Anyone catch last night’s Total Lunar Eclipse? I went into the countryside late last night/early morning to see if I could catch a glimpse of the eclipse, but unfortunately due too heavy cloud cover and heavy fog I didn’t get to see much. Not to worry though, I had a nice drive in the foggy countryside and found some great
The Large Hadron Collider – the most powerful atom-smasher ever built – will be switched on in May 2008, and particle physics will hit pay-dirt. However a pair of Russian mathematicians (Irina Aref’eva and Igor Volovich) have are stating that the LHC might just turn out to be the world’s first time machine. It is a highly speculative claim, that’s for sure.
Just a heads up that a total eclipse of the Moon will be occuring during the night of Wednesday/Thrusday the 20th/21st February 2008. The entire event will be visible from South America and most of North America (on February 20th) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on February 21st). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon’s disk can take on a
The structure covers 538 square feet and travels 26 feet into the earth. In it’s construction, the colony moved 40 tons of soil. Billions of ant loads of soil were brought to the surface. Each load weighed four times as much as the worker ant, and in human terms, was carried over 1/2 mile to the surface. It is the
Labour-saving machines save us labour, that’s the point. They transport us from the ground floor to the fifth floor. They take us from A to B. They wash and dry and cook and clean for us. But these machines use energy which produces CO2. It would help if we could use them less or use them more efficiently. Take lifts.
December’s green thing is all about buying an old thing, not a new thing. New things are the fanciest and most specced-up things and have the almost irresistible appeal of being the latest things. But manufacturing a new thing uses resources and energy, all of which creates CO2. So instead of buying a new thing, buy an old thing. Old
Exciting Simulations have today uploaded a new in-game video showing off the new Space Shuttle Mission 2007 Virtual Flight Deck. The video was originally captured at a resolution of 1280×1024 but had to be resized to standard DVD resolution. So although the video quality does not do it justice, the Virtual Flight Deck is modeled in high resolution, sharp graphics
The Green Thing is a new, not for profit community site that’s just launched. The idea is to unite people against climate change by making it easy and enjoyable to be a bit greener, with the help of London’s creative industries. Every month you get a different Green Thing to do October’s is ‘walk once’ and all you have to
A striking image of seaweed shows the complexity of even the simplest organisms. Seen here is Irish mossâ€”Chondrus crispusâ€”a common Atlantic red alga that is routinely harvested for its carrageenan. The chemical is used as a thickener in many processed foods. Andrea Ottesen of the University of Maryland’s Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture shared a first place prize
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