Friday, April 28, 2006

Scientists Polled on Solar System Exploration Program Priorities

View the results of a survey on priorities for solar system exploration programs in light of the uncertain future of NASA space science. 

Conducted by a collaboration of the Planetary Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of The University of Arizona, the SETI Institute, and the Space Science Institute.

Survey Results

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Seafood Watch

If you are worried about what you eat these days, especially when it comes to seafood I highly recommend this site. By the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this site offers valuable resources and insight to help you make informed choices.

Seafood Watch Program

SCI FI Channel Announces New Spinoff Show "Caprica"

SCI FI Channel announced the development of Caprica, a spinoff prequel of its hit Battlestar Galactica, in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.

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Clean Air Anyone?

A article summarizing the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2006".

Conclusion - if you want to breathe easy do not live in Los Angeles, Long Beach, or the Riverside - basically stay away from most of Southern California. Ugh - this is depressing.

Read more here: Top 25 Towns for Clean Air, Dirty Air

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

High Resolution Galactic Imagery

Stunning pictures of galaxies and nebulae. Various screen resolutions are provided for desktop images if interested.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Scientists suggest Black Holes are Energy-Efficient

With gasoline hitting $3 per gallon, scientists have just found the most energy-efficient engines in the universe — black holes, those whirling super-dense centers of galaxies that suck in nearly everything.

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Energy Efficient Black Holes

Hubble Space Telescope is 16 years old!

NASA and ESA have released wonderful pictures to celebrate.

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Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

New computer recycling program for US citizens starting in June.

Press Release

'Star Trek' to Return with 'Mission Impossible: 3' Director at Helm

No plot has been confirmed yet but J.J. Abrams is set to produce and possibly direct the 11th Star Trek Movie.

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In Search of the Real Dracula

True or Fiction?

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Why Rice Krispies Go Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Suggestions that explain this noisy cereal.

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Jedi Breakfast

A funny comedy short about breakfast and Star Wars.

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Ashes and Snow Exhibit - Santa Monica Pier

A beautiful sensory experience of still photography and film. If you are in Southern California, I highly recommend a visit.

Ashes and Snow

Thursday, April 20, 2006

A Tour of Microsoft's Mac Lab

A tour of the Mac Lab at Microsoft - 2000 square feet and LOTS of computers.

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100 Interesting Science Facts

The title says it all!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cooking With Google

Choose a main ingredient and a cuisine, let Google do the rest. Unfortunately, no "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mac OS X First Aid

With this guide to OS X first aid by your side, you will be able to quickly resolve the most common Mac problems: freezes, crashes, startup woes, and kernel panics.

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New Meat Eating Dinosaur Discovered: The Mapusaurus

Huge meat-eating dinosaurs roamed in groups in Argentina, scientists say

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

TiVo victorious in major DVR patent suit

TiVo now has enforced a patent that may open up huge revenue streams for the company.The company has emerged victorious in their patent lawsuit against EchoStar. The jury in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded TiVo US $73 million in damages.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Caltech counter-pranks MIT by reclaiming stolen cannon

Last week, MIT students tricked rival tech school Caltech's campus security and stole the Fleming cannon, a campus landmark. In less than four days, Caltech students from Fleming House planned and executed a quick recovery operation and flew over 20 students to Boston to reclaim the three-ton, 111-year-old cannon.

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Beautiful Astrophotography Images

Beautiful astrophotography images taken by Robert Gendler, a regular on the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. His site not only showcases his work but also provides in depth instructions as to how he creates these images in Photoshop. Definitely check it out!

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Star Trek - What is Love

An amusing spoof of the movie Night at the Roxbury

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Serenity HD DVD Available April 18th

Looks like Universal Studios will release Serenity as their first HD DVD debut. Cool!


First "iPod" Emmy Category Announced

Check out the nominees:

24: Conspiracy by Fox Mobile Entertainment
It’s Jerrytime! produced by Ozone Inc.
Live 8 on AOL produced by America Online
mtvU Stand In produced by MTV Networks’ mtvU
Sophie Chase produced by CB Films Inc.
Stranger Adventures “Helen Beaumont” produced by Riddle Productions

The nominee entries can be seen via Emmy Online

Apple Announces Remote Desktop 3

Building on Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" innovations such as Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator, Apple Remote Desktop 3 is a Universal application optimized to take advantage of the power of Intel-based Macs with more than 50 new features that deliver improvements in software distribution, asset management and remote assistance.

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Hybrid Comet-Asteroid In Mysterious Break-Up

Something substantial has broken off an icy 50-kilometre object beyond the orbit of Saturn, leaving puzzled astronomers trying to figure out why. Comets have been seen breaking up before, but only after heating when passing close to the Sun or a gravitational disturbance following a close encounter with a planet.

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Monday, April 10, 2006


So I have decided to join the world wide web of blogging. Not sure why. Maybe boredom or a chance to share. Who knows really? The point is I am now here on Blogger.

Let's start off with something amusing to watch. I love You Tube. So many amusing videos out there in this world! Check out this video a friend of mine sent me:

Darth Vader in Japan

What do you think?