Monday, 3 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Humanoid Toyota Robot Can Run at 7Kph

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 05:21 PM PDT

(17 votes - 5 comments - 175 views)
They're coming for us!

Popping a Ballon Inside of Another Balloon

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 04:03 PM PDT

(24 votes - 0 comments - 436 views)
The wavelength of the ruby laser is transmitted through the red balloon and is absorbed by the darker balloon inside.

With thanks to paul4dirt.

Neil Degrasse Tyson on the foolishness of 2012

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:56 PM PDT

(17 votes - 8 comments - 569 views)
Neil Degrasse Tyson discusses all of the attention 2012 is getting and what it speaks of us on jimmy fallons internet test

Climate Change denier Watts eviscerated

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 02:23 PM PDT

(17 votes - 0 comments - 223 views)
Pharyngula: That crank pseudoscience site, Watt's Up With That, got thoroughly reamed ... Watt was not too happy with his public evisceration, however, and scurried off to get it taken down. Here it is, reposted. Enjoy — it's a very good takedown of the climate denialist claims.

'Ebola Cousin' Marburg Virus Isolated From Africa Fruit Bats

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Infection with Marburg virus and the related Ebola virus can produce severe disease in people, with fever and bleeding. During outbreaks, as many as 90 percent of those infected have died. The natural reservoir for Marburg virus, and its cousin Ebola virus, has been the subject of much speculation and scientific investigation....

A Jaw-Dropping Über-Low Wing Pass -- With A Trailing Vortex!

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT


Breakdown In Planck's Law: Bringing Objects Close Together

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, researchers have achieved this feat, and

6 Weird Whacked & Useless Weapons @Discovery (PICS)

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Someone in the Air Force... (and we won't say who) thought it would be a good idea to build a 'Fart Bomb' !!! That's not even close to the oddest thing on this list...

Sex evolved as a Defense Mechanism Against Parasites??

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 07:50 AM PDT

An article published in the July issue of the American Naturalist suggests that sex may have evolved in part as a defense against parasites.

Stars, Dust and Nebula in NGC 6559

Posted: 02 Aug 2009 06:06 AM PDT

Stars, Dust and Nebula in NGC 6559 When stars form, pandemonium reigns. A textbook case is the star forming region NGC 6559. Visible above are red glowing emission nebulas of hydrogen, blue reflection nebulas of dust, dark absorption nebulas of dust, and the stars that formed from them. The first massive stars formed from the dense gas will emit energetic light and winds that erode, fragment, and sculpt their birthplace. And then they explode. The resulting morass can be as beautiful as it is complex. After tens of millions of years, the dust boils away, the gas gets swept away, and all that is left is a naked open cluster of stars.