Thursday, November 29, 2007

Space Station over Greece

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a great picture of the International Space Station with the Ionian Sea in the background.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lighthouse Photo

Astronomy Picture of the day has a nice picture of an old fashioned lighthouse in operation in a slight fog.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Maps of Ontario Traffic Cams

The Ontario Ministry of Transport has a Google maps mashup showing the locations of traffic cameras in various Ontario cities. You can click on the map and see the views from the cameras.

via Google Maps Mania (which has a bunch of other Canadian maps)

How To Get Up Early

Here is an entire blog that will teach you how to get up early. There are 41 tips at the moment some of which are interesting and some of which aren't.

I have been getting up early for the past month or so and one of the tips that I think works for me is drinking a big glass of water as soon as I get up.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lego: Village on an Asteroid

A very cool Lego creation, this is an asteroid (which seems to be a Lego sub-genre) with a very small village on top. There are some great little details including a rooftop flower garden and a fellow filling a cup from a tap.

Smugglers' Submarines

Danger Room has a post about the increase in use of submarines by drug smugglers. 13 of the vessels have been seized in the last two years, some capable of carrying 5 tons of cargo.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Storing extension cords

The Unclutterer has a blog post, well mostly a picture, of a way to conveniently store cables using toilet paper rolls.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Did Unleaded Gas Lower Crime Rates?

The New York Times has an article that suggests that the drop in US crime rates may have been caused by the phasing out of leaded gasoline. You may recall that it has also been suggested that this drop was caused by the legalisation of abortion.

Colossus runs again

Yahoo news reports that Colossus, the early computer used to decode German messages during World War II, has been rebuilt and is running once again. Colossus was the world's first programmable electronic computer but was kept secret for many years after the war.

The BBC also has a good article with some pictures.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Looking for somewhere to land is a site that show airports and air strips throughout the US and Canada. It is a Google maps mashup so you can do the normal scrolling and zooming in and out.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Boat Lifts

DeputyDog is back with another post. This one featuring 8 huge boat lifts of the kind used for moving boats over dams and in places where locks won't work. The only one I've seen in person is the Falkirk Wheel which is certainly worth a visit if you are in that part of Scotland.