Monday, 20 April 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Ten Optical Illusions in Two Minutes

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 11:56 PM PDT

(14 votes - 0 comments - 318 views)
Sad watching all the illusions then watching the reveal always brings out the "aww shucks" in me.

The Big Bang Machine - LHC / CERN

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 11:02 PM PDT

(10 votes - 0 comments - 182 views)
The Big Bang Machine -- As experiments go, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is one of the biggest. Its circular tunnel is 17 miles long, and the most expensive at a cost of six billion dollars. Presenter Brian Cox tackles the question: what exactly is it going to tell us?

One man's quest to honor America's Saturn V rocket

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 09:00 PM PDT

On April 25, 2009, history will be made. At Higgs Farm in Price, Maryland, Steve Eves will enter the history books as the person who flew the largest model rocket in history. The rocket will weigh over 1,600 pounds, it will stand over 36 feet tall and will be powered by a massive array of nine motors: pushing it to an altitude of 3000-4000 feet!

Beer goggles idea is a myth, claim scientists

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 08:40 PM PDT

The well-worn concept of 'beer googles' that make men view women as more attractive the more they drink is a myth, claim scientists.

60 Minutes: Cold Fusion is Hot Again

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 06:40 PM PDT

When first presented in 1989 cold fusion was quickly dismissed as junk science. But, as Scott Pelley reports, there's renewed buzz among scientists that cold fusion could lead to monumental breakthroughs in energy production.

David Attenborough - Wildlife Special: The Great White Shark

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 02:49 PM PDT

(12 votes - 1 comment - 122 views)
Underwater filming of these awesome fish in their natural unabated environments exposes the Great White as a paradox: a shy and cautious creature existing within a highly structured social order, but also a terrific killing machine striking with total surprise and devastating speed from the murky depths.

Narrated by David Attenborough

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At the New Singularity University, Ray Kurzweil Will Train Young Futurists | 80beats | Discover Magazine

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 02:46 PM PDT

Dragon's Egg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 02:42 PM PDT's_Egg

Accelerating Future " Hofstadter, Jones, and Kurzweil on the Singularity

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 02:41 PM PDT

David Gobel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 02:41 PM PDT