Fat chance of the Obama administration ever approving this technique, but it is an interesting video.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This tomb was first found in the 19th century and partially looted, but the location was lost and it was covered by sand. Now, Archaeologists have found the location again.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Even if you are disappointed with BP's response to the gulf oil spill, you may find this technical explanation of what BP is currently doing to mitigate the spill fascinating. They are lots of illustrations and charts, along with a detailed explanation. It is very educational. Click on the image or here for video link.
Friday, May 28, 2010
'Ardi' comes out of the woods.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Some media outlets are reporting the top kill has worked on the BP oil spill.
'Top kill' stops gulf oil leak for now, official says
Reporting from Houma, La. —
Engineers have at least temporarily stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.
That is a possibility. Hurricanes exert significant force on the sea floor to a depth of 90 meters.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Just when you thought PR couldn't get any worse... There is now a fake Twitter account.
Fake BP Twitter Account Mocks Oil Spill PR Efforts
As if BP didn't have enough to worry about, a new Twitter account making fun of the company's oil spill public relations efforts has gained popularity online.
The mock BP Twitter account, @BPGlobalPR, launched last week...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
(Credit: Caltech/Robert Eagle)
Scientists have developed a method to determined if extinct vertebrates were warm or cold blooded.
Where did Jupiter's stripe go?
From ABC News:
From ABC News:
One of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared, to the surprise of scientists who study the solar system's largest planet. "This is a big event," says planetary scientist Glenn Orton of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. "We're monitoring the situation closely and do not yet fully understand what's going on." The brown ring of clouds, known as the South Equatorial Belt (SEB), is twice as wide as Earth and more than twenty times as long. Orton thinks the belt may not have disappeared, but could instead be hidden behind other clouds. Scientists say the belt has faded out before. (NASA)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Tonnage: 700 GRT
Length: 355 ft (108.2 m)
Beam: 26 ft (7.93 m)
Draft: 12.57 ft (3.83 m)
Propulsion: None, towed
Speed: 7-10 knotts (towed)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego - FLIP
The hunt for primordial gravitational waves.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
New airplanes may get much improved mileage.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
In honor of the International Day of Biodiversity this week, Conservation International and the National Geographic Society announced several new species, discovered in Indonesian New Guinea, once called "the lost world." The new frog species, shown here, is said to be the "Pinocchio" of frogs because of its long nose that points upward when the male is calling but deflates and points downward when it's less active. (Courtesy Tim Laman/National Geographic)
Via ABC News.
Via ABC News.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Federal inspectors loved exploded gulf oil rig operator Deepwater Horizon.
In fact, the agency's inspection frequency on the Deepwater Horizon fell dramatically over the past five years, according to federal Minerals Management Service records. The rig blew up April 20, killing 11 people before sinking and triggering a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Since January 2005, inspectors issued just one minor infraction for the rig. That strong track record led the agency last year to herald the Deepwater Horizon as an industry model for safety.
The inspection gaps...
Hmm... If the tech biggies don't think Facebook has proper privacy protections, what should others do?
Tech Biggies Quit Facebook Over Privacy Flap: Will Others Follow?
Are you thinking about quitting Facebook? If you are, you'll likely be in good company.
As concerns over Facebook's latest privacy changes grow among users, privacy advocates and federal lawmakers, some of the technology world's highest-profile figures have chosen to publicly announce their break-ups with Facebook.
On his Twitter account today, Cory Doctorow, an author and co-editor of the popular blog BoingBoing, tweeted that he had signed off from Facebook for good.
"Never made use of #Facebook, but #privacy awfulness from#Zuckerberg has prompted me to delete acct," he wrote.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This runaway star is shown rushing away from a stellar nursery, traveling more than 248,000 mph. At that speed, you could get to the moon and back in two hours. (spacetelescope.org)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Here is raw video 5,000 feet down at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico showing the source of the Oil Leak that has gone on now for weeks. BP just released video of the leak today, May 12, 2010.
How would American's survive without cable TV?
Drifting Satellite Threatens US Cable Programming
Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 5, possibly because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm. Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so Galaxy 15 is creeping toward the adjacent path of another TV communications satellite that serves U.S. cable companies.
Galaxy 15 continues to receive...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Boeing has unveiled it's prototype unmanned aircraft, the Phantom Ray. It has a very modernistic look.
President Obama is billed as the fist technologically friendly President, but he thinks iPods and iPads are a distraction. Didn't Obama give Queen Elizabeth II an iPod containing his greatest speeches?
Pro-BlackBerry Obama: iPads, iPods Are 'Distraction'
When the BlackBerry-toting President Obama took office last year, technophiles around the country hailed him as the first "geek-in-chief."
But this morning the president awoke to the harsh reality...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Exterior view of the Ignitor fusion reactor, whose core will be built in Italy and external housing built outside Moscow, where it will be installed. Image courtesy of Bruno Coppi
Russia and Italy plan to build the first self-sustaining fusion reactor.
African-Americans now comprise 24% of Twitter users.
Is Twitter Disproportionately Popular Among Black Users?
When Vanity Fair published a story earlier this year on a group of all-American, all-white "tweethearts," the real Twitterati took the magazine to task for ignoring a growing force on Twitter: African-Americans.
Flights across Europe are taking off again, some with help from Twitter.
They may not make up the majority of people on the popular micro-blogging site, but....
Sunday, May 9, 2010
C. elegans. (Credit: Bob Goldstein, UNC Chapel Hill / via Wikimedia Commons)
Level of protein arrestin determines how long the tiny roundworm C. elegans lives. Human version is PTEN.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This is very troubling.
An artist's interpretation of Rydberg atom trapping in an optical lattice. (Credit: Kelly Younge)
Researchers make progress on quantum computing.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Here is another reason to indulge your chocolate addiction.
How Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Brain Injury from Stroke
The MicroSight's wafer-thin optical element is only about a quarter-inch in diameter.
A new gunsight will improve shooting accuracy.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Mexican cadets in Puebla reenact the 1862 battle of Puebla in this May 1998 file photo. (Reuters)
Cinco de Mayo History: An American Celebration of the Battle of Puebla
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the 1862 Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. For most Americans, it is an excuse to drink Margaritas.
What is Cinco de Mayo anyway? Contrary to popular belief, it's not Mexican Independence Day, which is commemorated Sept. 16.
It actually celebrates the 1862 Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla...
For the average Mexican, today is just another Wednesday, wrote Oscar Casares, a professor at the University of Texas-Austin.
"The holiday, which has never really been much of one in Mexico....
Researchers were able to image the structure at 3.3 angstroms.