Monday, 23 March 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

Alice Waters' Edible School yard

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 09:33 AM PDT

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Acclaimed chef and restaurant owner Alice Waters' Edible School Yard program.

Google Sightseeing - Discover the world via Google Maps and Google Earth

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 06:57 AM PDT

YouTube - Nighty Night - Don's Vasectomy

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 06:46 AM PDT


Posted: 22 Mar 2009 06:06 AM PDT

Sungrazer The Sun destroyed this comet. Arcing toward a fiery fate, this Sungrazer comet was recorded by the SOHO spacecraft's Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph(LASCO) on 1996 Dec. 23. LASCO uses an occulting disk, partially visible at the lower right, to block out the otherwise overwhelming solar disk allowing it to image the inner 5 million miles of the relatively faint corona. The comet is seen as its coma enters the bright equatorial solar wind region (oriented vertically). Spots and blemishes on the image are background stars and camera streaks caused by charged particles. Positioned in space to continuously observe the Sun, SOHO has now been use to discover over 1,500 comets, including numerous sungrazers. Based on their orbits, they are believed to belong to a family of comets created by successive break ups from a single large parent comet which passed very near the sun in the twelfth century. The Great Comet of 1965, Ikeya-Seki, was also a member of the Sungrazer family, coming within about 650,000 kilometers of the Sun's surface. Passing so close to the Sun, Sungrazers are subjected to destructive tidal forces along with intense solar heat. This comet, known as SOHO 6, did not survive.

Flying car takes wing

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 04:20 AM PDT

A prototype of what is being touted as the world's first practical flying car took to the air for the first time this month, a milestone in a project started four years ago by students in MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Scotland prepares to host Europe's first 'dark sky park'

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 02:00 AM PDT

From the car park in the foothills of the Range of the Awful Hand, it is a short walk to what may be the darkest place in the country. Drive up here after sunset and you are unlikely to set eyes on another soul, yet the site is famous among a small group of enthusiasts who come here in the black of night to stand, watch and wonder.

British Ministry of Defence Spooked by UFO sighting

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 01:40 AM PDT

BRITAIN'S defence ministry was so alarmed by reports of a UFO sighting nearly 20 years ago, it took the unusual step of briefing ministers, according to secret files released today.

Coming Clean on Household Cleaners

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 11:50 PM PDT

Though it wasn't named in a recent lawsuit seeking to force makers of household cleaning products to disclose their ingredients, S.C. Johnson & Son, the maker of Windex, Glade and other products, announced that it would do just that.

Fossil Fragments Reveal 500-mil-year-old Monster Predator

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 11:20 PM PDT

Hurdia victoria was originally described in 1912 as a crustacean-like animal. Now, researchers from Uppsala University and colleagues reveal it to be just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal that has an important story to tell about the origin of the largest group of living animals, the arthropods.

"Upside Down" Lightning?

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

"This was the oddest lightning I'd ever seen. It seemed to start from the ground and go upwards," says Flickr user MRHSfan (the photographer), "splitting into a half-dozen different directions. It was bizarre!"