The creative team at Fred Segal Finery in Santa Monica really outdid themselves with our display of ties for Spring 2011. It looks AMAZING and I’m obsessed with the phrenology heads! Thanks so much guys!

My dear friend the amazing Cynthia Altoriso sent me this amazing photograph of Yasutaro Mitsui with a robot from the early 1930’s. I’m totally obsessed with this!

This is 1950’s Steky spy camera is AMAZING! It measures approximately 2.5″ by 1″. I wonder what top secret documents it photographed.

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Who said scientists weren’t stylish? These images definitely prove otherwise. Look at all of those french cuffs, bowties, skinny ties, and the white oxford!

Dr. Robert M. White

Dr. Robert M. White

Scientists at a physics convention

Scientists at a physics convention

Charles Feltz with Project Apollo moonship designers

Charles Feltz with Project Apollo moonship designers

Scientists at panel discussing medicine.

Scientists at panel discussing medicine.

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High school science teacher - I love the bowtie!

High school science teacher - I love the bowtie!

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

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Atomic physicist Ralph E. Lapp

Atomic physicist Ralph E. Lapp

Dr. Humberto, Fernandez Moran-Young

Dr. Humberto, Fernandez Moran-Young

Dr. John F. Enders, Harvard scientist

Dr. John F. Enders, Harvard scientist

Dr. Stanley Liningston

Dr. Stanley Liningston

Physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

Physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

Dr. Gordon Ferrie Hull

Dr. Gordon Ferrie Hull

Physicist G. E. Brown

Physicist G. E. Brown

Physicist Clifford Berry

Physicist Clifford Berry

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Scientist-preacher William G. Pollard - Check out the clerical collar!

Scientist-preacher William G. Pollard - Check out the clerical collar!

Stanford r. Ovshinsky

Stanford r. Ovshinsky

Here are some more incredible images of the Mercury Project astronauts.  I’m obsessed with the old space suits!

The original Mercury astronauts - John Glenn, Virgil Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Donald Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper.

The original Mercury astronauts - John Glenn, Virgil Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Donald Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper.

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LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959

LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959

LIFE Magazine Space Wives - September 1959

LIFE Magazine Space Wives - September 21, 1959

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Stephen Hawking – 1965

March 12, 2009

It doesn’t get much better than this.

Sartorial all-star and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking with his first wife Jane - 1965

Vintage Sci-Fi Book Covers

February 1, 2009

I found all of these great old sci-fi book covers on “Found in Mom’s Basement”.  These are all really cool.

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Amazing Celestial Images

January 17, 2009

I found these amazing celestial images on Ted Wolfe’s Starsite.   Mr. Wolfe uses an ST8e camera and a sweet Ritchey-Chretien telescope to shoot these images.  Here are some of my favorites.

The Crab Nebula - A star that went supernova in the year 1054. The explosion remnants have been traveling outward at the rate of 78 million miles per day since then.

The Crab Nebula - A star that went supernova in the year 1054. The explosion remnants have been traveling outward at the rate of 78 million miles per day since then.

Eagle Nebula - The dark figure is in the form of an eagle with its wing spread to the back, and its "talons" seemingly grasping a struggling fish. A fanciful description of a striking star forming nebula in our galaxy.

Eagle Nebula - The dark figure is in the form of an eagle with its wing spread to the back, and its "talons" seemingly grasping a struggling fish. A fanciful description of a striking star forming nebula in our galaxy.

Andromeda Gallaxy - The nearest large galaxy to our own. An immense, island universe of stars, gas and dust. Recent estimates place it about 2.9 million light years away, and its diameter at about 250,000 light years. This makes it 2 1/2 times larger than our galaxy. It is moving towards us, and will eventually collide with the MilkyWay.

Andromeda Gallaxy - The nearest large galaxy to our own. An immense, island universe of stars, gas and dust. Recent estimates place it about 2.9 million light years away, and its diameter at about 250,000 light years. This makes it 2 1/2 times larger than our galaxy. It is moving towards us, and will eventually collide with the MilkyWay.

The "Whirlpool" galaxy is seen rotating in a counter clockwise direction. Note the smaller, yellow galaxy on the left. It has passed quite close to the larger galaxy. This near encounter has resulted in the "plumes" of material coming out of it, and a long arm has been drawn out of the "Whirlpool" towards it.

The "Whirlpool" galaxy is seen rotating in a counter clockwise direction. Note the smaller, yellow galaxy on the left. It has passed quite close to the larger galaxy. This near encounter has resulted in the "plumes" of material coming out of it, and a long arm has been drawn out of the "Whirlpool" towards it.

Named "The Perfect Galaxy" by some astronomers because of its wonderfully symmetrical design. This galaxy shows its reddish "HII" regions along its winding arm structure

Named "The Perfect Galaxy" by some astronomers because of its wonderfully symmetrical design. This galaxy shows its reddish "HII" regions along its winding arm structure

A beautiful barred spiral at 64 million light years away

A beautiful barred spiral at 64 million light years away

The "Veil" nebula threads its way across the constellation Cygnus, covering about 2 1/2 degrees of the night sky. Another supernova remnant scattering heavy elements such as gold, silver, uranium, and titanium etc. into space for incorporation into future solar systems.

The "Veil" nebula threads its way across the constellation Cygnus, covering about 2 1/2 degrees of the night sky. Another supernova remnant scattering heavy elements such as gold, silver, uranium, and titanium etc. into space for incorporation into future solar systems.

Nice group of active prominences on the edge of the sun

Nice group of active prominences on the edge of the sun