Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for May, 2010

tags: Doctor Who Theme Song Accompanied by Tesla Coils, music video, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, science, physics, music, performing arts, weird, offbeat, Tesla Coils, ArcAttack, Maker Faire 2010, streaming video The musical group, ArcAttack, constructed a set of Tesla Coils that they use to perform “an electrifying” live performance at Maker Faire 2010, held in San Mateo,…

Helsinki Mereltä Nähtynä

tags: travel, culture, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, cities, photography Helsinki Mereltä Nähtynä. Photographed from the ferry as it returned to Helsinki from Suomenlinna in Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 20 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

Puna-keltaisia Kukkia

tags: Puna-keltaisia kukkia, flowers, travel, gardening, Helsingin yliopisto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Puna-keltaisia kukkia. A red-and-yellow Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa, photographed at Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

tags: Heermann’s Gull, Larus heermanni, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Immature (1st winter/second summer?) Heermann’s Gull, Larus heermanni, photographed somewhere along the Pacific coast of the United States [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joe Fuhrman. I encourage you to purchase images from this professional photographer. NOTE:…

Amazing Jellies

tags: Amazing Jellies, jellyfish, siphonophores, gelata, gelatinous zooplankton, gelatinous marine animals, fluorescence, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chad Widmer, Steve Haddock, QUEST, KQED, television, documentary, streaming video Perhaps you’d like to see what some of those creatures are that are being endangered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? This lovely video provides a glimpse…

tags: Hazmat Dive into the Middle of the Gulf Oil Spill, Corexit, environment, Gulf oil spill, BP, British Petroleum, chemical dispersants, Philippe Cousteau Jr., Sam Champion, television, streaming video What is the chemical dispersant, Corexit, doing to the oil in the Gulf? This video follows Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion as they dive into…

Katusoittaja

tags: Katusoittaja, busker, travel, culture, Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Katusoittaja Photographed in the Kamppi neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

tags: animal adoption, pets, birds, parrots, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco Image: orphaned (like the birds).

tags: Dickcissel, Townsend’s Sparrow, Townsend’s Bunting, Spiza americana, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Dickcissel, occasionally (at least historically) known as Townsend’s Bunting or Townsend’s Sparrow, Spiza americana, photographed at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 April 2010 [larger view].…

tags: Stevie the Professional Regurgitator, jobs, hobbies, passtimes, offbeat, strange, funny, people, The Tonight Show, streaming video This man makes a living by swallowing strange objects, like light bulbs, and then vomiting them back up. I think at least a few of these stunts are illusions — how did he do the sugar trick, for…