Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2009

tags: Chambers Street, Park Place, World Trade Center, Oculus, Andrew Ginzel, Kristin Jones, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Map of the World, detail (Wallacea). Stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station via a tunnel; also there are hundreds of stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers…

Skiing Saunalahti

tags: skiing, Saunalahti, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Walking on Water. These crazy people are skiing on the frozen saltwater bay, Saunalahti, western Helsinki, Finland [map]. Image: Bob O’Hara, 22 February 2009 [larger view].

tags: ScienceOnline09, Research Triangle, North Carolina Central University, NCCU, Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, BRITE Entrance to BRITE. Image: GrrlScientist, 16 January 2009 [larger view]. One of the many interesting field trips I went on while speaking at ScienceOnline09 in North Carolina was my visit to North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and…

tags: White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus, photographed in Sacramento, California. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: John del Rio, autumn 2007 [larger view]. More images by this photographer can be seen on the front page and in the gallery. Please name…

Her Morning Elegance

tags: her morning elegance, photographic stop-motion movie, streaming video This video is an absolutely fascinating photographic stop-motion movie featuring photography by Eyal Landesman and music by Oren Lavie — who says you must have a video camera to make a movie? [3:36]

Park Place Subway Art, Detail 6

tags: Chambers Street, Park Place, World Trade Center, Oculus, Andrew Ginzel, Kristin Jones, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Map of the World, detail 6. Stone and glass floor mosaic at NYC’s Park Place entrance, which connects to the WTC (Chambers Street) station via a tunnel; also there are hundreds of stone mosaic…

Eteläinen Pukkisaari

tags: Eteläinen Pukkisaari, Saunalahti, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Eteläinen Pukkisaari. This is a very small rock island as photographed from the larger island, Läntinen Pukkisaari, in western Helsinki, Finland. The tiny black specs on the white background are people who are walking on the frozen saltwater bay, Saunalahti [map]. Image: GrrlScientist, 22…

Are you an amateur filmmaker? Are you a scientist, or do you enjoy filming scientists? If so, then the Imagine Science Film Festival 2009 is looking for you! ISFF 2009 seeks narrative films with a scientific or technological theme and story line, or films that have a scientist, engineeer or mathematician as a leading character.…

Birds in the News 160

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Rock Wren, Salpinctes obsoletus, in Chaco Canyon. Image: Dave Rintoul, June 2008 [larger view].

tags: Costa’s Hummingbird, Calypte costae, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Costa’s Hummingbird, Calypte costae, photographed in Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Richard Ditch, 15 May 2008 [larger view]. Date Time Original: 2008:05:15 07:47:40 Exposure Time: 1/30 F-Number: 8.00 ISO: 320 Please name at least one field mark…