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An Antidote to Apathy

Dave Meslin gave an excellent 7 minute talk at TEDxToronto about possible ways to break down barriers to participating in shaping our public realm.
Posted by dustin on April 14, 2011. Tagged with
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Incredible space shuttle video with great technical narration.

Posted by vinny9 on December 12, 2010. Tagged with


Space Shuttle Assembly and Liftoff
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Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

30 seconds of raw Apollo 11 Saturn V launch footage stretched out across 8 minutes through the lens of Camera E-8, which is running at 500fps.

Narrator: Spacecraft Film exec. producer Mark Gray.
Posted by vinny9 on April 27, 2010. Tagged with


Up, Over, Around and Through
Cassini's Saturn mission extended by 7 years

They used 75% of the fuel on the first 2 missions from 2004-2010. Now they use Titan's gravity to extend the remaining fuel over the next 7 years.
Posted by vinny9 on April 21, 2010. Tagged with


Osmos - Relaxation Game
Osmos is a fantastic game based around the concept of planetary orbits, and set in a relaxing ambient space environment. I highly recommend you try it when you're in the mood for a chill activity.

Watch this video trailer for the game, or download the free demo to dive right in.

Posted by dustin on March 23, 2010. Tagged with
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This Is A Real Hubble Image, Not An Artist Rendition

(right-click and view image for bigger pic)
Posted by vinny9 on February 2, 2010. Tagged with
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Predator Telescope
Herschel Space Observatory has started calibration

Looks great!
Posted by vinny9 on June 20, 2009. Tagged with


Sometimes People Are Smart
I like this idea.

The gist is that self-organized molecules (ie: life) will build themselves in a single chirality (organic molecules can exist in two mirror images, chirality is the term to distinguish them; think your right and left hands). Light that reflects from organics will contain a tell-tale signature (polarization) depending on the chirality. This could be used to detect evidence of "life" on other planets. Clever.
Posted by vinny9 on April 24, 2009. Tagged with


Humans.... In.... Spaaaaace

Colossal waste of money? Maybe. Good idea? Maybe. Impressive? Gotta be.

Big version here
Posted by vinny9 on March 30, 2009. Tagged with
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