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The Pinscreen! Curious? Visit us at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

Playing with the Pinbell Machine!

Shaking Shapes…

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Gentle Brain by Eugene Krivoruchko is “an interactive piece about the fleeting nature of digital pleasures.”  It is written in Processing and brought to the browser with processingjs.  See the code here. Finding the work in a news feed makes the piece all the more compelling.

We know the feeling!

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Gentle Brain by Eugene Krivoruchko is “an interactive piece about the fleeting nature of digital pleasures.”  It is written in Processing and brought to the browser with processingjs.  See the code here. Finding the work in a news feed makes the piece all the more compelling.

We know the feeling!

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Mars Update: Feb. 2013 | Return to Mars | Exploratorium TV

On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover. Join us live, online tomorrow, February 20, 2013, at 4:00p.m. PST to learn about Curiosity’s latest findings.

Eagerly anticipating the Curiosity Mars Rover’s first drilling maneuvers. This will also be the first time any robot has drilled into rock to COLLECT SAMPLES FROM MARS! (via NASA - Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling)

Eagerly anticipating the Curiosity Mars Rover’s first drilling maneuvers. This will also be the first time any robot has drilled into rock to COLLECT SAMPLES FROM MARS! (via NASA - Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling)

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Kanoa Zimmerman




So beautiful.
And a good excuse to listen to Grizzly Bear perform “Deep Blue Sea.”
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Kanoa Zimmerman




So beautiful.
And a good excuse to listen to Grizzly Bear perform “Deep Blue Sea.”
nprfreshair:

ryandonato:



Kanoa Zimmerman




So beautiful.
And a good excuse to listen to Grizzly Bear perform “Deep Blue Sea.”
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ryandonato:



Kanoa Zimmerman




So beautiful.
And a good excuse to listen to Grizzly Bear perform “Deep Blue Sea.”

First NASA analysis of soil samples from Mars Curiosity mission released this week! Hear from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, who reports from the American Geological Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco to learn what they’ve found.

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Thomas Dolby visited us for a day at the Exploratorium recently, and blinded us with science!

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Great #datavis of all of Earth’s missions to Mars!
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Earth Missions to Mars infographic
Great #datavis of all of Earth’s missions to Mars!
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Earth Missions to Mars infographic

Great #datavis of all of Earth’s missions to Mars!

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Earth Missions to Mars infographic

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Panorama of Curiosity’s Belly Check-from Sol 34 on Mars

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Panorama of Curiosity’s Belly Check-from Sol 34 on Mars


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Mast Cam images from Curiosity of Mars-these are from the raw image collection, day 17.
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Mast Cam images from Curiosity of Mars-these are from the raw image collection, day 17.
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Mast Cam images from Curiosity of Mars-these are from the raw image collection, day 17.
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Mast Cam images from Curiosity of Mars-these are from the raw image collection, day 17.

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Sol 21 on Mars, new images from Curiosity. beautiful landscape shot!
in this image from the Mast Cam, of the base of Mt. Sharp, you can see the landscape of Mars, and the inset picture-in-picture shows a black dot, which is a rock that is similar in size to the Curiosity rover.
photo credit: NASA/JPL

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Sol 21 on Mars, new images from Curiosity. beautiful landscape shot!

in this image from the Mast Cam, of the base of Mt. Sharp, you can see the landscape of Mars, and the inset picture-in-picture shows a black dot, which is a rock that is similar in size to the Curiosity rover.

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today, the ChemCam on Curioisity fires it’s laser for the first time at a rock!
from JPL:
“Today, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called “Coronation.”
The mission’s Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the fist-sized rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.
The energy from the laser excites atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma. ChemCam catches the light from that spark with a telescope and analyzes it with three spectrometers for information about what elements are in the target.”
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today, the ChemCam on Curioisity fires it’s laser for the first time at a rock!
from JPL:
“Today, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called “Coronation.”
The mission’s Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the fist-sized rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.
The energy from the laser excites atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma. ChemCam catches the light from that spark with a telescope and analyzes it with three spectrometers for information about what elements are in the target.”
photo credit: NASA/JPL

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today, the ChemCam on Curioisity fires it’s laser for the first time at a rock!

from JPL:

“Today, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called “Coronation.”

The mission’s Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the fist-sized rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.

The energy from the laser excites atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma. ChemCam catches the light from that spark with a telescope and analyzes it with three spectrometers for information about what elements are in the target.”

photo credit: NASA/JPL

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Curiosity stretched it’s arm yesterday!  here’s a couple of pix of the arm.
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Curiosity stretched it’s arm yesterday!  here’s a couple of pix of the arm.
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Curiosity stretched it’s arm yesterday!  here’s a couple of pix of the arm.

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