Category: Science

Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017 – Sparta, Tennessee

By , August 22, 2017 3:18 pm

Here are some photos and video I took of the Solar Eclipse.

 

Night vision eyedrops allow you to see in the dark

By , March 29, 2015 8:39 am

Some scientist in California have successfully created an eye drop that can temporarily enable night vision.

Science for the Masses, an independent “citizen science” organisation that operates from the city of Tehacapi, theorised that Chlorin e6 (Ce6), a natural molecule that can be created from algae and other green plants, could enhance eyesight in dark environments.

Check out the full article @ The Independent.

Pictures of the Space Shuttle Launch STS-131

By , April 5, 2010 5:33 pm

I live in Daytona Beach FL and its not too offten that the NASA launches a Space Shuttle at night so when they do I try to get out to watch it. Todays launch is the last night / early morning launch. So I had to try and capture the moment. I’m still learning about my camera but I guess the photos came out OK.

I posted the rest of the pictures I took today on Flickr.

Tracking the International Space Station

By , September 6, 2009 8:56 pm

If you are into Space and things like that you might want to check out Heavens-Above.com. Heavens Above allows you to track the ISS so you can watch it fly over you. You can type in your location using GPS coordinates or use there database of known location.

Typically you can see the ISS for about 5 minutes when it passes over. It looks like a bright star moving slower than a jet does when it flies over you.

iPhone 3G Screen Magnified 100X

By , July 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Have you every wondered what something looks like magnified a 100 or time times it size? I have, so I put my iPhone 3G under a microscope and took a picture of it magnified 100X it’s normal size. If I can I’ll take another picture of it magnified at a 1000 times.
iPhone-3G-Screen-100X Magnification

US lab debuts super laser

By , May 30, 2009 8:49 pm

Breitbart.com posted an article about a “super laser” made by the National Ignition Facility. I think this is the first step to the Death Star. 

fusion reaction triggered by the super laser hitting hydrogen atoms will produce more energy than was required to prompt “ignition,” according to NIF director Edward Moses.

“This is the long-sought goal of ‘energy gain’ that has been the goal of fusion researchers for more than half a century,” Moses said.

“NIF’s success will be a scientific breakthrough of historic significance; the first demonstration of fusion ignition in a laboratory setting, duplicating on Earth the processes that power the stars.”

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