Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

That’s one small step for man, one trip for mankind

March 21, 2010

During the Apollo lunar missions from 1968 to 1972, the crew were given 16mm cameras and told to film anything and everything they could, in space, in orbit, and on the surface of the moon itself. Two decades later, filmmaker Al Reinert went into the NASA vaults to create this incredible film set to a soundtrack by Brian Eno.

What’s brilliant is the fact that the astronauts have gone through years of grueling training and selection processes, only to get to the moon and start mucking  like bored people in an office! Nice.

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Making the unbreakable, breakable

January 18, 2010

At this year’s CES a BBC reporter demonstrates the amazing qualities of the first “unbreakable” mobile phone…it breaks. Nice work here.

If you don’t know what CES is, it’s basically where all the latest technological advancements in phones, tv, media are unveiled. More here.

It’s life Jim but not as we know it

August 19, 2009

moon stuff

Hellofromearth.net is collecting messages that will be transmitted to Gliese 581d, a planet outside our Solar System which may support life.

You’ve got until the 24th AUGUST to get your message sent in, approved, converted to binary code and then beamed into space via Nasa’a propulsion laboratory . This of course all relies on Alien’s being able to receive binary code and then decipher it.

But what the heck, it’s a bit if fun and you get amusing posting messages like the following.

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One small step for man, one giant leap for blog-kind

July 20, 2009

If lie me you weren’t born or were busy the day man landed on the moon, you can now relive it thanks to the internet. And as it is 40 years ago to the day that we landed on the mood what better reason do you need to check it out.

It’s kind of shame we haven’t gone anywhere else really….mmmm. I have an idea.

I read the news today, oh boy

March 16, 2009

newspappers

Rayogram allows you to browse the front pages of the worlds’ major newspapers and download a readable version. Unfortunately their is no Daily Mirror. Nice.

Stay in lane

January 18, 2009

bike

Light Lane is the brainchild of Altitude Inc. Fed up with riding at night on roads with no clear markings, they’ve single handedly added millions of miles of bike lanes to the streets. Check out more here.

Anti gravity device

August 29, 2008

Woo hoo tomorrow’s science expirement.