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is Melanie modeling the 80 GB
iPod that I won from the Broadcom Next -Generation IT Survey. The
BCM2722 video chip is
to be in the iPods. Thanks to Broadcom for this nice $350 prize!
distorted 3-D version of the Earth reveals the relative force of gravity at the surface. Measurements made by the
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite.
company mailroom is filled with these catalogs. Every day, the recycle and trash bins are filled with them. Passé?
Update: I saw 10 unopened Newark catalogs in the recycle bin today - a very common sight.
is one unfortunate victim of the rash of iPod-wearing music fans who have been struck by lightning. Jason Bunch
was mowing the lawn when the next thing he knew, he was in bed with burns all over his face, vomiting and bleeding
from his ears. Maybe Apple could exploit this as a self-recharging battery feature.
is the "Simpsonized" version of me (Kirt Blattenberger). To see what you would look like in the Simpson world, click
here to upload your photo and be Simpsonized yourself.
of Babbage's Difference Engine have been built out of materials ranging from Legos to popsicle sticks. Here is one
built from metal Meccano (Erector
playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles - rainbows,
halos, glories, coronas and many more. Find out where to see them and how they form.
has introduced a power meter that consists of a sensor, USB cable, and software - that's it! Cool concept.
might look like a turbojet engine, but it is really a mercury delay line memory assembly that was used in the UNIVAC
1 digital computer circa 1951.
you are paranoid or just cautious, these RFID-safe wallets are for you. Combine this with your
tinfoil hat for total security.
Geometry - Mathematicians are knitting and crocheting to visualize complex surfaces. Here is a Lorenz manifold,
crocheted by Hinke Osinga. Eighty-five hours and 25,511 crochet stitches.
2006 image of the famed Area 51. All activity is halted and hidden when satellites pass overhead. Offices are windowless
and personnel not involved in the outside project are locked in their offices.
lumps of glass are created when lightning strikes sandy ground can preserve information about ancient climate, new
research indicates. Not quite the artistic quality of the "Sweet
Home Alabama" pieces.
world's longest man made spark, from SIBNIIE High Voltage (HV) test facility in Siberia.
THIS is a battery backup UPS! The Golden Valley Electric Association's
BESS consists of 13,760 battery cells and supplies 27
MW of power for 15 minutes to Anchorage during power failures.
is an LED flashlight that will make you sick - on purpose. This is the "LED Incapacitator," which its inventors
hope law enforcement will use for crowd control and hostage situations.