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  • Roses with Personality: Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents | BEYONDbones
    and philosophers to ordinary folks to reflect their individual personalities The amazing photography of Don Glentzer showcases these roses brilliantly and excerpts from a book of the same name by his wife Molly Glentzer fill us in on the fascinating stories behind their creation Don was kind enough to share his method for creating these stunning images with us The images in the Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents exhibit are designed to be formal portraits similar in composition and detail to the botanical illustrations of early 19th century artists such as Pierre Joseph Redoute The light quality is very soft like a partly cloudy day that minimizes shadows and enhances the texture shape and color of each rose petal The roses were photographed at the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham Texas and two gardens located in northern California I constructed a small scale tabletop studio in motel rooms near each garden to pose the roses against a white background I had one blooming season to photograph 50 roses This was a daunting task considering that many old fashioned roses are not grown for show or coddled to produce perfect blooms and pristine leaves Writer Molly Glentzer my wife worked alongside me to find beautiful specimens that would also lend themselves to good stories The digital prints produced for the show are printed on Museo silver rag paper with Epson archival inks To learn more about Pink Ladies Crimson Gents Portraits and Legends of 50 Roses you can visit our website starting next week at www glentzerprojects com Don Glentzer May 2008 Don t miss the Glentzer s upcoming Behind The Scenes Tour of their exhibit on June 17 They ll walk you through the exhibit to share the fascinating stories behind each of these spectacular roses and the creation of

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/05/roses-with-personality-pink-ladies-and-crimson-gents/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Looking Back… | BEYONDbones
    the Soviet probes Venera 5 and Venera 6 transmit data back to Earth as they crash onto the surface of Venus On May 20th 1570 the cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues what is commonly reffered to as the first modern Atlas On May 20th 1927 Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in a small single seat single engine plane known as the Spirit of St Louis 33 and a half hours later Lindbergh landed in Paris France completing the first solo non stop flight across across the Atlantic Ocean Exactly five years later on May 20th of 1933 Amelia Earhart took off from NewFoundland headed for Paris She crossed the Atlantic in a measley fifteen hours but bad weather forcerd her to turn north and land in Ireland If you can see this then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it s missing Get Flash Player from Adobe 1 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged abraham ortelius amelia earhart atlas charles elmer hires charles linbergh root beer Science space exploration spirirt of st louis this day in science this week in science venera venus by Steven Bookmark

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/05/looking-back-5/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Science Friday! What’s going on in your brain? | BEYONDbones
    really going on inside your head when you make a decision make a mistake or have a few drinks Find out in this week s segment about new research involving the field of functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life

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  • Pixel Magic Under the Dome | BEYONDbones
    in the US to premiere a full dome projection system here in the fall of 1998 Have you ever wondered how we fill the dome with images especially since a dome is so much bigger than a movie screen The next time you visit us look around for the big projector cage that once dominated the center of the dome It s gone replaced by six high resolution high brightness video projectors each filling a portion of the dome with a specific part of a giant fisheye movie Over eight million pixels are delivered to the dome thirty times each second to create the full dome movie experience Audiences must learn to turn around and enjoy the motion that surrounds them and try not to get dizzy in the process Here the projectors are creating an underwaterscene from Night of the Titanic To make the planetarium magic six computers play their different parts of the giant fisheye movie at exactly the same time and rate All six must be blended perfectly at the edges and all six projectors must be so alike in color and brightness that it looks like a continuous moving full dome image The second trick of full dome production is to use the dome experience to its fullest We are now completing the scenes for the upcoming Ice Worlds show opening on July 4 It is most important to put the visitor in the middle of the action flying through the icy ringlets of Saturn landing on the ice moon Europa even having a polar bear paw land on your head If you haven t visited the Planetarium recently it s time to join the adventure and experience the action 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Astronomy and tagged burke baker planetarium earth s

