Sunday, 26 July 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Dragon Well Tea (Longjing) - Finally! World's Best Green Tea Revealed

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 02:36 PM PDT

Storm Chasers go INSIDE the Aurora, Nebraska tornado

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 12:38 PM PDT

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These guys are farkin' NUTS! This is some scary stuff.

From YT:
INSANE video from inside the powerful Aurora, Nebraska tornado on June 17, 2009. The tornado intensified right on top of the SRV Dominator, and the window was blown out as an intense mini suction vortex passed over the vehicle. A 138.8 mph wind gust was measured by the roof anemometer as the window blow out. Check out Storm Chasers on Discovery Channel this Fall for the video of the glass slamming into our faces.

Spitzer Spies Out-Of-This-World Galaxy

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 10:00 AM PDT

The galaxy, called NGC 1097, is located 50 million light-years away. It is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars. The "eye" at the center of the galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars.

An Unusual Collection : A Brain Tumor Tissue Bank

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Five years ago, as she was walking into Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center in Methuen, Mass., Patricia Fey saw a priest she knew and cornered him. "I'm like 'Oh, Father Peter! And I sort of grabbed him by his arm," she recounts. "I said, 'What are you doing here? Father Peter! I could use a prayer right now.

The Eagle Rises

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 06:06 AM PDT

The Eagle Rises Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this remarkable stereo view from lunar orbit. Created from two photographs (AS11-44-6633, AS11-44-6634) taken by astronaut Michael Collins forty years ago during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the 3D anaglyph features the lunar module ascent stage, dubbed The Eagle, as it rises to meet the command module in lunar orbit. Aboard the ascent stage are Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first to walk on the Moon. The smooth, dark area on the lunar surface is Mare Smythii located just below the equator on the extreme eastern edge of the Moon's near side. Poised beyond the lunar horizon, is our fair planet Earth.