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  • Webisode: Getting Dressed [Hubble 3D] | BEYONDbones
    Mike Massimino talks about the difficulty of getting into his space suit It takes two people just to help him pull his pants on Did you miss the first two webisodes See the largest swimming pool in the world and how the astronauts use it to train for space walks Learn about the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope Don t miss your chance to see Hubble 3D in IMAX Hubble 3D will also reveal the cosmos as never before allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies the birth and death of stars and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings Click here to read about the Hubble Telescope and to view the trailer for Hubble 3D in IMAX 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Astronomy and tagged astronauts HMNS hubble Hubble 3D hubble imax hubble telescope Mike Massimino NASA space space suits by Steven Bookmark the permalink About Steven Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country After all he majored in History at Vassar College

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/webisode-getting-dressed-hubble-3d/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Spicy Cocktails: Anvil’s Ginger Beer [Big Bite Nite] | BEYONDbones
    with visitors at Big Bite Nite on April 29 Tickets are going fast get yours here Despite its more familiar sweet incarnations in ginger bread or gingerbread men ginger itself is actually quite spicy And the process of getting juice from a ginger root was both strange when was the last time you juiced a root and fascinating Kevin kicked it up a notch by adding habanero peppers which you might remember from an earlier video can just about burn your lips off if you re not careful just before final splash or fizz of CO2 Even just a quarter of one habanero pepper was enough to make this quite a spicy spirit It was a tad too much for me but that s just me You can test your tastebuds on April 29 when Anvil samples it s Ginger Beer based cocktail at Big Bite Nite Check out the other videos in our Big Bite Nite series Spicy Science The Evolution of Plants Our resident botanist explores just what makes some plants so spicy Fire Ice Rev Butter Turns Up the Heat Preview Rev Butter s hot ice sculpting style and check it out live before the doors open at Big Bite Nite on April 29 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged anvil Big Bite Nite events ginger ginger root habanero HMNS juice kevin floyd lemon lime recipe spice spicy spicy cockrail sugar video by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B One thought on Spicy Cocktails Anvil s Ginger Beer Big Bite Nite Michal Marsella on April 26 2013 at 1 37

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/spicy-cocktails-anvils-ginger-beer-big-bite-nite/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Whole Hole Catalogue – How to be a Dino-Skull Sleuth | BEYONDbones
    later in the Late Triassic about 220 million years ago But the basic proto dino head architecture had been fixed in Archosaurus Some holes are easy the nostril is at the front The eardrum was in a little notch at the back The eyeball was in the big oval hole second hole from the rear Now for the good part there are two big holes for jaw muscles behind the eye one low on the side the other high up on the top These jaw muscle holes are temporal fenestrae they mark a huge clan of critters that include lizards snakes crocs and dinosaurs We mammals have only one hole on each side low on the skull But wait there s more between eye and nostril in Archosaurus is a big aperture that you WON T find in a mammal a lizard or a snake It was packed with a special air chamber connected to the throat and lungs When Archosaurus breathed air went around through these chambers keeping the head cool Many Early Triassic creatures descendants of Archosaurus carried these holes and so did early crocodilians We call the snout hole group Ruling Reptiles which in Latin is Archosauria Archosaurs took over the land ecosystem during the Triassic monopolizing the roles of large predator and large herbivore There was something in that head design that gave Archosaurs a competitive edge Then came dinosaurs All early dinos had the same blueprint two muscle holes behind the head one big air chamber twixt nose and eye Don t take my word for it Go to our galleries and find the holes in our T rex You ll find the same layout in stegosaurs and raptors duck bills and ostrich dinos That s the end of the first hole lesson Do your

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  • It’s ice, ice baby? | BEYONDbones
    fire ice can remain stable at much higher temperatures around 29 degrees Fahrenheit Methane is in the atmosphere of all the gas giants in our solar system and might be found in ice form on the dwarf planets like Pluto we ll have to wait for the New Horizon s fly by in 2015 None of the extrasolar planets seem to have methane in their atmosphere although HD 209458 b might have water vapor in its atmosphere The fire ice on Earth usually forms deep under the surface of the oceans down hundreds of meters into the dark depth That s not the only place on the Earth where it is China has reported that it has found this fire ice in Qinghai Province Methane hydrates have been known since the 1960 s but they have not been in the news much You might ask why The early known methane hydrates despots were deep on the ocean floor and mining for them was too expensive for what they could sell the methane for With the current rise in the cost of fuel the fire ice is looking more attractive Japan plans to have a full scale mining operation up and running by 2016 and China is putting aside nearly a billion dollars on research of mining and using fire ice So how does fire ice differ from the run of the mill natural gas Well they don t Hydrates are routinely formed during the refining process The hydrates can cause damage to the pipelines by blocking the flow Ethylene glycol antifreeze can be used to stop the hydrates from forming Since methane hydrates are a form of natural gas why are methane hydrates important One reason is that it is natural gas Natural gas is used primary in electrical generation

