Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Symphony of Science - Ode to the Brain

Monday, May 30, 2011

A perfect day

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bear Grylls turns a dead seal into a wet suit

Bear is awesome. I wonder how viable this technique is, couldn't find much about it on the Googles.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Never burn a toast anymore

At my work we got a new toaster, this week i vulcanized all my bread. So i came up with a idea.
To bad it already existed :(

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The sequel of the bird in the forrest

A previous post shows them filmed in the wild.

Magnetic Thinking Putty

Monday, May 16, 2011

I think this applies to most of us

Credits: anticscomic

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nyan Cat!

NON-STOP NYAN CAT!

Very Long Truck

I never knew such long road trains operated. This one is much larger than anything allowed in Australia. It seems to be in Brazil, but wiki doesn't give any mention on road trains in Brazil.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

40 stacks of books from Earth to Neptune

"Three years ago, the world's 27 million business servers processed 9.57 zettabytes, or 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of information.

Researchers at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, estimate that the total is equivalent to a 5.6-billion-mile-high stack of books stretching from Earth to Neptune and back to Earth, repeated about 20 times.

By 2024, business servers worldwide will annually process the digital equivalent of a stack of books extending more than 4.37 light-years to Alpha Centauri, according to a report compiled by the scientists.
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As large as the numbers may seem, the three scientists who worked on the report stated that their server workload figures may be low because server industry sales figures don't fully account for the millions of servers built in-house by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other companies using individual component parts ." - read more...

Saturday, May 07, 2011

In depth reporting on the Shake Weight

The first real zombie proof house

The architect said about this project:
“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security.”
Er, mission achieved by the looks of it. This concrete cuboid folds in upon itself to become completely sealed, with concrete slabs covering windows when they’re not in use. There’s also movable walls, a concrete perimeter fence, and just one entrance – via a drawbridge on the second floor.
Quite good looks as well

Friday, May 06, 2011

Green Toy Soldiers as Casualties of War

Artwork source.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Challenge: identify this helicopter

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Euthanasia Coaster

" “Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful. " read more...
Where can this thing operate legally? Texas was a big surprise to me.
Map of the legality of euthanasia.

Photo of the year?

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

Monday, May 02, 2011

The Antenna

Check out the r/trees thread :)

Hide and seek champion

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