Friday, April 30, 2010

Roman Ingots for Modern Physicists

Nature has an article about some ancient roman lead ingots that have been recovered from a shipwreck. Italian physicists plan to use the lead to line part of an experiment as the lead was refined so long ago that all of its own natural radioactivity has completely faded away.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Photo: Rocks off Scotland

National Geographic has a great photo of some huge rocks in the sea off the Scottish coast.

Friday, April 09, 2010

April Smashing Desktop Wallpaper

I'm a bit late here once again but Smashing Magazine's April desktop wallpaper post is out. I'm leaning towards the shot of English Bay.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Lego: Mini Chess Set

Make has a post with some nice shots of a usable, miniature chess set made entirely with Lego. The set is 12 studs by 12 studs and has drawers for holding the pieces.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How Many Cousins How Far Removed? has a chart showing what the various degrees of cousins (and other relatives) are and how they relate to you. I always wondered what the difference was between an nth cousin and a cousin n-times removed.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Handpowered Record Player

Make has a post about a hand powered record player made as a freebie by an ad agency. They provide a link to instructions on how to make your own.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

International Space Sation Over Time

USA Today has a great animation showing how the International Space Station grew over time.