Friday, 12 June 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Inside Amateur Science: The Best in Out-of-Lab Research

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Amateur scientists—researchers who work at home or in a temporary lab, without major funding—have made some of the most remarkable discoveries throughout history. Here, Shawn Carlson, executive director of the SciTech Hands On Museum, reveals some of the top citizen scientists and programs that are influencing research now.

Oldest Art in Americas Found on Mammoth Bone?

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The Americas' oldest known artist may have been an Ice Age hunter in what is now Florida, according to an anthropologist who has examined a 13,000-year-old bone etching. Oldest Art in Americas Found on Mammoth Bone?

The Future Of Food

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 04:33 PM PDT

(10 votes - 6 comments - 280 views)
The Future Of Food (1:28:54) offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. - hulu

Awesome Animals That Turn the Laws of Science Upside Down

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

From the humming bird that's faster than the Space Rocket to the polar fish that make their own anti-freeze, nature has some incredible creatures.

DIY X-Files: How You Can Help Find Aliens Using Your PC

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist from SETI@home, wants you (and your PC) to help listen for signals from ET.

Animal, Vegetable, or Not Quite Mineral?

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A rock that formed in the Triassic and wound up in the far northeast of Russia has provided the first ever example of a naturally occurring quasicrystal, a material that has forbidden crystallographic symmetries.

Make Me Greener, Please

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Consultants armed with stepladders and gadgets are selling advice on energy efficiency, indoor air quality and even methods for creating an eco-conscious wardrobe.

Medical Animation - LASIK eye surgery

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 02:12 PM PDT

(11 votes - 3 comments - 179 views)
I could use this kind of surgery, but I dare not. I'm such a pussy.

See the real deal here:

Solar System's Planets Could Spin Out Of Control

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The solar system's clockwork motion is by no means guaranteed: one day the Earth could collide with Venus or tear Mars apart in a close encounter, a new simulation has shown.

10 Robots That Will Never Rule The World

Posted: 11 Jun 2009 11:00 AM PDT

...But what if they joined forces??