Monday, December 22, 2008
I spent my winter solstice eve kicking off the Yule season in the same way I have the last few years: constructing a sunwheel for use as a wreath on my front door. I went with a slightly different design this year, using ground pine to cross the circle. Upon completion, close to midnight Saturday night, I put it up. I took some pics of it the following day: http://flickr.com/photos/brainwise/sets/72157611493676968/ I love how the curvature of branches give the sunwheel the impression of spinning. I also took some photos in my back yard to capture the first day of winter: http://flickr.com/photos/brainwise/sets/72157611424458745/
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here is some interesting archaeological news from the weekend...
Ancient Roman battlefield excavated in Lower SaxonyRead the whole thing: http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20081211-16075.htmlA Roman dagger from another dig near Hedemünden. Photo: DPAArchaeologists have discovered an ancient roman battlefield from the third century near Göttingen that will rewrite history, Lower Saxony's department for preservation of historical monuments said on Thursday. “The find can be dated to the third century and will definitely change the historical perception of that time,” Dr. Henning Haßmann told The Local. The amazing discovery allows an insight in what must have been a dramatic battle between Romans and Germanic tribes. “The find indicates a massive Roman military presence,” Haßmann said.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Just in time for the holidays (go ahead and pick one), Xylocopa has a gift that will help your child along the path to mad science proficiency ... one block at a time.
- A - Appendages
- B - Bioengineering
- C - Caffeine
- D - Dirigible
- E - Experiment
- F - Freeze ray (you can see this one in the posted image)