Archive for September, 2008

Mad Scientist Potion Video

It bubbles, glows, and produces fog. A vodka & tonic or gin & tonic works well for this. Lemon juice with tonic water is good for a mad scientist soft drink. All you need is a black light somewhere in the room and some dry ice. If you are daring (or maybe reckless is the word I want), you can put the last tiny bit of dry ice in your mouth and blow carbon dioxide smoke rings. I’m not advising that… just saying you could.

September 30, 2008 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

Dry Ice Bubble Video

Of all the dry ice projects I did over the past couple of days, I think making giant dry ice bubbles was my favorite. While the bubble shown in this video popped, most of the bubbles stabilized and lasted for several minutes. They resembled cloudy crystal balls. Beautiful! Of course, popping them was fun too.

September 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Dry Ice Volcano Cake Video

I made a video of what the erupting dry ice volcano cake looks like. No, you are not allowed to comment on my l33t cake-decorating skillz. Very few cakes in my house last long enough to get frosted, so I don’t get a lot of practice.

My son says the video needs music. He was partial to In the Hall of the Mountain King, but I have no idea how to find permissible mp3s for videos… well, except for recording them myself and I’m not that energetic today. I do have mp3s of my own music, but I don’t write anything that sounds “science-y”. I’ll work on that. For now, my videos remain silent films.

September 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

Pretty Hobie Cat

Hobie Cat

Hobie Cat

I like cats, whether they are the feline-type cats or Jaguar car-type cats or catamaran cats. This pretty kitty was launching just past the Garden City pier yesterday. These things look like so much fun! But… they also look like they eat a lot of garage space and require registration and all that great stuff. It’s still pretty!

September 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Tropical Storm Hannah

Myrtle Beach the morning after Hannah made landfall.

Myrtle Beach the morning after Hannah made landfall.

Myrtle Beach really needed the rain from Hannah. The national news agencies seemed to hype up the storm. It was wet and a little windy… that was it. The waves were wonderful Friday evening as the storm was incoming. There were more cross-currents, but the everpresent riptide seemed milder than usual. This photo was taken the morning after Hannah’s passage (those clouds are the back of Hannah).

September 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday – Photos of Nebraska

Burwell Park

Burwell Park

Corn

Corn

North Loup River

North Loup River

Calamus Reservoir

Calamus Reservoir

Calamus Reservoir

Calamus Reservoir

Sunrise in the Sandhills

Sunrise in the Sandhills

September 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm 4 comments


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