Monthly Archives: March 2016

When Book Lovers Guarded Their Prized Possessions With Tiny Artworks | Collectors Weekly

Source: When Book Lovers Guarded Their Prized Possessions With Tiny Artworks | Collectors Weekly

The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner

Source: The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner

Here Be Dragons: In Literature on AbeBooks

About 12 years ago I tried writing a “Dragon” book for nanowrimo when I saw that new books with “Dragon” in the title sold 10 times better than other books. I wrote about 30,000 words and then moved on to other things. I am now 65 and will soon be officially retired. The first thing […]

The Broderers Of St Paul's Cathedral | Spitalfields Life

Source: The Broderers Of St Paul's Cathedral | Spitalfields Life

NASA – Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I

Fire is extremely dangerous on a spacecraft, so most controlled flame growth experiments have been limited to small sizes. The Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I (Saffire-I) intentionally lights a large-scale fire inside an empty Cygnus resupply vehicle after it leaves the International Space Station (ISS) and before it re-enters Earth's atmosphere. Instruments measure flame growth, oxygen use […]

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Nerds already highlight their code. Why don’t we also highlight our prose? Source: English syntax highlighting

Let’s all Pull Together: Team of ┬ÁTug Microrobots Pulls a Car – YouTube

Fermat’s Library | Water extraction on Mars for an expanding human colony annotated/explained version.

This is a fascinating discussion on how to extract water for a Mars Colony. It is well thought out. I can see at least three Mars short stories coming based on just the extraction of water.   Source: Fermat’s Library | Water extraction on Mars for an expanding human colony annotated/explained version.