Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for June, 2009

Manhattan Flowers

tags: Dahlia, flowers, Garden, Horticulture, Botany, nature, image of the day A bunch of flowers for you to enjoy. The big yellow blossom is one of the many thousands of popular Dahlia cultivars. Photographed on Amsterdam Avenue, near West 83rd street. Image: GrrlScientist, 24 June 2009 [larger view].

tags: Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, photographed in Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 19 March 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name at least one…

tags: Weekend Project, Potato Gatling Gun, DeRose family, trailer, entertainment, engineering, physics, streaming video Do you wish you could do something fun with your family? This video shows how one family designed and built a potato gatling gun, which was shown at this year’s Maker Faire. This looks like so much fun that it almost…

Manhattan Rainstorm

tags: Rainstorm, weather, nature, Manhattan Hiding from the rain under the eaves. Photographed on Columbus Avenue, between West 81st and 82nd streets. Image: GrrlScientist, 26 June 2009 [larger view]. This rainstorm was so severe that it even drenched people with umbrellas .. and flooded the streets.

Carnivalia

Here’s the latest blog carnival action in the blogosphere for you to read and enjoy; Carnival of the Vanities. This blog carnival celebrates the best writing in the blogosphere, regardless of topic. Carnival of Education, which has a zillion contributions from people involved with education. Book Review carnival, #20. Are you looking for a few…

Hibiscus Tree of Manhattan

tags: Hibiscus Tree, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Garden, Horticulture, Botany, nature, image of the day Rose of Sharon, also known as the Hibiscus tree, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Photographed on Columbus Avenue, between West 81st and 82nd streets. Image: GrrlScientist, 24 June 2009 [larger view].

Since I have recently developed quite a history of visiting cold and snowy places, often during the winter, I wish to preserve that tradition. I am competing for the opportunity to go to Antarctica in February 2010 — a dream adventure that I’ve always wanted to pursue (and almost did pursue when I was an…

tags: House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, photographed in Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Richard Ditch, 3 June 2005 [larger view]. Date Time Original: 2005:03:06 17:34:01 Exposure Time: 1/30 F-Number: 8.00 ISO: 500 Please name at least one field mark…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) — Sir Francis Bacon. Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) is a blog carnival that celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing targeted specifically to the public that has been published in the blogosphere within the past…

tags: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, film, movie, trailer, entertainment, streaming video This is a behind-the-scenes look at the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which will open on 17 July 2009. I have been waiting eagerly for more than one year for this film, ever since Warner Bros claimed it was going…