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  • Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.15.08) | BEYONDbones
    phenomena they may be a giant hole in the cosmos Or maybe not we can t really be sure NASA didn t find aliens but they did find something really cool Today the symphony tomorrow the world A robot took over conducting Detroit s Symphony National Geographic has video of the rare Dead Sea Scroll frgament that was shown only briefly in Jerusalem recently 0 0 0 This entry was

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  • To BEE or not to BEE | BEYONDbones
    grain food crop that is NOT pollinated by bees Of course bees also produce honey and other products wax pollen propolis but these are much less important than their pollination services The recent concern over the health and well being of honeybees is because of their huge importance to agriculture not because of a potential honey shortage I ll digress about colony collapse disorder in a later blog When not in an established hive honeybees are not agressive People typically use the term bee to denote any flying stinging insect and bees are generally feared because of their sting However most stings blamed on bees are actually due to social wasps such as yellow jackets and bald faced hornets Social wasps do not collect pollen or make honey but are predators of insects and spiders They do defend themselves and their paper nests with a painful sting Moreover unlike honeybees they can sting more than once In fact away from their colonies i e when they are out foraging for nectar and pollen honeybees are unlikely to sting Yes they will certainly sting if their nest is threatened but in general they do so reluctantly Because a honeybee loses her life when she stings every sting needs to count The barbed tip of a worker bee s stinger holds fast into whatever is stung and pulls out her venom sac and other innards along with it a kamikaze end to a short and busy life If you walk through a meadow of wildflowers in mid summer you may see in addition to honeybees many different native bees visiting flowers Large bees include bumblebees and carpenter bees Smaller ones might include leafcutter bees orchard bees sweat bees digger bees and more Of these only honeybees and bumblebees to a much lesser

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  • Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.14.08) | BEYONDbones
    head or like a beanie that actually flies is heading to Italy to take flight from the place where da Vinci originally conceived of a vertical flight machine And in other da Vinci news builders in Abu Dhabi are working on the da Vinci Tower a 68 story building with independently rotating floors The shape of the building itself will be in constant flux Check out the video here Divers in France s Rhone River have found the oldest known bust of Caesar and they re wondering why did it get thrown there Well I m not very good at either but a new study of mice indicates that eating less is better than moving more We didn t mean to make you sad BayouDawn but we can t get the Terra Cotta Warriors here until next year To cheer us all up though BD does have a list of great exhibits you can see now in Houston 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged Abu Dhabi archaeology bayoudawn Caesar da vinci france helicopter rhone river shrimp teraa cotta warriors vertical flight vision by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/05/science-doesnt-sleep-51408/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Frog Squeegee | BEYONDbones
    toes and like a snail s trail the little buggers have hiked up a vertical wall As difficult as it is and of course never with a camera in hand the best part is catching the frogs in the act Watching them as they attempt to scale a slick wet completely vertical surface can be endlessly amusing My favorite memory is of a D azureus who was climbing and started to slide D azureus similar to our own frog squeegee photo credit Traveling Fools of America He pressed his belly to the glass still slid pressed his throat and neck still slipped pressed his whole feet and thighs slipped a fraction and finally stopped by pressing his upper arms as well It was amazing Almost every ventral surface was adhered to the glass When I asked a fellow herper about this she jokingly replied mine are trained to clean their own glass like little frog squeegees Frog prints with D azureus in background You are welcome to visit our very own frog squeegees in the entrance of the Cockrell Butterfly Center Of all the frogs we have had here the only other frog I have witnessed doing this behavior is the Red eyed Tree Frog A fellow coworker Eydie R was fortunate to video one of our Red eyes during the Frogs exhibit I hope you enjoy If you have seen any aforementioned squeegees among your frogs please let me know 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Zoology and tagged animal husbandry azureus frogs herpetariums poison dart frogs poison frogs terrariums by Christine Bookmark the permalink About Christine Christine manages the live animal collection teaches weekday dissection labs and summer camp classes and presents Wildlife on Wheels programs It has been said that she is usually carrying something

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