Friday, 22 May 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

Bigger, better invisibility cloak appears

Posted: 22 May 2009 12:00 AM PDT

Researchers have created a new type of invisibility cloak that is simpler than previous designs and works for all colors of the visible spectrum, making it possible to cloak larger objects than before.

Tierney Thys talks about Mola Mola fish

Posted: 21 May 2009 11:36 PM PDT

(10 votes - 2 comments - 150 views)
Charming and funny... maybe *femme oceanographer TED talks are just better?

And thanks to Lendl for pointing to this talk.

How Life May Have Outlasted Early Blasts

Posted: 21 May 2009 10:20 PM PDT

An asteroid bombardment of Earth nearly 4 billion years ago may have actually been a boon to early life on the planet, instead of wiping it out or preventing it from originating, a new study suggests.Asteroids, comets and other impactors from space have been suggested as the causes behind some of the world's great mass extinctions.

How Did Neanderthals Die? We Ate Them

Posted: 21 May 2009 10:10 PM PDT

Scientists think may we ate the Neanderthals?

Do Humans Have a Moral Duty to Improve our Species?

Posted: 21 May 2009 09:30 PM PDT

John Harris, the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics at Manchester University, believes that as parents, as citizens, as scientists, we are morally obliged to do what we can to make life better and longer for ourselves and our children.

YouTube - Motoman assembles camera

Posted: 21 May 2009 09:07 PM PDT

The Oxford handbook of Internet ... - Google Book Search

Posted: 21 May 2009 08:54 PM PDT,M1

Wacky inventions on view in New York

Posted: 21 May 2009 06:50 PM PDT

(11 votes - 2 comments - 221 views)
VIA REUTERS: May 13 - Students from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program display their weird and wacky inventions

Astronauts Drink Recycled Urine, and Celebrate

Posted: 21 May 2009 04:12 PM PDT

Astronauts took a swig of recycled urine water to toast their successful testing of the wastewater recycling system on the International Space Station. U.S. astronaut Michael Barratt called drinking the recycled water the stuff of science fiction, and cracked several jokes during the inauguration of the system known as ECLSS. "We have these highl

Ötzi the Iceman: Up Close and Personal [PICS]

Posted: 21 May 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The new Iceman photoscan website lets you explore the body of the famous Alpine mummy in unprecedented detail. See some of the best images and find out how he lived and died.