Thursday, 16 July 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Timeline: The evolution of life

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 12:00 AM PDT

There are all sorts of ways to reconstruct the history of life on Earth. Pinning down when specific events occurred is often tricky, though.


Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:44 PM PDT

YouTube - Queens of the Stone Age - Make it wit Chu

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:34 PM PDT

Wearing Red: An Olympic Advantage?

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 10:08 PM PDT

(11 votes - 1 comment - 355 views)
Wondering who's got an edge in the next game or Olympic event? Here's a hint: Watch out for the contenders in red. (From ScienCentral)

Computer learns sign language by watching TV.

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:57 PM PDT

(12 votes - 0 comments - 114 views)
"It's not only humans that can learn from watching television. Software developed in the UK has worked out the basics of sign language by absorbing TV shows that are both subtitled and signed..."

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Europe's New Space Truck Takes Shape

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Europe's next space freighter - Johannes Kepler - is being built for a mission to re-supply the space station in 2010.

DIY Earthquake: Testing a (Wooden) Shake-Proof Home

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

New designs for big buildings may help make cheap materials like wood as earthquake-proof as expensive ones. But first, researchers have to test the designs making an earthquake in the world's largest shake lab.

Buzz Aldrin Reflects on 40th Anniversary of Lunar Landing

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin prior to the historic mission that saw Armstrong and Aldrin, on Sunday, July 20, 1969, became the first humans to set foot on the moon. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, Buzz Aldrin spoke about the mission, his colleagues, and how it felt.

Students Build Hydrogen Vehicle That Gets 1,336 MPG

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 03:35 PM PDT

(14 votes - 4 comments - 241 views)
Turkish students at Sakarya University have built a hydrogen car that gets 1,336 mpg but cost $170,000 to build.

Crescent-Shaped Earth Rising, As Seen From The Moon {PICS}

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Crescent Earth captured during the unmanned Apollo 4 mission, 1967, Image: NASA Just as people on Earth debate whether the moon looks like a face ...Astronauts have been taking pictures of the Earth's crescent from Space for a while. Here's a breathtaking selection.