Monday, June 25, 2007

Photo: The International Space Station

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a photo of the newly expanded International Space Station.

Friday, June 22, 2007

How to fold a bag of chips

It may not be origami but Instructables has an article on how to fold closed a bag of chips.

Video: Folding Furniture

A video showing some interesting folding furniture. The chairs are ok but I really like the table.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Getting Real - Web Development the 37Signals Way

Getting Real is a book (available free online) from the folks at 37Signals that describes their development methodology. The scheme is similar to Extreme Programming but seems geared more specifically to web development. 37Signals are the people who brought us Backpack, Basecamp and the more recent Highrise.

An Alternate US State Map

Here is a map of the US with the state names replaced by the names of countries that have a GDP similar to that of the state.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Robot to Rescue Wounded Troops

The BBC has an article (with pictures) about a robot called the Bear that is being developed to evacuated wounded soldiers from combat. I'm not sure I buy it - I would have thought a lower, perhaps four legged, robot would have worked better for this - but it is worth a read.

A more practical Grandfather Clock

Here we have a very thin grandfather clock that you can hang on your wall.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Travels of Humanity

An interesting animation of the movements of humans around the world after their origins in Africa.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Learn languages by podcast

Open Culture has a blog post with a list of podcasts that will help you learn another language.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cool Photos: Underwater Tiger

The Daily Mail has an article with some amazing pictures of a tiger swimming underwater.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A Cunning Combination

Network World has an article about a new scheme to replace those somewhat annoying CAPTCHA screens with something that does useful work. In this case the user is invited to help with the digitization of a scanned paper document.

Monday, June 04, 2007

US Intelligence now has its own DARPA

Yahoo News has an article (via the AP) about the IARPA which is a new research agency for the American intelligence agencies. The new agency is similar to the Defence Department's DARPA.