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These images have been chosen for their uniqueness. Subject matter ranges from
historic events, to really cool phenomena in science and engineering, to relevant
place, to ingenious contraptions, to interesting products (which now has its own
dedicated Featured Product
is not cool at all. Kanga US, located in Findlay, OH, was hit by massive floods and had its basement inventory -
mostly QRP kits manufactured by Kanga Products in England - wiped out. He seems to be taking it in stride, though
(click on the sailboat link).
line the steel chamber of the Borexino detector in this image taken during the detector's construction phase. Its
mission is to detect low-energy neutrinos streaming from the sun's core in one of the deepest laboratories in the
world, the Gran Sasso Laboratory of the Istituto Nazionale
di Fisica Nucleare, near the town of L'Aquila, Italy.
U.S. county population and growth trends map for 1970 to 2030. Blue is decrease, orange is increase.
took this photo on June 30, 2007 (last night). It is unique in that this moon is at nearly its lowest possible elevation
due to the precession of the inclined lunar orbit wrt the Earth (18.61 year period). It will not be lower until
the 2020s. A "super high moon" will occur on December 23-24, 2007 (57° higher).
Berg is a Guinness World Record holder for
card structures. In 2004, Berg earned his Master of Design Studies from the
Harvard Graduate School of Design - no surprise there.
as seen from Saturn - photographed by Cassini spacecraft.
ears are back in vogue for HDTV. "Eighty-year-old technology is being redesigned and rejiggered to deliver the best
radios of the Outback. In the 1920s, Australian farmer boy-turned-engineer Alfred Traeger and the Reverend John
Flynn teamed to introduce radio to the far reaches of the Outback. Their success was attributed largely to Traeher's
ingenious foot-powered generator that was part of the package.
do you spell "tomorrow" in Silicon Valley? To make things worse, this was a political stump promoting higher education
and increasing the number of H1-B visas.
crawl in the circular groove under the motor and brush past the tabs that support the motor's star-shaped rotor.
Molecular bonds between the microbes and a coating on the rotor tug the device around its axis.
misspellings in the world of news. Here, the Space Shuttle Endeavour's name is spelled "Endeavor" on a huge banner
at Kennedy Space Center. Now, "endeavor" is a proper spelling for the word, but the shuttle was named after the
HMB Endeavour, the ship commanded by
18th century explorer James Cook; the name also honored Endeavour, the Command Module of
The Mother of All WiFi Routers. This ain't no joke. 802.11z anyone?
THIS is a Swiss Army Knife - 110 functions with 85 implements. If you have a Swiss bank account full of money, you
can afford to have one. Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife™ V1.0, Price: $1,200.00
is your pocket knife on steroids. No kidding, Wenger sells this Swiss Army Knife with 85 implements and 110 functions
for a mere $1,200 - a small price to pay for your survival, I would think.
bet you have not seen this last page of the Linear Technology AN75-32 application note. I ran across while researching
a part. Can this be considered an App Note Easter Egg?
camera was there. Revealed: The secret to how Toyota can report such good gas mileage for the Prius!