- Not that I ever really wanted to go there, but it seems that the chances of going the north pole and standing on ice are going down.
- A man from Thuringa in Germany broke the trans-Australia east west unsupported ride time by riding 4,500 km in 7 days, 19 hours and 5 minutes.
- A cool quadra cycle, though it looks like it is mostly for show, what a show!
- The Chinese have taken a page out the Californian book of leading the world in technology and decided to beat everyone else to clean technologies.
- It seems that the Amercians are still using the institution of government to kill people. They have not yet worked out that this is barbaric Still it will be interesting to see where this whole fMRI issue in court cases ends up going…
- An interesting site on DR Who stuff.
- Surely by now they have noticed that you are only a drug cheat if a) you are competing and b) you are getting a benefit that no one else does. It is such a poor term. And lots of competitors take legal performance enhancing substances like 1st week cows milk and caffeine. People are telling me I should drink 6 cups of coffee after riding, though I can’t remember why.
- The Norwegians are building a power station with enough power output to power a coffee machine. Still if they can get it to work big time it will make quite a bit of difference. Still if you are going to build a machine based on the difference between hot and cold you should combine the ocean technology to get a vast pool of cold and blend it with solar to get much hotter. They did say that the efficiency of a Stirling engine is based on the temperature difference.
- You may not have noticed, but Scientists destroyed the earth.
- Strangely in the middle of an article about the difference between adult and child visual perception this little gem popped up. Some researchers argue that East Asians focus broadly on the context of what they see while Westerners focus narrowly on central figures. Doherty says the new findings instead indicate that adults in both Scotland and Japan can’t help but track visual context, although this tendency was stronger in the Japanese adults. I can’t help but wonder if this is not some desperate attempt at showing that they understand. It sound like they don’t. It sound like they are repeating what they were told parrot fasion.
- A man trapped a rainbow in a lens. Well, different wavelengths of light. They talked about being able to see the light from the top. That means it was leaking out. They did not mention how long the light remained trapped. Still there are quite a few of these odd level science things which work on the boundary of the macro and the quantum. So who knows. We got high capacity disk drives out of a similar phenomenon.
- They can make snails grow with the opposite handedness by prodding the embryos with a glass rod. I wonder if you can do the same thing with people?
- A woman talks about science and prostitution amongst other things. Good for a headline I suppose.