopter pilot's personal photos from his 1986-87 tour of Afghanistan.
- Privacy | Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: After Mark Pesce's offhand remark that privacy was a construct of the Enlightenment, I decided to do some reading. This is where I started.
Victoria Crater, Mars
This small image doesn’t do justice. Go to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day site for the full 3354-pixel wide version and spend a few quiet moments gazing at the breathtaking beauty of another planet.
This is the stadium-sized Victoria Crater, which the rover Opportunity reached a couple of weeks ago.