Friday, July 21, 2006

Death by Caffeine?

Pick your favorite caffeinated drink, enter your weight and this amusing calculator will tell you how much of the drink you must consume to kill you!

It would take 361.32 cans of Diet Coke with Splenda to put be down!

Check out Death by Caffeine.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Autism Reveals Social Roots of Language

An NPR story discusses how we're learning that words and their rules are not the end-all in language, and how some had to learn its connection to social behavior and empathy while others take it for granted.

Jack FM

I came across an article on Wired News about a new concept radio station format called Jack FM . I am fortunate enough to have a station where I live and it is a great radio station. With a "play whatever we want" type attitude you are always bound to come across an oldy put good song you long forgot. 

Read more in the article 'Imitation iPod' Invades Radio .

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Two Second Tent

Would you believe a tent that deploys in about 2 seconds? Yet another link.

I didn't believe it at first, but it looks like a real product, even an ad on YouTube.

Be patient with the links; It might be getting a digg effect.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Short story: Clockwork Atom Bomb

A strikingly good, yet R-rated, fictional short story read in an Escape Pod podcast, The Clockwork Atom Bomb explores a "what if" scenario when world politics collide with astrophysical phenomena.

Podcast: Those who have ears

An Ockham's Razor podcast titled "Those who have ears" discusses different kinds of learning behavior, particularly those exhibited in children. I'd add that such learning patterns extend throughout life.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mount an iSight to a Telescope

Very nice instructions with pictures on how to attach an Apple iSight to a telescope. Looks like he has a very nice setup from the pictures.

Read more about the iSight telescope mount.

Fire Rainbow

Beautiful picture of a rare type of rainbow.

read more | digg story

Update: Actually this phenomenon is called a circumhorizontal arc and it is not as rare as the above article states.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Wasting time on the internet?!

Oh yes, it happens to the best of us. has a round up of their Top Ten Time Wasters on the Web.

30 seconds Bunny Theater is my current favorite.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

If the Earth was a sandwich

Ever wonder what would happen if you digged a hole to the other side of the earth? Well now you can find out (without getting dirty) by visiting If the Earth was a Sandwich.

I found this great site from the Bad Astronomy Blog.