Dr. Flury, of the ESA, has created this animation showing the accumulation
of functional satellites and space debris over the 1957 (Sputnik 1) to 2000 time
period. Stats on the breakdown of types of debris are on the website. E-mail collision
warnings are issued daily.
Global Warming Swindle," produced by Britain's WAGtv. The documentary is broken into 9 parts. This is the part
of the story not publicized by the $£€Billion industry that thrives on it. Watch
it... if you dare.
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has finally released
the video of astronaut Takao Doi's famous boomerang toss in space. Q: Will it work
outside the ISS?
Watch a new 3G iPhone get pulverized into dust in
Blendtec's latest "Will It
Blend?" video series. This is an ingenious marketing scheme by Blendtec, where the
begoggled scientist, in a laboratory environment, determines whether various high-tech
devices will "blend."
While not quite as high
on the innovation scale as Scotty's
aluminum, this "metal rubber" is pretty close. It can be heated, frozen, washed
or doused with jet fuel, and still retain its electricity-conducting properties.
In the name of experimental physics, 1500 Belgian students simultaneously
inserted Mentos into Diet Coke bottles in Ladeuzeplein Square. They broke a record
set just half a year earlier.
of Professor Poliakof at the University of Nottingham,
The Periodic Table of Videos
is a complete set of short videos for 118 elements. "In the space of a few hours
I lectured to more people than I had in my entire life." It's like a Monty Python
version of the Periodic Table.
This is the
world's first full-sized Babbage Difference Engine #2; Babbage completed the plans
in 1849, but never built the machine. Composed of 8,000 parts made from five-ton
bronze, steel and cast iron, this magnificent 5-ton machine calculates results to
31 significant digits. A manually cranked handle powers the gears, cogs, cams, and
This demo video of the Airborne Laser (ABL) is phenomenal.
A high-energy, 1.315 micron wavelength laser designed and built by Northrop Grumman,
is installed in a Boeing 747-400F. The test phase will culminate in an airborne
intercept test against a ballistic missile in 2009.
event of a lifetime for some in our trade. The world's top circuit assemblers descend
upon New York City to demonstrate their agility, speed, and prowess in the
Olympics of their trade: The NYC Soldering Championships. Frank Duncan, aka "Spec,"
emerges as the new king of the soldering iron. The video did not mention whether
steroid tests were given, or if lead-free solder was mandated.
Need a vacation to calm the nerves? Well, traveling the
del Rey ("The King's Walkway") probably is not for you. The now dilapidated
walkway was built in 1901-1905 along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro,
Spain. Maybe it is just what you need, though, make obstacles at work seem insignificant.
I'll bet Bob Pease
has walked this trail, and he is in his 60s.