Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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Memorial Observatory Refractor
This gorgeous, completely refurbished 8 inch refractor was originally bought from Alvan Clark and Sons in 1927.
On Thursdays it stargazes from the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory dome atop the Maryland Science Center near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Taken from a commercial aircraft flying over Denmark. The photographer used a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX fisheye lens to achieve the illusion of the curvature of Earth.
One-Minute Physics: How to measure superfast neutrinos (by cattywilde)
The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson
If you have a spare 1.5 hours, watch of this.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Destroys Bill O’Reilly
The countdown to space shuttle Endeavour’s launch now is under way. The clocks started counting down on time at 7 a.m. EDT.
Launch teams are not working any issues that would delay liftoff on Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m.
Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A are preparing to load the power reactant storage device (PRSD) and Endeavour’s external fuel tank with propellants.
A Countdown Status Briefing will be aired live at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and at http:ww.nasa.gov/ntv.
The STS-134 crew woke up at 1 a.m. to continue launch preparations. Commander Mark Kelly and Pilot Greg H. Johnson performed practice shuttle landings this morning in their Shuttle Training Aircraft. The crew will continue to review its Flight Data File and will review its ingress plan with the Vehicle Integration Test Team.
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Season 2, Episode 18
Image credit: Warner Bros. / capedwonder.com
Superheroes in comic books and movies are so popular partly because we dream about what it would be like to have their wide range of amazing powers—super strength, the ability to fly, X-ray vision, the ability to stretch into fantastical shapes. Although they seem impossible, many superhero powers are based on real science. James Kakalios tells us about the physics principles of the caped crusaders, while Lee Silver points out that many animals have super-abilities that could potentially expand the limits of human biology. Eugene Mirman imagines what it would be like to leap tall buildings in a single bound—or at least be able to jump up to the second floor.