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Comment: Re:Kitt Peak (Score 3, Informative) 363

by Vegigami (#38157932) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?

Yes! The trip to Kitt Peak is worth it just for the fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. And if you're in the neighborhood, you could also visit the nearby Whipple Observatory, about an hour south of Tucson. You'll need an appointment to take the tour at Whipple. Whipple Observatory Visitor's Center While in Tucson, you can spend a lot of time at the Pima Air and Space Museum if you're in to that kind of thing.


+ - Silent symphony of the cosmos->

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An anonymous reader writes "Einstein’s mysterious gravitational waves could be the clue to understanding the universe – if only we could observe them. Scientists are now pinning their hopes on Australia to track down the elusive waves."
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+ - Nano Hummingbird->

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Vegigami writes "AeroVironment, of Monrovia, California, is developing the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) under a DARPA sponsored research contract to develop a new class of air vehicle systems capable of indoor and outdoor operation. Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments.

The Nano Hummingbird met all, and exceeded many, of the Phase II technical milestones set out by DARPA"

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Comment: Re:Great macro camera? (Score 2, Interesting) 68

by Vegigami (#13853942) Attached to: The Best Science Photographs of 2005
Here's a couple I've taken with a Nikon Coolpix 950.

This is one of the tiny snails that appear on my sidewalk after it rains. I was using the silver dollar as a platform.

This is a very small flower I snapped in Dana Meadows which is just before you leave Yosemite National Park through the Tioga Pass gate. (I didn't know the small beetle on the left was there til I saw the picture.)

Pretty amazing detail.

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