Sunday Things - science and engineering edition

posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday July 1 2012

Almost a month of the blog-thing. How's it going? Plenty of people reading, not so many commenting. Like it or not, I'm going to continue! BWUAHAHAHA, etc.

Deep Blue Sea - splendid imagery of our nearest star by Alan Friedman, sun-photographer extraordinaire. Extra: He has a blog!

Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition winners - weird and wonderful micrographs from across the world. I think their microscopes must be a little better than mine...

Like expensive Lego?
Airbus A380 - from construction of infrastructure to test flights. Extra: Mark Power has plenty of other projects to look at too.

I wonder if it'll be friends with me?
Continuing from last week's Mars-landing videos: How Curiosity Will Land on Mars, part one and part two. Extra: detailed JPL paper (PDF) on the landing.

Bonus Soviet Links From Non-Soviet Friends corner:

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1. Wow, the microscope pictures

Posted by Blandford at 11:51AM, Sunday July 1 2012

The microscope pictures are absolutely mental.
I think #4 could be a great cover for an ambient-drone album?

Also, hi Adam!

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2. Microscopes

Posted by Cargo Cult at 12:25AM, Sunday July 8 2012

I've just about got a dSLR to align with the eyepiece of my old microscope - via the precariously angular use of a tripod. I managed to take a massively close-up picture of a beer bottle-cap before nudging things out of alignment again. Oops.

Also, hi Blandford, whoever you are!

Mars update: final part of the Curiosity landing series - - complete with SKYCRANE.

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