Friday, July 27, 2012

Science Quotes


We can all use some inspiration now and then.  Scientists often look to nature to draw inspiration. This is something I share with scientists.  I also, as a science fiction writer, look to science itself for narrative ideas.

Here are some quotes about science to help fire up the imagination.  Some people don't like the use of quotes, but I do, and this is my blog.  So here they are!

All quotes used here come from Brainy Quote.

"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."
-John Dewey

"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go."
-Tom Hanks

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
-Arthur C. Clarke

"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
-Russell Baker

"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."
-Wernher von Braun

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
-Carl Sagan

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Birds and the Bees Aren't So Simple

I love science, and though I tend to focus more on astronomy and physics, I also love biology.  The science of how life works is very interesting.

Watching this video reminded me of the diversity of life right here on our own planet.  Just imagine how complicated xenobiology could be!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cool Space GIFs

Here's a great animation that I originally encountered thanks to Kelli, a fellow blogger over at Delightfully Ludicrous.  I recommend that you go read what she had to say about this.  It's pretty great.

This image was, as far as I can tell, originally uploaded to Photobucket by ceruleanscarab, and it shows how our planets are orbiting the sun while the entire solar system is moving around the center of the galaxy.  


Now here are a couple of others I liked, though they're not so scientifically based as this last one.  They are, however, visually appealing.

By blue-nightingale.

By Richtoon18.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Legos: Not Just For Kids

As a kid, I saw Legos as neat toys that were fun to play with.  Now as an adult, I'm realizing that they can do just about anything!

They can be used to repair a wall.

Taken from HERE.

They can be used to recreate a scene from a movie.

Taken from HERE.

They can even go into space!

Taken from HERE.

Seriously!  How cool can a bunch of little chunks of colored plastic be?  Too cool to express.  Simply too cool.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Oh, Those Wacky Scientists!

Here is a little tribute to the scientists of the world who strive everyday to learn about the universe we live in. A lot of people think that scientists are dry, boring people, but the reality is often the exact opposite.  All of the pictures in this post come from HERE.

Now, this last one doesn't have to do with real life scientists, but Starfleet is loaded with scientifically-minded people and artificial beings.  So it counts, right?  Oh well.  Whether it does or not, this is my post and I'll put it here if I want to.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Disastrous Forecast

This video has been all over the place, so I'm sure many of you have already seen it.  The Geek Twins already featured this.  I highly suggest checking out their site if you haven't already.

Oh well.  I'm putting it here for my own personal amusement.  And if any of you enjoy it as well, that's a nice bonus!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Parodies Rule

Here's a good video I stumbled upon while watching silly videos with my husband.  Enjoy!

I also recommend checking out the other videos these guys have done.  Teddie Films, you rock!  Make more, please!