kaberett: A series of phrases commonly used in academic papers, accompanied by humourous "translations". (science!)
[personal profile] kaberett
Hi all -- at the end of September I went to a two-day workshop at the Royal Society on the Origin of the Moon, and took copious notes during each session. I've been posting them in my own DW (not cleaned up at all) and inviting questions; I've just reached the end of the first day. Thought some of you might be interested to know that this is info I am sticking online!
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[personal profile] nanila
If you want to show a bit of love for a spacecraft currently in lonely orbit around a planet 900 million miles away, you can do so by waving at Saturn on Friday or Saturday, 19 or 20 July, depending on your time zone. Cassini will be taking a photograph that includes the Earth.

If you're in Britain you will be wanting to wave at around 10:30 PM on Friday. If you're on the west coast of the USA, you will be wanting wave at around 2:30 PM on Friday. If you're in (most parts of) Australia, you'll want to wave at 7:30 AM on Saturday.

The NASA page about the photo Cassini is going to take
The "Wave at Saturn" Facebook event page
Where to look in the sky for Saturn (US-centric)
"Wave at Saturn" banners in different languages

jjhunter: Closeup of the face from postcard of da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' with alterations made by Duchamp, i.e. moustache and goatee. (LHOOQ)
[personal profile] jjhunter
At my journal I'm soliciting recommendations for good historical and/or scientific images (or sources for finding them!) for illustrating in-depth discussion of cancer. See the post for details.

ETA: admins, can there be a tag or tags for posts to this community to the effect of 'visual meta', 'scientific illustration', 'visual communication', or 'visualizing science'? Thanks!
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
[personal profile] jjhunter
New York Times interactive feature Signing Science:
Scientific terms like “organism” and “photosynthesis” have no widely accepted equivalent in sign language, so deaf students and professionals have unexpected hurdles when talking about science. Here, Lydia Callis, a professional sign language interpreter, translates a shortened version of an article by Douglas Quenqua, explaining how new signs are being developed that may enhance scientific learning and communication.

(Via [personal profile] snowynight)


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