Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spaceship Arriving

Astronomy Picture of the day has a nice photo of a supply ship arriving at the International Space Station.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Long Life Bulb

The LA Times has an article about a light bulb at a fire station in Las Angeles that has been lit for 107 years. It was off once for 22 minutes when the fire station moved to a new location.

Track ships on Google Maps

Hi-Def San Francisco has a Google Maps page that shows the real time positions of ships in San Francisco Bay.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Consumer Spending Graphic

The New York Times has an interesting graphic that displays US consumer spending. In this case both the graphic and the information in it are interesting.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Time for Television

An interesting article that was originally a speech, Gin, Television, and Social Surplus, looks at the effect on society of the time spent watching television.
Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 100 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads. This is a pretty big surplus. People asking, "Where do they find the time?" when they're looking at things like Wikipedia don't understand how tiny that entire project is, as a carve-out of this asset that's finally being dragged into what Tim calls an architecture of participation.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Ultimate Rubber Band Gun

Those of you who like to shoot rubber bands should check out this article on Boing Boing that links to a video of The Disintegrator. A rubber band Gatling Gun, the Disintegrator can shoot 40 bands a second.

Monday, May 05, 2008

The Milky Way

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a great panorama of the Milky Way.