Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for December, 2008

Nanotubules

tags: Small World Photography Competition, nanotubules, micrography, image of the day Carbon Nanotubules 30X. Paul Marshall, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. . [larger view]. A forest of nanotubules. The colors result from using a filter that applies different shades of color based on the height of the sample.

tags: Female Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Female Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris, photographed in Hermann Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 November 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200 Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/350s f/1.0 iso400. Please name at…

Farewell Message from GW

tags: farewell from GW, satire, humor, will ferrell, streaming video Will Ferrell does a splendid farewell imitation of our favorite lame-duck asshole, George Bush [1:31]

tags: Times Square, 42nd street Times Square, 35 Times, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC 35 Times (2005). Glazed ceramic panels. Artist: Toby Buonagurio. Photographed at 42nd Street Times Square in the transfer corridor (between the 1, 2, and 3 trains and the Shuttle). Image: GrrlScientist 5 November 2008 [larger view].

Carnivalia

It might be Christmas Day, but that doesn’t mean that blog writers stop writing .. no indeed, many of us still are typing away on our laptops. One such person is Andrew Dodge, who puts the Carnival of the Vanities together for all of us to enjoy.

Convallaria majalis

tags: Small World Photography Competition, Convallaria majalis, micrography, image of the day Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) 1300X Albert Tousson, Burmingham, Alabama, USA [larger view]. This is a cross-section of a Lily of the Valley. The cell walls are shown in red, while the starch granules, which the plant uses to store energy, are…

tags: Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Male Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, photographed at 40 Acre Lake, Brazos Bend State Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 19 March 2007 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/125s f/8.0 at…

Happy Christmas (The Microwave Song)

tags: Happy Christmas, The Microwave Song, satire, humor, streaming video This is what happens when you have a bunch of people who are unemployed: they do silly things like this! And it seems this will continue for a long long time since they are not going to have jobs for a long time into the…

tags: Times Square, 42nd street Times Square, 35 Times, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC 35 Times (2005). Glazed ceramic panels. Artist: Toby Buonagurio. Photographed at 42nd Street Times Square in the transfer corridor (between the 1, 2, and 3 trains and the Shuttle). Image: GrrlScientist 5 November 2008 [larger view].

Carnivalia

I know that christmas nearly has us in a strangle-hold, but if you need to get away from the tension and rush for awhile, perhaps you’d like to read the Festival of the Trees? And of course, talking about seasonally relevant, don’t forget to check in to the Carnival of Christmas. And the Carnival of…