This was a very good week for my section of ResearchBlogging, and I had a hard time picking selections!
- In the news this month: discovery of water on the moon. Here, Megan at Rigel describes the recent, and independently confirmed, observations that water is present on the moon!
- That’s for Jan Brueghel the Elder… Niall at we are all in the gutter talks a bit about the appearance of telescopes in Flemish paintings of the 1600s and what it implies about the use of said instruments at that time.
- How we see? How they see? Simulation of vision in persons with myopia, cataracts, or supervision… At Optics Confidential, Pablo Artal describes his own technique for simulating the vision of others. See what life is like for myopic people, or people with cataracts! With video.
- across the universe in a lifetime. with a catch. At weird things, Greg Fish talks about relativity and what it implies for future space exploration.
As a bonus, emma at we are all in the gutter talks about the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel awards, given out for, shall we say, unusual research! She also describes some of her favorite past winners.
Check back next Monday for more “miscellaneous” highlights!