Thursday, 13 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

NASA's Volcanic Robo-Spiders: Sentinels of Future Eruptions

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 10:30 PM PDT

NASA has deployed a swarm of robo-spiders to stand guard over an active volcano. Fifteen spiderbots were deployed in and around Mt. Saint Helens, arming the area with early seismographic warning of any future eruptions.

Scientists Record Music Composed by Fish and Ants

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 09:52 PM PDT

(11 votes - 4 comments - 267 views)
"Scientists at Georgia Tech in Atlanta are trying to set the movements of fish and ants to music. If they're successful, the results could help both humans and animals live richer lives. (Dec. 17, 2008)"

TYT - Oral Sex Good for Pregnancy

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 09:32 PM PDT

(12 votes - 1 comment - 188 views)
Journal recommends women swallow semen to increase immune system in pregnancy.

Killer Asteroids May Escape NASA's Notice

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 08:40 PM PDT

NASA is charged with seeking out nearly all the asteroids that threaten Earth but doesn't have the money to do the job, a federal report says.That's because even though Congress assigned the space agency this mission four years ago, it never gave NASA money to build the necessary telescopes, the new National Academy of Sciences report says.

Top 10 Crazy Theories About The Universe That Were True

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 08:00 PM PDT

A look at 10 of the craziest theories about our universe that are now readily accepted.

Into the Eye of a Hurricane: Wild Ride in a Souped Up Plane

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 06:10 PM PDT

"What did you do?" I asked. "I did what I presume everybody else was doing," she replied. "I prayed."

Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombies

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 06:00 PM PDT

In a bizarre parasitic death sentence, a fungus turns carpenter ants into the walking dead and gets them to die in a spot that's perfect for the fungus to grow and reproduce. Scientists have no clue how the fungus takes control of the brains of ants so effectively.

ET Text Home? Send SMSes to Outer Space

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

An Australian website is giving texting an intergalactic touch. Until Aug.24, people hankering for an out-of-this-world experience can visit to post messages no longer than 160 characters that will be transmitted to Gliese 581d, the nearest Earth-like planet outside the solar system likely to support life.

Design and the Elastic Mind

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:19 PM PDT

(11 votes - 0 comments - 219 views)
"MOMA design curator Paola Antonelli previews the groundbreaking show 'Design and the Elastic Mind' -- full of products and designs that reflect the way we think now." -TED

The Big Bang Explained in Two Minutes

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:17 PM PDT

(55 votes - 32 comments - 943 views)
The origin of space and time explained in two minutes flat.