A fabulously simple explanation of an Apollo program space rocket.
Meanwhile, Happy Science Week:
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(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
The Russian Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale Of Architecture: a sci-fi set in waiting: QR codes which decode to reveal different perspectives and ideas about Skolkovo – a new Russian ‘city’ dedicated to science.
Downstairs, visitors can peer through lenses to catch a glimpse of the gated and secretive science towns established under the Soviet Union, intended to provide a contrast with the open and collaborative vision presented upstairs. The Skolkovo science and technology centre will be located near Moscow by 2017 and bring together 500 companies working on IT, biomedical research, nuclear research, energy and space technology plus a university and homes.
Obligatory: there’s always two.
Via Richard Dawkins
Ryan Ulrich’s award-winning 2007 animation combines the Creationist take on the world (told in scientific terms) with the Big bang and evolution explained in Bible-speak.
The holy/unholy spawn of this union is wonderfully satisfying, horribly offensive or some combination of both those things, depending on your outlook.
Today’s irish Times Letters Page.
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…a ‘curious’ collection of scientific images to capture people’s imagination and showcase the magic of science that is rarely seen outside of research groups. Images range from the microscopic (burst blood vessels, MRSA, dental plaque) to the enormous (CERN Large Hadron Collider) and can be seen on Dublin city buildings at Baggot Street Bridge (above) Pearse Street and Liberty Hall.
Mythbusters’ Adam Savage makes an eloquent case for what many regard as the dangerous double heresies of ‘science’ and ‘fact’ at the Reason Rally in Washington DC on Saturday – the world’s largest gathering of the Secular Movement.
Lest we forget: in this crazy world of ours, reason is not the norm.