128 Great Places Where Most Important Scientific Events Occured

I am not talking about traditional science museums but unique places where every science and technology enthusiast try to visit at least once in life. In his 500 pages book, John Graham Cumming takes us into a breath-taking journey. Starting in Kiev Chernobyl museum where one of the biggest nuclear disasters of world happened in 1986, he continues the journey to Deutsches Museum in Munich where more than 20,000 science related objects are in exhibitions. Surely, one day will not be enough to visit every section. Geek Atlas, most wished-for science journey atlas with illustrations is a perfect choice for geeks, science geeks and non-geeks as well.

Amazing Fractal Plants - Romanesco Broccoli

I hate broccoli but not this one. Because it is mathematically so beautiful !

The flower has one of the most simplistic and beautiful natural 3D fractal forms. Mathematicians especially adore this plant because somehow it makes identical smaller spiral shaped copies of itself and it goes eternally towards center logarithmically. One of the wonders of world like fibonacci numbers and Golden Ratio.

I should also add that it tastes delicious and widely cooked in Italy like other normal broccoli. If you want to plant yours, Amazon sells Romanesco Broccoli seeds very cheap, just $2 for 50 seeds.

Did you see incredible Twining Motion of Morning Glory Vines?

Smithsonian : Magazine For The Curious

SmithsonianIf you are looking for a great magazine covering the topics like the arts, environment, science and popular culture, Smithsonian is one of the most quality magazines. It is very creative and educational and I can clearly say that it is for new knowledge and information hunters.

Amazon made a great discount that now we can have all the 12 issues for a year at just $12. It's actual price were $58.88 before the discount. Don't miss this deal!

A Meteorite or Not A Meteorite?

Did you know that every day lots of enthusiastic people from all over the world claim that they have found a meteorite? These photos with explanations will give you some valuable information about the meteorites. Maybe one day you will meet a real one :)





What to do if you find a meteorite? Read more

Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Best Mid-Range Telescope

Are you interested in astronomy and want to able to find, identify planets, moon craters, saturn's rings, stars, galaxies, nebulas and view them like they are near you?

If so, never buy a telescope which looks like a junk toy, because you or your child will be bored soon and you would spend money for extras like lenses in any case. It is better to buy a serious intermediate class telescope like Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope which has 18"-long tube and 4.5" mirror which is quite effective with eyepieces of 26x and 72x magnification. Plus you get one of the most appreciated astronomy software for free, Starry Night.

If you prefer you can read Amazon exclusive review and other recommendations of the Amazon customers here before buying. Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

Best Astronomy Books for Amazon Kindle 2

Amazon's top selling book reader Kindle 2 becomes more and more popular each day. Being a Kindle 2 owner and a popular science blog, I would like to introduce you some of the

Top rated Amazon Astronomy and Space science books for Kindle 2.

These include Elegant Universe (Powerful book about Superstring theory), Pluto Files (Everything about our tiny old-planet friend), The Secret History of Nasa, Death by Black Hole ( Entertaining and informative mind expansion book ), The Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov (True Popular Science Book for science-fiction lovers) and other popular, highly recommended astronomy books for Kindle 2.

Robot Building? Which set is the best?

LEGO Mindstorms NXT is the correct choice if you are new to robot building and want to create amazing robots very fast which do almost everything possible including walking, running, seeing (yes, thanks to ultrasonic sensor) giving feedback to sounds, voices, touch, light and more.

There is a common scenario for many hobby starters. They are afraid to try such hi-tech hobbies because of the prejudice that it is so hard to build robots and program them.

First of all, LEGO Mindstorms NXT doesn't require any prior programming language and doesn't enforce you to learn. All you need to do is drag&drop. In later stages, you can surely continue with the programming tools which is provided in the system. You can transfer your program to robot's brain (NXT Intelligent Brick) through USB or Bluetooth wirelessly. So, you can control your robot in any bluetooth powered device including PDAs, laptops or even mobile phones.

What you get :
• 3 interactive servo motors feature inbuilt rotation sensors to align speed for precise control
• New ultrasonic sensor makes robots "“see" by responding to movement
• New sound sensor enables robots to react to sound commands, including sound pattern and tone recognition
• Improved light sensor detects different colors and light intensity
• Improved touch sensor reacts to touch or release and allows robots to feel
• 519 hand-selected, stylized elements from the Lego Technic building system ensure robot creations will be sturdy and durable while also looking authentic
• Opportunities for physical programming of robots and interaction with robots during programming
• 18 building challenges with clear, step-by-step instructions help acclimate users to the new system to create robots ranging from humanoids and machinery to animals and vehicles
• Digital wire interface allows for third-party developments
LEGO Mindstorms NXT is available on Amazon store with special promotions and free discounts.

Creativity is the key to happiness in this life!


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The Nightmare of Stephen Hawking !

Scientific Cat-fight ! These were the first words when I have seen the cover of this cool science book on the first sight, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics which is authored by Leonard Susskind, Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University.
What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.
It is one the most entertaining popular science books which is also brilliant and mind opening on the subjects like quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory, general relativity. Recommended for brain fun !

Trillions of Planets with Alien Life

Well, actually it is a long debate that there could be many earth-like planets where other alien life forms can exist. Actually Drake Equation was trying to formulate this mind blasting question for around 50 years. Now, a leading Cambridge Institution astronomer Alan Boss states that the number of earth-like planets could be at least 100 hundred billion trillion which results in an unavoidable fact for extraterrestrial life according to him. He also added that if there is an habitable planet, it would certainly appear some kind of life form there by time, in a few billion years. He believes that we will find such planets with the proven fact of simple life forms. How about the intelligent life besides bacteria? Well, according to him, it would be a big coincidence to find such creatures at the same time of ours because we will survive further 100,000 years further, very unlikely !

Time Lapse Video of Mushroom and Mold Growth

This cool video is from BBC Planet Earth series. You should check as well extreme nutational movements of morning glory vines Quite interesting.

 
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