Category Archives: Science

A Toe in the Amazing Land of Solarpunk

Claudie Arseneault/ February 1, 2015/ Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Science, Varia, Viral Airwaves, Worldbuilding, Writing/ 3 comments

The first time I read the term “Solarpunk”, I got really excited. First before I was struggling to find a genre for Viral Airwaves, and this seemed like it might fit (it kind of does). Second because I am a big sucker for steampunk, and for new solar technologies. But what is solarpunk? It is a genre that reenvisions the future

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The Immortal Jellyfish

Claudie Arseneault/ August 22, 2011/ Science/ 9 comments

Nature is full of surprises and crazy exploits. Some are pretty and fascinating. Others are mindblowing. Turritopsis nutricula is one of them. This medusa is smaller than your fingertip, but you can bet it’ll live on longer than you. In fact, barring environmental predators, it’ll never die. That’s right. Our friend T. nutricula is an immortal jellyfish. Turritopsis nutricula uses

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Six Thousand Feet in the Air

Claudie Arseneault/ July 20, 2011/ Personal, Science/ 6 comments

Chose promise, chose due.  I promised to tell you all about my hot air balloon trip, and this is where it happens. This post is going to be long and full of pictures. You have been warned! My first flight plan was cancelled due to bad weather. You don’t fly if it’s raining, or if the ground is wet. It’d

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