OMG! Earth photography pr0n

Thank you, NASA, for once again providing really beautiful imagery. Fresh off the boat off the orbiting device*, a gorgeous ‘blue marble’ photograph of the little planet upon the surface of which we sail through our ever-expanding universe**. As NASA says: This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on […]

Open Culture: The (internet) keys to the city, and beyond

I wrote this post for the Retake the Net site, where it first appeared. See the RtN website for more details about our work/projects, and how you can get involved! —- It’s a brand new year, and now that everyone’s back and refreshed, it’s time once again to work on the Open Culture project. Late […]

Greetings, 2012ers

Hello, everyone! Yep, I realise I’m somewhat late back to the fold - but looks are deceiving.  Ive been back at work since Jan 4th (urg), but, well, there’s been a lot on. On top of the usual summer goings-on - cycling home into gale-force (well, almost) northerlies on sunny days, watching the harbour become […]

TOSP Episode 17: January 16th 2012

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Greetings, listeners! This week, aimee was away in Melbourne at the inagural AdaCamp barcamp.  So Elf brought in his good friend Haritina Mogosanu, who works with KiwiSpace and World Space Week, to co-host with him. They talked about the number of planets in our galaxy, […]

TOSP Episode 16: January 9th 2012

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Happy New Year! May 2012 be a wonderful year to you all. To start off the new year, aimee and Elf discuss last week’s announcement of the successful build of a temporal cloak, thorium’s potential as an alternative nuclear energy source and zombie bees! Also, […]

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP! This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of […]