Archive for December, 2006

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Carl Sagan’s pale blue dot

I have always found Carl Sagan’s image of the “pale blue dot” to be inspiring. Here’s part of a public lecture on October 13, 1994 about our small dot in the universe: We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. […]

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Monday, December 4th, 2006

Mac tips for scientists

Ken Bowman, author of An Introduction to Programming with IDL, has been collecting tips for the Mac that would be of particular interest to IDL programmers at Mac tips and tricks. Also of interest to Mac using scientists: MacResearch: Online Community and Resource for Mac OS X in Science has general resources for scientific programming […]

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