I initially contacted Bryan Christie to request permission to feature his spectacular cheetah illustration in this year’s blitz. He agreed, and so here it is, in all its glory: But he also...
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Here are a few things that caught my eye today from the mailbag. Red Planet News Next week, on September 21, the MAVEN mission will slip into orbit around Mars after a 10-month journey to the Red Planet. MAVEN is a climate science mission designed and led by scientists and students at the University of […]
ABC Laser Turret In Test Flight
Air Force Research Laboratory
In World War II, mighty bombers came equipped with gun barrels, manned by gunners at the ready to protect the plane from attacking fighters. The B-52 Stratofortress even came with a tail gun for self defense and last used it in combat over Vietnam in 1972. The change in fighter weapons from guns to missiles made tail guns obsolete, but now Lockheed and DARPA are bringing them back. As freakin’
Next month, I’ll be joining a diverse group of scientists, teachers, and other outreach specialists in Seattle for GeekGirlCon! We’re the DIY Science Zone, bringing hands-on science activities for all ages, a function we started last year and which is now part of the official program. Many thanks to Raychelle “Dr. Rubidium” Burks for putting […]
Mark Those Birds!
Zooniverse Penguin Watch
Check out this latest citizen-science project. It's a site where you can look at photos gathered by an Antarctic network of wildlife cameras and mark if there are penguins in the photos. In other weo you get to look at cute animals online and help environmental science! Sounds like a win-win to me.
A warning: When I went to try the site, the first photo I got showed an overwhelming number of penguins. After all, penguins often