Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Zombie Ants: Attack of the Killer Fungi! (VID)

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:50 AM PDT

Discover the weird world of the Cordyceps, a killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow and diminish the insect population.

An explosive so sensitive, it will detonate with a feather

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 10:30 PM PDT

Nitroglycerin is moderately easy to detonate, and a hammer is more than enough. Nitrogen triiodide will detonate if it is merely breathed on.

World's smallest laser cracks open the door to THz CPU race

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Researchers have created the tiniest laser since its invention nearly 50 years ago, paving the way for a host of innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging.

What Is This?

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Is it an alien desert crop circle made from cars and campers? Some kind of ancient civilization uncovered by freak dust storm? Truth be told it's neither, actually:

Astrobiology and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

How close are we to discovering life elsewhere in the Solar System? Any discovery of life elsewhere would 'profoundly change our understanding of where we came from and our place in the cosmos'.

'Smell of Death' Study Could Help Recover Bodies

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Researchers say that a chemical profile of decomposition could eventually lead to a portable electronic device for detecting human bodies at crime scenes and disaster areas.

Asteroids flock together to build planets

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Swarms of boulders may have collapsed spontaneously under their own gravity in the early solar system, forming the building blocks of the planets

New DNA test uses nanotechnology-finds early signs of Cancer

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Using tiny crystals called quantum dots, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that are early warning signs of cancer.................................

First discovery of life's building block in comet made

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. "Glycine is an amino acid used by living organisms to make proteins, and this is the first time an amino acid has been found in a comet," said Dr. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

YouTube - meow mix

Posted: 17 Aug 2009 01:37 PM PDT