Astronomy

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credit: Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill

4 co-workers were laid off from Hat Creek Radio Observatory on June 22nd 2009. This picture is from 3 months later, near an abandoned desk...

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Via Make Magazine, photographs of a beautifully fabricated orrery, based on Ferguson's Mechanical Paradox. Not a paradox at all, but an elegant arrangement of slightly different ratios in gears that appear to be identical:

http://tinabuescher.blogspot.com/2009/07/illustration-fergusons-mechanic...