Thursday, September 09, 2010


An awesome, beautiful animation of asteroid discoveries, 1989-2010.
Notice how the pattern of discovery follows the Earth around its orbit. Most discoveries are made in the region directly opposite the Sun. You'll also notice some clusters of discoveries on the line between Earth and Jupiter, these are the result of surveys looking for Jovian moons.

A laser stabbing into the star-spattered sky.

A metrocontextual science map showing scientific disciplines over time in the format of a subway map.

The alarming snakebot.

A cyborg fly controls a mobile robot.

I for one welcome our sock-pairing robotic masters.

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, Victorian crimefighters! And their exhibit at the Museum of the History of Science, lovingly illustrated by the talented Sydney Padua.

And speaking of steampunk, here is a rather sinister artificial arm. One of the few times wearing a black leather glove makes you look less creepy.

And Lady Clankington's Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities, and her Little Death Ray.

Which would be even more steampunky if it was powered by a tiny steam engine.

This blog post brought to you by the steampunk bee.

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