Citizen of the Universe

A place to illustrate/discuss/highlight the role of the engineer in the world. (And a place to espouse thoughts on life.)

Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship →

Okay, the Navy can’t risk sailing the Constitution, but someone decided to risk the second oldest sailing ship in the US from the mid-19th century!  Great to see under sail and so true that only by “doing” can we discover what our ancestors knew.  And remember this is knowledge that is less than 200 years old.  Imagine what we have forgotten from 2000 years ago!

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#sailing ship  #whaler 

jtotheizzoe:

sci-universe:

Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Same.

I could never recommend the original “COSMOS” though everyone else seemed to swoon over Sagan.  Neil crushed this series with personal remembrances, stories of male AND female scientists and engineers.

— 3 days ago with 13730 notes
#COSMOS  #neil degrasse tyson 
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The definitive “Weird Al” video for the 21st century!

— 3 days ago
#Weird Al  #video  #parody 
npr:

At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight via Rich Preston
For three weeks, the five surviving members of the Pythons have been performing a series of shows in London, called Monty Python Live (Mostly). Thousands of fans have seized the opportunity to see the Pythons reunite and perform familiar routines. Sunday was its final performance.
Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Monty Python reunion and last gathering?!?
Still they had one, right?

npr:

At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight via Rich Preston

For three weeks, the five surviving members of the Pythons have been performing a series of shows in London, called Monty Python Live (Mostly). Thousands of fans have seized the opportunity to see the Pythons reunite and perform familiar routines. Sunday was its final performance.

Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Monty Python reunion and last gathering?!?

Still they had one, right?

— 6 days ago with 287 notes
#monty python  #reunion 

skunkbear:

NASA engineers use origami as inspiration when they fold up solar panels for their trip to space. Shown here: the Miura fold. Once a piece of paper (or solar array) is all folded up, it can be completely unfolded in one smooth motion. You can read more about origami in space here, and learn how to do the Miura fold in this video:

Image: Astronaut Scott Parazynski repairs a damaged ISS solar panel (NASA)

Who knew that folding paper wiould help the space program?

(via npr)

— 6 days ago with 1104 notes
#Origami  #Space program 
It's Okay To Be Smart • via pbsdigitalstudios and laughingsquid:... →

It’s Queen.  It’s science.  And it is amazing.  Please watch this

— 1 week ago
#String theory  #quantum 

What goes around, comes around.

(Source: mscottys, via scienceetfiction)

— 1 week ago with 2492 notes
#Star Trek  #philosophy