Saturday, 16 May 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

A Repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (PICS)

Posted: 15 May 2009 11:40 PM PDT

Atlantis' astronauts headed out for another spacewalk Friday, this time to give the Hubble Space Telescope some new, badly needed gyroscopes and batteries. Replacing Hubble's gyroscopes is the top priority for this final repair mission to the 19-year-old observatory.

YouTube - Alexisonfire - "Happiness By The Kilowatt" (Extended Live)

Posted: 15 May 2009 09:42 PM PDT

YouTube - Dallas Green - "Sidewalk When She Walks" (Solo)

Posted: 15 May 2009 09:19 PM PDT

Extreme vacuum boils water into ice

Posted: 15 May 2009 08:18 PM PDT

(10 votes - 1 comment - 161 views)
Not as cool as Doc Brown's ice-maker from Back to the Future III, but still a pretty impressive way to make ice. Or a wasteful way to use a $4M piece of equipment...

YouTube - City And Colour - Cowgirl In The Sand (Neil Young Cover)

Posted: 15 May 2009 06:50 PM PDT

YouTube - Dallas Green plays new song on streets of orlando

Posted: 15 May 2009 06:48 PM PDT

Giant Dinosaurs Stuck Their Necks Out, Not Up?

Posted: 15 May 2009 06:30 PM PDT

Long-necked dinosaurs didn't graze treetops, according to new research that suggests the prehistoric animals were better off holding their necks horizontal, not upright.

Can happiness be inherited?

Posted: 15 May 2009 05:30 PM PDT

A new study suggests that what we feel can be genetically inherited by our children.

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Posted: 15 May 2009 05:21 PM PDT

Wolfram Alpha usage screencast

Posted: 15 May 2009 02:20 PM PDT

(15 votes - 5 comments - 143 views)
Stephen Wolfram presents some fascinating aspects of the new Wolfram Alpha search engine / computation tool. I can't wait to get my hands on it!


Some of this was also demonstrated in this talk: