Wednesday July 30, 2008 at 13:01

The Large Hadron Collider Rap Video?

Sunday July 27, 2008 at 16:43

Marine Traffic Google Mashup

MarineTraffic.com have produced a Google Map showing real-time information about ship movements throughout the world.

The system is based on AIS (Automatic Identification System). The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board, which transmits data on position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as the vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details.

Saturday July 26, 2008 at 13:26

“Mourning Dianarevisits the remarkable series of public events that occurred across the world following the tragic death of Princess Diana, from the spontaneous public gatherings right after the news broke to the official funeral ceremonies.”

Mourning Diana nation, culture and the performance of grief

Saturday July 26, 2008 at 13:22

“Mrs. Hamrock made the observation that in her opinion it didn’t look like Marilyn Monroe because she was too flat-chested. The embalmer explained that the autopsy had rendered her physique in that condition. The family had actually brought in to the mortuary a pair of breast enhancers that she had frequently worn, but they were too small to compensate for the effects of the post-mortem. Mrs. Hamrock removed the falsies from the dress, discarded them and proceeded to form her own version out of cotton from the prep-room shelf. When she finished, she took a few steps back and declared, “Now that looks like Marilyn Monroe!””

Abbott & Hast Publications - Marilyn Monroe’s Funeral

The inside dish from Marilyn Monroe’s mortician.

Friday July 25, 2008 at 16:13

“Vital questions remain unanswered because current methods for studying the hydrologic cycle are lacking. As Jim Kirchner, professor of earth and planetary science and HydroWatch principal investigator, puts it, “It’s like trying to understand a Beethoven symphony when we can only hear a note every minute or two.””

The Berkeley Science Review: Articles: Watching the Watershed

Friday July 25, 2008 at 14:59

Early in the afternoon I tuned into the teevee broadcast to catch Obama’s speech… Fast forward to after the dinner hour and some tinkering around with toys, etc. The kids disappeared into another room for a while.  With preschoolers you get a little worried when things get quiet so we offered a gentle call to make sure they were still alive.  “Just a second, Obama is speaking” was the reply.  This was quickly followed with a command to the younger sibling…”Help get the stadium filled”.
That certainly piqued enough curiosity to go take a look in the other room. This is what we saw.
Early in the afternoon I tuned into the teevee broadcast to catch Obama’s speech… Fast forward to after the dinner hour and some tinkering around with toys, etc. The kids disappeared into another room for a while.  With preschoolers you get a little worried when things get quiet so we offered a gentle call to make sure they were still alive.

“Just a second, Obama is speaking” was the reply.  This was quickly followed with a command to the younger sibling…”Help get the stadium filled”. That certainly piqued enough curiosity to go take a look in the other room. This is what we saw.

Friday July 25, 2008 at 14:43

“The oppressive boot heel of socialism and wimpy cars! Men surely didn’t lay their lives on the line at the beaches of Anzio for that. In the end, the U.S. recognized Israel, the oil embargo of 1948 didn’t occur and Detroit didn’t have to emphasize economy cars for three more decades. But it makes me wonder. What would have happened if Forrestal’s fears had come true? What if the Gulf nations had imposed a strict embargo and the United States was forced to go four-cylinder and cut down on gas starting in 1948?”

Greentech Media | The Looming Oil Crisis … From 50 Years Ago

Former CNET greentech reporter Michael Kanellos is too good at writing and too funny in writing to be an analyst. Dude needs to get back into the pure writing game.

Friday July 25, 2008 at 13:51

“I can’t remember the last job I got using a standard resume. It’s like trying to prove you’re not a virgin by showing them a used condom.”

Twitter / J. Adam Moore

Wow. That’s funny.

Friday July 25, 2008 at 10:19

“Text messaging and walking at the same time, it turns out, can be hazardous to both the Blackberry-wielding pedestrians and passersby. An article in The Wall Street Journal today describes several mobile mishaps. For instance, Mike Munoz, a 44-year-old car-dealership manager in suburban Portland, Ore., describes walking smack into the bride at a wedding while he’s texting.”

LiveScience.com Blogs » Blog Archive » The Perils of Text Messaging While Walking

I am seriously guilty of looking at my phone while walking. I probably read 50 news items this way, bumbling down 3rd street going in to work. My problem isn’t that I actually hit stuff, it’s that when I’ve been looking down and I look up and see something sort of close to me, it freaks me out that I might hit it and I take evasive maneuvers. So I end up dodging poles and juking stollers that are 7 feet away. Tree branches, with all those shaking leaves, are particularly problematic for my phone-addled vision.

Wednesday July 23, 2008 at 14:26

“Additionally, Facebook has announced a fresh $10 million that they will infuse into a second round of the fbFund. Simultaneously, they are announcing the following winners of the first round of funding for application developers: CourseFeed by Classtop, GoalCamp, HotBerry, J2Play, LuckyCal, MyListo, Podclass, Trazzler, and Zimride Carpool App.”

Facebook Announces Great Apps Program and FBFund Winners

My favorite app — Zimride Carpool App — gets FBFunding!

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