Archive for July, 2005 | Monthly archive page

Screw Spaceship 1, go round the moon!

MOSCOW – A Russian rocket manufacturer is proposing sending space tourists on a ride around the moon for $100 million, and a top official of the nation’s space agency said the project could be viable. from here Just slightly more expensive than going with Burt Rutan and Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic at $100m

Traffic cops not necessary

In the Ukraine ALL traffic cops were fired in one fell swoop – and what changed to the safety and traffic situation? Exactly NOTHING! Get rid of them here! From his subordinates Yushchenko demanded – and received – a plan to dissolve the DAI and by the beginning of July the deed was done, the […]

Anti cancer nanoparticle bombs

Yeah, just like the incredible journey! Little balloons that travel through the system, find cancerous cells and explode there releasing chemotherapy chemicals… The dual-chamber, double-acting, drug-packing “nanocell” proved effective and safe, with prolonged survival, against two distinct forms of cancers-melanoma and Lewis lung cancer-in mice.

NASA TV

Live webcasts from the ISS to be found here

Windows Genuine check cracked

That didn’t take long… around 1 day in fact – Windows checks during the update to see if you’re a legitimate user, forcing you to click yes, continue, of course, appy, thanks, I agree, next, etc. Of course if that kind of useless clicking pisses you off, you could just use these scripts to circumvent […]

Heat your brain, stop epilepsy

Yup, these guys have implanted heat spreaders in epileptic rat brains which cancel out the erratic electrical currents causing epileptic seizures, and it worked on them… will the heat damage your brain? Nahhh of course not!

Tall Building Fever

Notwithstanding 9/11, people are still hungry to build skyscrapers – and even more hungry to build the Worlds Tallest Building ™ Currently there are a whole load of projects ongoing, including arguments about whether antennae and spires count. Here is a page with some of the more realistic projects described…

World Processor

Numbers and statistics mapped to the Blue Marble. http://www.worldprocessor.com/

It’s an alien Ray Gun

This baby is a good old fashioned Ray Gun (we don’t need no frickin’ lasers!) which heats human skin to unbearable pain within 5 minutes without burning it… ADS systems are a new class of nonlethal weaponry using 95 GHz-millimeter-wave directed energy. This technology is capable of rapidly heating a person’s skin to achieve a […]

Speeding cameras cause Fatalities?

Yup, in one of those wonderful studies I like, it turns out that: Crashes are avoided by making a safe plan based on what you see. Cameras move attention away from hazards to speedometers So the UK has stopped deploying them whilst it ponders this… – From El Reg

US backs a Nuclear India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush, in a dramatic policy shift, promised India full cooperation on Monday in developing its civilian nuclear power program without demanding that it sign a major nuclear arms control treaty. From Reuters What about Pakistan? They sure won’t be happy… will this jeapordise the ongoing peace processes that are finally progressing […]

A Secret Service

A totally new look at how to keep a secure list of passwords: broadcast them live on webradio to the world! A Secret Service invites you to submit your passwords and a timestamp for storage on the Secret Service website. It is then translated (text-to-speech), automated and broadcasted via webradio and live at Mediamatic Groundfloor […]

Google Earth

Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. I wouldn’t go so far as to call Paris exotic, but it really is a pretty fantastic piece […]

Ethertouch 3D touchless sensing systems

Cool – 3D touchless sensor senses movement in the x,y,z axis and also detects speed up to (now) 1 yard from the actual monitor, allowing the user to use the technology in stuff like games as well instead of only as a pointing device. It looks like the device comes with a USB cable, a […]

Plan 9 from outer space

Yup – you can now download Ed Wood’s infamous classic, the worst movie ever made, in its entirety for free!

Retro Big Boobs

Bra Buster Magazine has opened a site with big boob nudity for posterity – all the big boobed babes from times gone past are to be found her, or (hopefully) will be found here…

Sorry Everybody

Sorry Everybody is a site where Americans apologize to the rest of the world for another 4 years of Dubya. Seeing a couple like this one, this one, this one, this one and this one should be enough to make the point that barely half the US citizens support Bush. Oh, and this one’s for […]

Fingernail data storage

Who needs a keydrive when you can keep information on your fingernail for a full six months (the time it takes for your fingernail to completely regrow)?

Personal World Map

The world is sperical, and if you’ve ever seen a map, you may think you know how ffar away bits and pieces of it are from you. And that would be vaguely true, in a geographical sense (well, the maps we see are generally not very geographically correct, but that’s a different story), but in […]

High tech mountaineering

Well, should you really feel like being a safety freak AND looking like a complete and utter dork whilst scaling mount Kilamanjaru it’s now possible – this suit integrates around 9 high tech devices for the insecure climber. Oh, and did I mention it makes you look like a loser?

The Makeup Gallery

themakeupgallery is the best photo-gallery on the Web featuring actresses in character and prosthetic makeups by some of the best makeup artists. There are over 5000 images from more than 600 movies and TV shows. The transformations from actress into character are illustrated with before and after shots and, wherever possible, with behind the scenes […]

125 unanswered questions

Science magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a list of 125 questions science hasn’t got an answer for. I’ve always been a bit curious about no 1 myself.. ooh, and that one, and that one, ooh! ooh! and that one! 25 Questions .. further 100

Science can be pretty

Eric J. Heller has some awesome pictures of scientifically usefull visualisations, that also happen to be very attractive in his gallery.

News should be News

Not the crap people are throwing around these days. So what do you do? You Protest! How? Well, by getting a team of actors, newspeople, etc together and coordinating actions in front of live, rollling news of course. The cheese ninja, tigers, evangelists and more bravely disrupt the news where reporters report bullshit…

Mechwarrior

Yup, anime has gotten to people’s heads – they’re building real mechwarriors (the movies are pretty cool)

 
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