Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Vox has a very nice presentation of maps to explain the Roman Empire.

As a student of history myself these are invaluable to help you visualize Roman and world history.

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(click on the image for the link)

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1961 Ford Galaxie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Killer Whale Vs Great White shark ( National Geographic WILD )

Amazing footage of a Killer Whale (Orca) attacking and partially eating a Great White shark, filmed by a whale watching tourist.

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MOZART: Turkish March

Played by Gabriele Tomasello

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1965 Corvette

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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1956 Buick

Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to measure the speed of light - with CHOCOLATE!

All you need to measure the speed of light is a microwave, a ruler and a bar of chocolate.

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9 Cool Facts About Magnets

Livescience has a good and fun article about magnets, written by Jesse Emspak

9 Cool Facts About Magnets

From electromagnets, to maglev to the little ones you put on your fridge, magnets are fun.

(Public domain image courtesy of Wikipedia)

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1940 Chevrolet

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cessna 150 touch and gos

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an old one from Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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VOR/DME at Fort Lauderdale airport

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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1957 MG Magnette

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Chevy Bel-Air

Monday, August 11, 2014

Duck Dodgers in the 24-1/2 Century!

Always love a good Sci-Fi classic and have not seen this one in years!

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1958 Buick Special

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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1933 Buick

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Hypocrisy over Gaza

Pat Condell always tells it like it is, without sugar coating. I do not always agree with everything he posts but I do most of the time.

Here he shows he knows his history.

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RELIGION: World’s best ever SCAM

GODONOMICS! It works!

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(by Atheist Digest)

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Ford "A"

Friday, August 08, 2014

Slowing for Mars

Phil Plait has a great article in Slate about NASA’s “flying saucer”, the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

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His article also point to a JPL video showing the test. Take a look.

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Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, Asheville NC

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Coming up: Aviation The Invisible Highway

Here is the first trailer for “Aviation The Invisible Highway”, a must-see film coming in 2015.

Narrated by Harrison Ford, it shows us how aviation has in only 100 years gone from a dream into everyday life and how much more is to come.

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See the video here!

Rosetta Arrives at a Comet!

This is Phil Plait’s (my favorite astronomer) posting on Rosetta’s arrival at comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

I met Phil in Ft. Lauderdale years ago and I have been a follower of his writings and his presentations for years.

Here he introduces us to the latest pictures from Rosetta (Wikipedia link) who has been travelling since 2004 to reach the comet.

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Photo by ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

For the next month it will keep orbiting the comet, closer and closer and then release a “lander” that will softly touch down on the comet’s surface and due to the low gravity to keep it in place, will shoot some harpoons to anchor itself there ands spend a year at least, doing experiments and testing the soil. Science is awesome!