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Remembering Sagan

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2 Posted on November 12, 2012 by motleydragon I wrote about Carl Sagan last year as well.  Here are the links. Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the … Continue reading

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A Universe Not Made for Us

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934.  This year would have marked only his 79th birthday. After suffering from a kind of leukemia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62.  An … Continue reading

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Seeing the unseen

Slow-motion photography What makes a camera slo-mo? According to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), high-speed photography is defined as a camera capable of 128 frames per second or greater.  For the Phantom, that is child’s play, … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia

They did it!  And both the time-lapse photographs and the technical statistics (from Wikipedia) demonstrate what an awesome challenge it was. With mechanical challenges is it “just” a matter of increasing the scale of application of already well-known techniques. A … Continue reading

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Radio Drama!

I was twelve when my family bought their first TV. It was black and white, and we got four channels. Twenty-four hour television broadcasting, all day news and full-length feature films were not available..  A kids’ film…Tarzan or a western… … Continue reading

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Stargazing

We were at home when the lights went out ten years ago.  From “the brow” above Hamilton we can see a great distance … on a clear day as far as the Toronto CN tower.  We did not know what … Continue reading

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Nagasaki

The BBC provides an online archive of its broadcasts and posts them chronologically on a daily basis.  To-day is the anniversary of the SECOND atomic bomb used against a Japanese city, three days after Hiroshima. Reading the BBC script, with … Continue reading

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