Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Make Your Own Google Map Envelope lets you enter a location and a comment and will then generate a page you can print to make your own envelope with a google map of the specified location right in the centre.  (This will be a lot clearer if you look at the example.)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Universal Packing List

Packing for a trip?  This website will generate a packing list for you.  The site has been on the net since 1993 so is presumably well tested.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Flash Rations

The New York Times has a flash slide show of various countries' military rations.  If you click on the package it will show you the contents.  I had always thought that French ration packs had wine in them but apparently not.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Factoid: Studying in Multiple Places is Better

According to this article in the New York Times:
In one classic 1978 experiment, psychologists found that college students who studied a list of 40 vocabulary words in two different rooms — one windowless and cluttered, the other modern, with a view on a courtyard — did far better on a test than students who studied the words twice, in the same room. Later studies have confirmed the finding, for a variety of topics.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Control Panels

Dark Roasted Blend has another of their mega roundups. This one showcases control panels from various vehicles including fighter aircraft and the Hindenburg airship.

Friday, September 03, 2010

A Paper Map That Zooms In

Here is another real world paper folding product. It is a pocket sized map of London that unfolds to let you zoom in on a given area.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Labels Help Make Beer Bottles Musical

Make has a post about a brand of beer bottles that are printed with levels that show what note you would make by blowing across the top of the bottle.