Monthly Archives: June 2013

❝ I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats and I don’t intend to waste any of mine.❞ Neil Armstrong

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A good friend of mine summed up my life goals rather succinctly recently. She said that for as long as she’d known me (which has been quite a few years now), the goal has always been to go somewhere interesting … Continue reading

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Caffeine and ambiance!

I’ll freely admit that I’m something of a seigneur-terraces. As well as enjoying freshly brewed coffee, I do like the atmosphere found in most coffee shops. Actually, I’m quite glad that I live in a city with rather a vibrant … Continue reading

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Examiner kitteh

“So tell me, what were the main objectives of your research towards a PhD?” Examiner kitteh is in UR thesis finding UR errors! (Happy caturday!)

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Peer Pressure

Recently I was, for the first time ever, asked to peer review a paper. My initial response was one of bemusement at the idea that someone thinks I know what I’m talking about, followed by a brief flurry of excitement. … Continue reading

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Today is brought to you by caffeine, vitamin D, and serotonin. That is all.  

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Spaceflight Aesthetics

One thing which I’ve always admired about NASA is their attention to aesthetics. They pay good attention to graphic design – as well they should, given that many of their major achievements have gone down in history. And let’s face … Continue reading

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I ♥ Venus

It’s always fascinated me that the mountains of Venus are capped with snow made of heavy metal minerals. Frosts made of shiny, lustrous material, giving a metallic glint to the tops of mountains hidden beneath kilometres of acrid cloud. I … Continue reading

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❝ Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.❞ Paul Brandt

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Ammonia-Based Life?

While I was perusing some Wikimedia Commons images to find an illustration for an article, I stumbled across this gorgeous concept image, created by Wikimedia user lttiz. This is an impressively well thought out depiction of a world dominated by … Continue reading

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