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/its-ice-ice-baby-2/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Tales from the Magic Crypt | BEYONDbones
    an illusion show that packed flat and played big which allowed him to offer a full evening s entertainment within commuting distance of his home He built and decorated all the props himself including the Doll House illusion which breaks down for packing flat In the 1970 s Chicago magician Bill Smetak gave Dorny a lift from Chicago to the annual magicians Get Together in Colon Michigan the self styled Magic Capitol of the World thanks to the presence there of the Abbott s Magic Manufacturing Company This was the beginning of a very close friendship between the two magicians whose shared love of the art of magic overcame their difference in age For many years Smetak stage managed the Get Together Shows often with Dorny as MC When Dorny decided to throw out his homemade props which he considered worthless once he no longer used them Smetak convinced Dorny to let him take them instead In the early 1980 s Dorny moved into a nursing home and Smetak asked a young friend of his law student and illusionist Mark Holstein to put on a show at Dorny s nursing home They decided to surprise the elderly magician who by then had been named the Dean of the Society of American Magicians by including his Doll House in the show Holstein recalls that when the prop was rolled into view Dorny s stentorian voice boomed out Bill that s my Doll House That was the last time the prop was used Shortly thereafter Dorny passed away and Smetak donated the Doll s House and several other props and ephemera from Dorny to Bob Lund s American Museum of Magic which has lent the Doll s House to HMNS for MAGIC Richard Hatch performs in Magic at HMNS Bill Smetak passed

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/tales-from-the-magic-crypt/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Webisode: The Swim Test! [Hubble 3d] | BEYONDbones
    the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in NASA s history and will experience up close the awesome power of the launches the heartbreaking setbacks and the dramatic rescues of this most powerful story Hubble 3D will also reveal the cosmos as never before allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies the birth and death of stars and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings all in amazing IMAX 3D In the webisode below astronaut Mike Massimino talks about the Natural Buoyancy Lab and how it helps astronauts train for space walks Can t see the video Click here to watch it Check back here for exclusive videos and more behind the scenes interviews about Hubble 3D in IMAX Did you miss the first webisode Click here to watch it Click here to read about the Hubble Telescope and to view the trailer for Hubble 3D in IMAX 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Astronomy and tagged astronaut astronauts Astronomy galileo Giant Screen Theatre HMNS hubble Hubble 3D hubble telescope Mike Massimino NASA natural buoyancy Lab NBL by Steven Bookmark the permalink About Steven Steven never dreamed his first job

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/webisode-the-swim-test-hubble-3d/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Magic! Doll’s House Illusion and the Crystal Clock | BEYONDbones
    is opened and shown to be empty often removing the toy furniture in the process of displaying the house However when the door is closed the roof immediately pops open in the center and a full sized generally adult female doll too large to have been hidden within the empty doll house steps out The Crystal Clock Dial This classic stage effect dates to the 19th century and remained popular into the early 20th century but is seldom seen today In this spiritualistic feat a number from one to twelve merely thought of by an audience member is divined by the spirits when the freely spinning clock hand mysteriously slows and stops on the spectator s number 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged crystal clock feats of magic HMNS illusions magic Scott Cervine by Scott Bookmark the permalink About Scott Scott Cervine guest curator for Magic The Science of Wonder was one of the youngest people ever accepted by the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood at age 15 By the time he was 21 Scott was accepted as a full fledged member of the Academy of Magical Arts He is the only magician to ever

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/magic-dolls-house-illusion-and-the-crystal-clock/ (2016-02-12)
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  • You weren’t the only one who found eggs this Easter! | BEYONDbones
    of this particular piece includes a neat trick The center medallion of the Gold Anniversary case includes diamonds set in the form of the Roman numerals XXV 25 When viewed from the other direction the diamonds appear to be an entwined M and V for Maria and Vladimir Diamonds spell out Roman numerals XXV Diamonds make an intertwined M and V Don t miss your chance to see Faberge Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars including these brand new objects on display at HMNS through July 25 2010 Get a preview in this interview in the exhibit with our President and Curator of Gems and Minerals Joel A Bartsch Can t see the video Click here to view it 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Gems Minerals and tagged artifacts cigarette case design elaborate design exhibition Faberge faberge eggs faberge imperial jeweler to the tsars HMNS houston museum of natural science jewels joel a bartsch Maria Alexandrovich Maria Pavlona mineralogy roman numerals Vladimir Alexandrovich by Steven Bookmark the permalink About Steven Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2010/04/you-werent-the-only-one-who-found-eggs-this-easter/ (2016-02-12)
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