Jul
30

Unst, Shetland. July 2012

Late sun, viewing SSE from Underhoul, Unst, Shetland. False tilt-shift effect

My dad took these photos, on Unst, Shetland, and the smaller uninhabited islands of Huney and Balta.

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May
5

Boron

Boron explosion

Boron is a chemical element produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation. In addition to this impressive accolade, it has some unusual conductive properties, and amongst other feats it is capable of forming stable covalently bonded molecular networks! In its amorphous form it’s an excellent choice for the discerning pyrotechnic chemist wishing to create a bright green fireball, which is what you see here. See more…

May
5

Bonnie goes to Holland

Horses at the beach in Amsterdam

My daughter Bonnie visits her cousin – Summer Love – in Holland for the first time.

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Apr
25

Colin the Cat

Colin isn’t with us anymore. He was a good cat, and having achieved world-wide fame for his tape-measuring antics he now lives on in the heart and mind of the internet. Please spread this video far and wide to sustain his glorious legacy

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