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That time we went to NASA

That time we went to NASA

This past weekend, Nasa Ames had an open house to celebrate their 75th anniversary — something that hasn’t happened in 17 years. It was amazing, and some of you probably couldn’t make it on account of not being in the bay area (or not being up all night the night they released tickets). We went, and took some pictures! »

Mad Quickies 12.21

Mad Quickies 12.21

Happy Winter Solstice! Here, have some nice Quickies. Bloody, Bloody Boudoir Ladies: artist Jessica Harrison turns kitsch ceramics into horror. {via Anne S. and Daniela} Omigosh you guys…Otter artistes. {via A Kovacs} The science of comic strips. A programmable tattoo system. Ha ha. Not really. {via @vincenzof} Krystal Higgins created Game of Thrones-themed snowflakes and is sharing them as ... »

Mad Quickies 8.30

Mad Quickies 8.30

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down- surf’s up! Makoto Murayama creates botanical blueprints. It’s an arduous process but the results are stunning. More at Inorganic flora. Deliciously clever- Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With. {via nowoo} Neville Page created some damn sexy Klingons for Star Trek 2 and J.J. Abrams rejected them. Turns out p... »

Mad Quickies 5.17

Mad Quickies 5.17

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! Taken in the 1920s to 50s, these are stunning photos of vintage NASA facilities. Also, did you know that NASA has a flickr photostream that’s a public domain archive? Tumblr find: ridiculous female armor and Clothes I’m forced to wear in the majority of MMORPGS. {via Smashley} Ellie Kemper asks: Can men be funny? {via Brian} Please enjoy these... »

Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Internet sensation and musical astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned safely to terra firma and we’re absolutely elated to have him back. »

Mad Quickies 3.25

Mad Quickies 3.25

NASA or MOMA? (via Ashley) A DRM-free label for all your DRM-free stuff. Laser violin. LASER. VIOLIN. A quadcopter flying between two Tesla coils. Images made by injecting paint into bubblewrap. GlaDOS ceiling lamp. (featured image via zenprobe) Kenna altered Legend of Zelda to play as, well, Zelda   Demo of the laser violin »

Mad Quickies 3.13

Mad Quickies 3.13

Pixar’s senior scientist, Tony DeRose, explains how math makes the movies and games we love. {via Mary B.} It’s not too late to buy John Coulthart’s 2013 Cthulhu Calendar. You Are Stardust teaches kids about the universe via gorgeous illustrated dioramas Mahendra Nazar draws some darn adorable Microbiological friends. Retail find: Manhattan Subway Tape. Pretty pictures from the w... »

Mad Quickies 1.30

Mad Quickies 1.30

From “Come Fly With Me” to “Thus Spake Zarathrustra” (natch), “Wake-Up Calls” is the playlist used by NASA to wake crews in space. [pdf] • Bad Astronomer gives us The Art of the Pale Blue Dot inked by Gavin Aung Than. Vid included. {via Mary B} • Alien cake toppers. {via Steve D.} • How to make a Bragota from the Bogata Rakes in bra underwire. {via Anne S.} • Ry... »

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