Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Lunch delivery Indian style

This article in the Independent describes the dabbawallahs, the Indian delivery men who pick up thousands of home cooked lunches each day and deliver them to people at work.

Monday, March 20, 2006

China pictures

A page of really nice pictures from China.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Crop circle

A link to a crop circle on google maps. You may have to zoom in a little to see it.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Benford's law

This article discusses Benford's law which says that numbers starting with a 1 are more common than others.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

How to get rich

The text of a lecture by Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel, on why some societies are richer than others.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Trevor Greene

Here is a bio of the Canadian officer wounded in the axe attack in Afghanistan. He sounds like an interesting fellow. Hopefully he'll pull through.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Fake miniature pictures

This article describes how to take a nomal photo and make it look like a photo of a miniature model. This flickr page has some examples.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Another robot mule

A New Scientist article describes, and has pictures of, another robot mule for the US Army. This one has legs.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Canadian blog from Kandahar

This is a blog written by a Canadian officer with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar Afghanistan. It isn't up dated regularly but is interesting nonetheless.

Thursday, March 02, 2006


This blog post describes a new robot truck that can follow the truck in front. Aimed at the military this will initially allow drivers to rest without having to stop the convoy.

The Earth with clouds

This site shows a picture of the earth with current cloud cover.