Thursday, February 25, 2010

What They Took to War

Ptak Science Books has a post, with photos, about what First World War British soldiers were issued to carry with them to the front. There doesn't seem to be a lot of it but I would imagine it would be rather heavy.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Best Drives on Earth

National Geographic Traveller has a large article about the 50 best drives in the world.

As an added bonus, someone has created google maps of all of the routes.

Have any of you ever driven any of them?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Reflected Liftoff

Astronomy Photo of the Day has a great shot of the trail of a launching Space Shuttle reflected in a canal.

Friday, February 12, 2010

How to fall from 35,000 feet

Popular Mechanics has a how to article about a potentially very useful skill, how to survive a fall from 35,000 feet.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Origami High Chair

Here is an interesting origami idea - a baby's high chair made our of cardboard. This might be a bit tricky to make on your own and possibly a bit noisy if your design fails during user testing.

Friday, February 05, 2010

An Illuminated Frog

National Geographic has a photo of a small frog in the process of swallowing a lit Christmas light. Don't worry, it all works out in the end.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Stars over the Himalayas

Astronomy Photo of the Day has an excellent photo of the night sky over the Himalayas.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Wordy Clock

Make has a post about a clock that uses words rather than number or hands.

Photo: Desert in House

National Geographic has a photo of the desert reclaiming the inside of a house in Namibia.