There used to be giant rivers on Mars

The ESA’s Mars Express captured river-like topography on Mars. The resemblance to earth rivers is striking. It includes tributaries and stretches for 1500km, and is 7km wide and 300m deep in some points. What’s more there seems to elevates areas that could indicate that glaciers used to be around. I think that’s to ofar-fetched because …

Higgs Boson findings finally published.

The results of the experiments at the LHC from this summer that proved empirical evidence of the existence of the Higgs Boson has finally been published. You can view these here and here. Here’s an excerpt: These results provide conclusive evidence for the discovery of a new particle with mass. The signal strength parameter ? …

Epic Job: Air Tractor Pilot

Saw this guy crop dusting near Spruce View. He must love his job! The Aircraft is actually C-GMBB, an Air Tractor AT-602 built in 2000 with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60AG turboprop engine (1,050 shaft hp, 783 kW), registered to Morse Bros. Ltd.

18th century mechanical RoBoT!

Well this is awesome. Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a 18th century watchmaker who perfected mechanical movement in his creations called automata. This one managed to write you note – completely mechanically! It’s like the robots of yester-year! 🙂 OK maybe not completely, but still no less amazing 🙂 The one in the video below – still …

Folding balloon kite propels itself

It’s hypnotic to look at… but I’d like to know how it’s unidirectional joints work… word is it floats because it’s filled with helium – which would make it a balloon – but it is actually 6 connected prism-shaped balloons with carbon fiber rods. It has three motors and an on-board computer for control via …

WordPress for Blackberry!

This is a post from my BB. WordPress for Blackberry seems easy to set up and seems completely compatible with 2.8.4. Categories, pages and posts are synchronized over Wifi, you can take photos or upload pics directly. Very slick for quick posts!

Ubiquity Updates

Well it appears a project called Ubiquity is turning my basic browser into an extremely powerful tool.  It does this by providing a natural language interface to everyday tasks we do on the web.  Plus it’s extensible..  I can write my own commands given the API.  Though I have not looked into it yet, it …