Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.27

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.27

I hope you all had a great holiday. I will be rather sparse between now and the first of the year. Enjoy the last link list of 2015!

Here they are:

  • Ludicrous – This week’s was a no-brainer. A shoplifer is thwarted by exploding cookie dough.
  • Useful – I found this post abouthow to clean a computer keyboard. I think most of us could benefit from this.
  • Music – Want to lay down some beats? Check out the The HTML-909 Rhythm Composer! (Kudos to Never Enough Notes for sharing it on Facebook.)
  • Photo – You will likely need to zoom in a bit to see it but check out this red sprite captured by NASA from the ISS.
  • Yours (Something from the web’s social networks) – This week I went with a tweet from @ScienceChannel, they call it the doorway to Hell which has currently been open for 40 years!
  • Science – Light is the fastest thing in the universe. It travels about 100 times faster than electricity and can circle the globe in 0.1 seconds. I would be wonderful if electronics could use light. Scientist have developed a CMOS chip that can process both light and electricity.

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The New York Times Has an Interactive Map of Saturn’s Moons

I find space exploration fascinating.  I came across this via a post at Gizmodo.  The video is a great way to spend about ten minutes learning about Saturn and some of it’s moons.

Much Happening in Space this Christmas

An Asteroid and a Full Moon

full moon photoMost of my readers are aware that I love space exploration and astronomy.  This year’s Christmas is going to be rather “spacey”.

First off, on Christmas Eve, an asteroid will pass rather close to Earth.  Fear not, however, scientists are assuring us that the space rock will not cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

And Christmas Night, the sky will have a full moon.  The last time there was a full moon on Christmas was in 1977.

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.20

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.20

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Matter Waves That Move Through Each Other

Science is kewl. At times, it does not even seem real. This is the case with this story.

Mater Waves Move Through Each Other Like Ghosts

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Orion Re-entry from the Astronaut’s Perspective

Space is kewl.  The exploration of it can be rather frightening.  I don’t know if I possess the bladder and anal sphincter control to be an astronaut. Then again, maybe that is why the Apollo suits had built in toilets. Check out the video below for what re-entry would look like.

The Space Debate

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English: Skylab2_1974_Issue-10c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge supporter of space exploration.  I can’t help it, I grew up with “One small step for man…”.  The Apollo Program, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle were, in my opinion, awesome.  While I personally support manned exploration of space and projects like the Space Station, I am also aware that this a subject of valid debate.  Furthermore, I am a skeptic when it comes to such grandiose ideas like colonizing Mars.

I feel that this is a serious matter and debate.  I also feel that any topic is fair game for comedy and satire.  This tongue and cheek spoken word video has much fun with the very idea of space exploration.