Saturday, 11 July 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Making Of: Boeing Super Hornet

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

A timelapse video of a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet being constructed.

Discovery Space: Moon Landing Factoids

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

What has duct tape and lightning got to do with the Apollo Program? Actually, quite a lot. Have a browse through these lesser known facts of the Apollo missions and take a quick journey back to the moon, pausing to examine some of the lesser-known facts along the way.

Amazing multi-galaxy collision caught in action

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Four galaxies are involved in this pile-up 280 million light years from Earth.

APOD: 2009 July 10 - The Pillars of Eagle Castle

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

What lights up this castle of star formation? The familiar Eagle Nebula glows bright in many colors at once. The above image is a composite of three of these glowing gas colors. Pillars of dark dust nicely outline some of the denser towers of star formation. Energetic light from young massive stars causes the gas to glow

The 1,700-Ft Tsunami That Struck Alaska-Can It Happen Again?

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 09:10 AM PDT

On the night of July 7th, 1958 the world's largest wave in recorded history engorged Alaska's Lituya bay, located about 250 miles west of Juneau in the Gulf of Alaska. It was 1,700 feet or 520 meters, almost twice the height of the Eiffel Tower....

10 things we didn't know last week

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 08:11 AM PDT

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience. 1. Heavy metal in Morocco is regarded as devil-worship. More details 2. Monkeys notice bad grammar. More details 3. Trousers used to be called unmentionables. More details 4. Neil Armstrong took Dvorak's New World Symphony and theremin music to the moon. More details 5. The best place to put a wind turbine is in Orkney Islands. More details 6. Dinosaurs were couch potatoes. More details (Daily Telegraph) 7. Ice fallen from the sky is due to leaking plane ventilation systems. More details 8. Clothes could take photos. More details 9. Ringo Starr's mum wanted him to work in a bank. More details 10. Sir Jimmy Savile once saved the day by directing traffic. More details Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week.Thanks to Vic Barton-Walderstadt from Welwyn Garden City for this week's picture of 10 London Eye pods.

Dry Ice Bubble

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 08:05 AM PDT

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Military mega-lasers are too hot to handle

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 07:40 AM PDT

HIGH-ENERGY laser weapons have been hailed as the future of anti-missile defence, but they may be further from being battle-ready than military chiefs hoped.In recent tests, several prototypes have suffered serious damage to their optics at intensities well below the expected levels of tolerance.

Richard Dawkins 2009 Lecture on Darwin and Evolution

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 07:36 AM PDT

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Richard Dawkins presented and investigated if Darwin was the most revolutionary scientist ever, and examined the evolutionary theories of his contemporaries. Dawkins suggests that there are four "bridges to evolutionary understanding" and illustrates this with four claimants to the evolution of natural selection: Edward Blyth, Patrick Matthew, Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin. The fifth bridge of evolutionary understanding is identified as modern genetics which he terms digital Darwinism.

Professor Richard Dawkins delivered this year's Open University lecture at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday 17th March 2009.

Jandrew Edits

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 06:47 AM PDT