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…and on to 2012!

Last year at this time I ended a blog post with this: I wish each of you health and happiness for you and your families as we start off in 2011, and when we look back on it a year from now I hope we will all see it as time well spent. Time well … Continue reading »

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How to launch a space shuttle in less than four minutes

A time lapse video of the shuttle Discovery being prepared for launch More about the making of the video here.

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Saturn on The Big Picture

One of my favorite places on the internet is a photo blog hosted by the Boston Globe called The Big Picture. Each post is a set of related images, usually something timely, often high resolution, and always breathtaking. Yesterday the collection was a series of images from Cassini, the probe we currently have orbiting Saturn. … Continue reading »

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Review of the MIT High Speed Photography Short Course

Last week, in addition to being introduced to the Miracle of Science Bar and Grill*, I had the opportunity to attend the professional short course from MIT’s Edgerton Center, High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques. Below are a few of the images captured during the course, during the bullet lab. It consisted of … Continue reading »

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NASA doesn’t do mulligans.

Just in case the last video restored your faith in humanity too much, I give you the other end of the spectrum.

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If you think the world is going to hell in a handbasket…

…just ask yourself “Where the Hell is Matt?” Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

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Ol’ Widow Winchester and the house that $5 million built.

I got a chance to give a symposium talk at the conference in San Jose last weekend, and during a bit of free time I found my way over to the Winchester Mystery House. This house was under continuous construction for 38 years, under the daily direction of Sarah Winchester, who supposedly built the additions … Continue reading »

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Munich in the springtime…

As mentioned in the Cliff’s notes version regarding April, I spent a few days in Munich last month. It was part of the 10th International Conference on Hyperthermic Oncology. The trip was quick (yay for direct flights), and unfortunately the family didn’t get to join me. I did get to present a poster of one … Continue reading »

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Downtown Denver Night Photography

I got the chance to go downtown and take some pictures last week. I don’t have a lot of experience with night photography, so the learning curve was pretty steep. Some things worked, but a lot of them didn’t. The top image of the downtown skyline and the one below of the pedestrian bridge used … Continue reading »

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Don’t miss the lunar eclipse on Wednesday night

For those with clear skies tomorrow night, there will be a total lunar eclipse at 8:01 MST. It should last about 50 minutes or so, and will be visible in North and South America, Europe and Africa. The moon won’t disappear, but will turn red in color due to the light coming off the Earth’s … Continue reading »

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