Sunday, March 14, 2010

Origami with a Hoodie

Conceptual Devices has a post showing different useful things you can make by refolding your hoodie. You can make a laptop sleeve, a shoulder bag, a backpack or a baby carrier. Obviously you may want to do some testing before you run around with your laptop in an improvised bag.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Capturing a Satellite by Hand

Astronomy Photo of the Day has a great photo from 1984 that shows an astronaut who has flown out from the Space Shuttle to a satellite to manually attach a recovery device.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Lego: The gun is bigger than the ship

Who can resist a Lego steampunk model where the gun is almost as big as the ship.

Friday, March 05, 2010

$1 Million Comics

Two big sales recently in the world of comic books. Yahoo reports that a copy of Superman # 1 sold for $1 million.

"The fact that this book is completely un-restored and still has an 8.0 grade, it's kind of like a diamond or a precious stone. It's very rare," he said.

There are only about 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 believed to be in existence, and only a handful have been rated so highly. It's rarer still for those copies to be made available for sale.

Also, the BBC reports that a copy of Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, sold for $1.075m. Apparently the seller bought the comic for $100 during the 1960s.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The POW who broke into Auschwitz

The Times has an article about Denis Avey a British POW who actually broke into Auschwitz concentration camp to gather information that he thought might be needed after the war.