Tuesday, May 24, 2005

learn.arc.nasa.gov - NLT - NASA Learning Technologies

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Fuel cell for prosthetics runs on blood

IOL: Science & Tech: "A Japanese research team has developed a fuel cell that runs on blood without using toxic substances, opening the way for use in artificial hearts and other organs.

The biological fuel cell uses glucose, a sugar in blood, with a non-toxic substance used to draw electrons from glucose, said the team led by Matsuhiko Nishizawa, bio-engineering professor at the graduate school of state-run Tohoku University.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Astronomy Pic of the Day: 2005 May 11 - The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Archaeologists find 'Britain's oldest shoe

Originally uploaded by Mike Cable.
Archaeologists excavating a quarry in Somerset claim to have found Britain's oldest shoe, believed to be 2,000 years old.

They said the shoe, which was found at Whitehall Quarry, near Wellington, was the equivalent to a modern size 9 or 10, and was so well preserved that the stitching and lace holes were visible in the leather.


Monday, May 09, 2005

Bigfoot Video Footage

Bigfoot: "
An expedition to confirm the latest ‘Bigfoot’ sighting was announced last night on ‘A Current Affair’ by host Tim Green.

“The hunt is on for ‘Bigfoot’ and ‘A Current Affair’ is leading the way,” says Green on last night’s broadcast. “We are sending an expedition to Manitoba to track Bigfoot.”

After ‘A Current Affair’ unleashed videotape across America of the latest sighting of the infamous Bigfoot, the scientific, zoological and journalistic communities have united in the excitement of discovery -- and now in an expedition to confirm the existence of this entity."

All I can say is I'm not impressed.

Boing Boing: New mammal found in Borneo

Hot sauce is a real killer

The Sun Newspaper Online - UK's biggest selling newspaper: "A NEW chilli sauce goes on sale today that is so hot it could KILL.

Ultra-concentrated “16 Million Reserve” is the hottest science can make.

The sauce is 30 times hotter than the spiciest pepper and 8,000 times more fiery than Tabasco."

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Astronomy Picture of the day - NGC 3314: When Galaxies Overlap

Friday, May 06, 2005

India's New High-Tech Mapping Satellite in Orbit

Sci-Tech Today - Space - India's New High-Tech Mapping Satellite in Orbit: "ndia's new mapping satellite, mounted with two cameras for stereographic imaging, reportedly can take photos of cars on the ground, though not their number plates. It can capture visual features down to 2.5 meters (8 feet 2 inches) across."

Earth Has Become Brighter, but No One Is Sure Why - New York Times

Earth Has Become Brighter, but No One Is Sure Why - New York Times: "Reversing a decades-long trend toward 'global dimming,' Earth's surface has become brighter since 1990, scientists are reporting today.

The brightening means that more sunlight - and thus more heat - is reaching the ground. That could partly explain the record-high global temperatures reported in the late 1990's, and it could accelerate the planet's warming trend."