Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar

This company is designing and testing a system that will allow satellites to decommission and remove themselves from orbit to combat the problem of space debris: D-Sat  These photos reveal the amazing and often beautiful world of oceanic plankton: Plankton I have no idea how much exercise you get or how much actual yoga practice … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar

Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

We have all heard that biting into a wintergreen Lifesaver makes lightning, right? Well, here's a slo-motion video of that effect- called triboluminescence- that is quite cool: Lifesaver Lightning Here's some looped video of an actual spacewalk by ISS astronauts. "Planet Earth is blue..": Spacewalk Some really gorgeous photos of whales of all types: Whales … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

Wednesday Wanderings: Stolen Stew, Get Paid to Live in Italy, Why Shoelaces Untie, and National Geographic Photos

Well, you know, if it had been a winning green chili recipe, I could see this: Stolen Stew And the doctor comes to town three times a week!: Get Paid to Live in Italy Why your shoelaces unty themselves: Shoelaces And here are ten photos from National Geographic's April Photo of the Day: April Photos … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Stolen Stew, Get Paid to Live in Italy, Why Shoelaces Untie, and National Geographic Photos

Wednesday Wanderings: The Beach is Good for Your Brain, Combating Resistant Bacteria, New Look for Old Dinosaurs, and Animated Film from Old Photos

Almost everybody loves the beach, right? It seems there is some scientific basis for that feeling, and that is a lovely reason to spend more time by the water: Water's Influence on the Brain With the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria, new technologies are being explored to combat them: CRISPRS We all love dinosaurs, don't … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Beach is Good for Your Brain, Combating Resistant Bacteria, New Look for Old Dinosaurs, and Animated Film from Old Photos

Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

The first link I'm going to share is-- mine! We have a new domain, a new look, and a new beginning. If you've bookmarked the site, your old one should still work, but you might want to change it. And please bear with me while I work out the inevitable kinks. I hope you like … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

The Cassini spacecraft has been sending back some pretty awesome photos of Saturn: Saturn Photos This 3,500 year-old Greek tomb is giving archaeologist's new clues to the roots of Western civilization": Ancient Greek Tomb Stunning concert hall in Hamburg, Germany was designed by algorithms: Elbphilharmonie One writer's take on her time on the Amtrak writer's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow

And you thought Winter in New England got cold!: Scientists Make Colder Cold We can all use some mental strength now and again. Here are four ideas based on the philosophy of Stoicism that may help: Mentally Strong Do you think they had chili verde competitions, too?: Tomatillo Fossil This is how I like to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

Yes, this is really late today. Sorry. Spent the early part of the day taking the Christmas tree down. It is time, but that is always a sad day. Anyway, here are some things for you to look at: Here are eighteen really gorgeous photos: Remarkable Photos With all the negativity and bad news that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

Wednesday Wanderings: Guardians of the Galaxy 2nd Trailer, Sea Blob, Photos of the Day, and 3D Printed Legs

The second trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" has been released. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this!: GotG2 Trailer #2 And, in case you missed the first one: GotG2 Trailer #1 Here's a look at a giant "sea blob". Kind of icky and fascinating all at once: Sea Blob … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Guardians of the Galaxy 2nd Trailer, Sea Blob, Photos of the Day, and 3D Printed Legs