Then zoom some more! Just amazing. Bet you can’t stop zooming.
“RiSE is a small six-legged robot that climbs vertical terrain such as walls, trees and fences.”
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Irish Luck – Surviving Partial Ejection from A-6 Aircraft, is the incredible story of bombardier/navigator Lt. Keith Gallagher who managed to land his jet on an aircraft carrier while stuck halfway outside the canopy.
Scientists awed by `human calendar‘: The woman is identified only as AJ. Her unique ability to perfectly and instantly recall details of her past has led researchers to propose a name for her condition: “hyperthymestic syndrome,” based on the Greek word thymesis for “remembering,” and hyper, meaning “more than normal.”
Indian scientists have claimed that they may be able to give warning several hours before certain quakes larger than five on the Richter scale using an acoustic meteorological technique called Sonic Detection and Ranging (sodar).
Pick up those pesky invaders and fling them in the air to defend your castle and earn points to make repairs and expand your fiefdom. Simple, silly, fun.
A Canadian goose is sucked in by an Airforce Hawk jet trainer during a NATO flight school training session, forcing the pilot and student to eject and destroying the aircraft – all captured on video. Download a .wmv file here, or view the google video version.
Here’s an official crash report (with “after” photo).
“Whaahaaa… The Frenschhh.” Orson Welles in an ad for Paul Masson champagne. (.mov)
From the BBC, in Vaishali, Bihar: “It may well be the only village FM radio station on the Asian sub-continent. It is certainly illegal. The transmission equipment, costing just over $1, may be the cheapest in the world. But the local people definitely love it.”
Free download inventories your PC and builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. Belarc will list your computer’s: Motherboard make and model, BIOS information, Bus clock, Processor, Drives, Controllers, Buses, System model, Memory modules, Display, Devices, Installed software, and more.
“This is the actual first-person account of a U.S. Forest Service employee who was a passenger in a Hiller 12E helicopter when the collective control linkage became disconnected at the rotor hub and the aircraft started an uncontrollable climb. The passenger climbed out of the airborne helo, managed to reconnect the linkage using the awl of a Leatherman Tool, and held the makeshift repair in place until the chopper could land safety”.
We’re trying out a new header logo here, that loads random letter images from the Flickr “one letter” pool each time the page is refreshed. If you don’t see black and white bars under each letter, please hold down your “shift” key while refreshing the page, to force the stylesheet to reload (instead of seeing the cached version).
Springboard is “a free Windows application for easily and quickly sketching and annotating storyboards for film, video, animation, or other dynamic media”.
December 21, 1970. “The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit with the President and suggesting that he be made a ‘Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs’. Photos and documents commemorate the event.
Wow! Click the play button below, then read this news article about a giant octopus attacking a mini sub while waiting for the video to load.
Watch the the news headlines from around the world as they appear, in graphical format. Clicking the title balloon takes you to the story.
The WINDS relation browser is a nice Flash project that gives a visual interface to connections between countries and continents. Blue lines show borders, green lines indicate continent, and grey lines show the language connections. Click any country in the middle of the hub to get more information on that country. (Choose your destination in the top bar, to the right)
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New York’s Lower East Side. The SoundMap features a visual representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots. Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place. To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot. The sample will then automatically start playing. Underneath the map is a control panel – with controls to independently control up to 5 selected sounds.