Sunday, September 24, 2006
I have mentioned using 3d laser scanning technology to record rock art before. Now the archaeology data service has made the archive of the project: Breaking Through Rock Art Recording: 3D laser scanning of megalithic rock art available. There are lots of nice images and renderings of the scans available and it is even possible to get hold of the 3d data if you ask for it and pay a fee as the files are quite big. The sites scanned for the project were Long meg, Castlerigg, Copt Howe and Horseshoe rock.
See also: Project page at the University of Durham
Castlerigg - the spiral that vanished at the Rock art blog
The stinkhorns are a fascinating fungi noted for their rapid growth, smell and unusual appearance.
Phallus impudicus breaking through a pavement from ref. 1
1) Is Phallus impudicus a mycological giant?
Mycologist, Volume 18, Part
2) Dimethyl oligosulphides, major volatiles released from Sauromatum guttatum and Phallus impudicus
BORG-KARLSON A.-K; ENGLUND F. O; UNELIUS C. R.
Phytochemistry, 1994, vol. 35, no2, pp. 321-323.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Friends In High Places & Homeopathy Packaging And Flu from Badscience
New regulations on licensing of homeopathy from Sense about Science see also: Malaria & homeopathy
A Quack's Charter (Lock & Load)
Reminder: things arenÂt so great in the UK, eitherÂ (Memoirs of a Skepchick)
Water Torture (Holmes Report Blog)