The Super-Kamioka Neutrino Detection Experiment  under Mount Kamioka near the city of Hida, Japan.

I assumed this was art until I read the caption

The shiny balls are very sensitive light detectors. The chamber is underground to cut out interference from any form of energy that can’t travel through rock. When it’s in use, the entire thing is filled to the top with water, and in pitch black darkness. Neutrinos can fly right through any kind of matter, even through the entire planet, but when they do, a small fraction of them collide with the matter and give off the tiniest flashes of light. When neutrinos from the sun (even at night!) or from particle accelerators in other countries collide with water molecules in this tank, the light detectors see it.


Robert McCall - 1968(I flipped this 180 which is correct, link had the other way)


Robert McCall - 1968
(I flipped this 180 which is correct, link had the other way)



Beautiful Peter Elson artwork for the 1976 Arrow Books reprint of 2001 A Space Odyssey

"There is nothing in space to carry sound. Duh."

GRAVITY - Exclusive Alternate Scene (Redefines Entire Movie) (by Krishna Shenoi)


April 2, 1933: According to some paste-on scholarship on the back of this photo, the French engineer Joseph Archer devoted 11 years to perfecting his propellered  “airline cab,” which was intended to scoot along at 150 miles per hour, suspended from an overhead monorail. Repeated fruitless Google and Times archive searches suggest that Mr. Archer’s invention was not a pedestal-smashing success, nor was his work on a trench mortar as legacy-making as it seemed at the time of this photo’s issue. A side view of the cab can be found here. Photo: The New York Times


June 3, 1933: A drydock inspection of one of the S.S. Manhattan’s propellers in Brooklyn, claimed by the caption to drive the ship two feet forward with every revolution, which could bring it to speeds of 21 knots “with only five boilers in use.” An article published Aug. 13, 1932, reported that the Manhattan carried three stowaways — “Arnold Ronner, 19, of Hartford, and Steve Bohnensteuger, 22, of Manheim, Germany …, and Charles Lake, 21, of Clinton, Iowa, farmer boy, in the first class hold” — and that there was a “thé-dansant on the veranda deck” that afternoon. Photo: The New York Times

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Nov. 16, 1969: Just a few months after Dwight D. Eisenhower’s death, his premonitions of a military-industrial complex were being reported on in The Times magazine, in an article with a photograph in which a mechanic checked the intake blades of a C-5 Galaxy Transport, built by Lockheed in Marietta, Ga. “Since the U.S. is both underwriter and customer, … it should own the defense industry.” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times