April 17, 2014
mapsontheweb:

The outermost reaches of the Solar System, the Oort cloud and its size

mapsontheweb:

The outermost reaches of the Solar System, the Oort cloud and its size

April 17, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Potentiall Hazardous Asteroids: A map of all known asteroids at least 140m across

mapsontheweb:

Potentiall Hazardous Asteroids: A map of all known asteroids at least 140m across

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

April 13, 2014
Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight With Fuel From the Sea Concept

Daniel Parry, navy.mil

Navy researchers demonstrate proof-of-concept in first flight of an internal combustion powered model aircraft fueled by a novel gas-to-liquid process that uses seawater as carbon feedstock. Read more…

April 13, 2014
The LHC Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter
Jamie Condliffe, gizmodo.com
Jamie CondliffePro­fileNot con­tent with per­haps the biggest sci­en­tif­ic dis­cov­ery of the decade, sci­en­tists at the Large Hadron Col­lide con­tin­ue to search for new par­ti­cles—and now they’ve found one that seems to be an entire­ly…

The LHC Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter
Jamie Condliffe, gizmodo.com

Jamie Condliffe

Pro­file

Not con­tent with per­haps the biggest sci­en­tif­ic dis­cov­ery of the decade, sci­en­tists at the Large Hadron Col­lide con­tin­ue to search for new par­ti­cles—and now they’ve found one that seems to be an entire­ly…

April 12, 2014
timestribunelibrary:

“Spartacus” premieres at West Side Theater in true open-night form on June 14, 1961. Klieg lights swept the sky over theater and television and radio broadcast covered first-nighters’ arrival. Featured in colorful activities outside theater were Keystoners Drum and Bugle Corps from Milton, shown here going through drill routine under the marquee. Times Tribune Archives
With the news of a new future for the former Moonshine theater on Adams Ave, got me thinking about another one of Scranton former great theater’s that was redeveloped.  The theater is the West Side Theater that open in November 1, 1926. 
To learn more about this former movie palace visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/04/11/lets-go-to-the-movies/ 

timestribunelibrary:

“Spartacus” premieres at West Side Theater in true open-night form on June 14, 1961. Klieg lights swept the sky over theater and television and radio broadcast covered first-nighters’ arrival. Featured in colorful activities outside theater were Keystoners Drum and Bugle Corps from Milton, shown here going through drill routine under the marquee. Times Tribune Archives

With the news of a new future for the former Moonshine theater on Adams Ave, got me thinking about another one of Scranton former great theater’s that was redeveloped.  The theater is the West Side Theater that open in November 1, 1926. 

To learn more about this former movie palace visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/04/11/lets-go-to-the-movies/ 

April 11, 2014
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April 10, 2014
mapsontheweb:

London’s protected views and their limits on skyscrapers

mapsontheweb:

London’s protected views and their limits on skyscrapers

(Source: economist.com)

April 7, 2014

Keith Olbermann says goodbye to David Letterman: Babe Ruth is Retiring

(Source: m.youtube.com)

April 6, 2014
Looking at Umpire Calls

The New York Times:

In research soon to be published in the journal Management Science, we studied umpires’ strike-zone calls using pitch-location data compiled by the high-speed cameras introduced by Major League Baseball several years ago in an effort to measure, monitor and reward umpires’ accuracy. After analyzing more than 700,000 pitches thrown during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, we found that umpires frequently made errors behind the plate — about 14 percent of non-swinging pitches were called erroneously.

April 6, 2014
The 10 Best Sentences in Literature

NPR:

Editors at The American Scholar magazinehave put out their list of the “Ten Best Sentences” in fiction and nonfiction.

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