June 2008 Archives
He outweighs that dog, but still fights like a cat:
Cool game. (Until you get bored and start hitting space bar to release more and more waves of enemies.
How good are your album cover matching skills? It's been a long time since I sat around listening to music and staring at an album cover.
Prisoners of the Gulag? Bored college students? Obsessive Cadbury egg haters? Who makes these things? You decide.
Floats up higher than current windmills. You know people will be complaining about the view.
NASA: Astronaut Mike Fossum used a digital camera to create this self-portrait during the STS-124 mission's first scheduled spacewalk. During the six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, Fossum and fellow astronaut Ron Garan prepared the Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module for its installation to the space station. Kibo was officially opened during a ceremony performed by astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and the Expedition 17 and STS-124 crew the following day, Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
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Kid makes that ball look weightless:
This site lets you view the earth from the point of view of any satellite currently orbiting the earth: View from Satellite.
World's biggest self-portrait:
Compact four-rooms-in-one house. Designer Luigi Colani has created a space-saving house with a six square meter cylinder inside that contains a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The cylinder rotates left or right bringing the room you want into view of the main living room. There's a separate toilet and a small hallway, and everything is controlled with a remote. The house was designed for young professionals who need minimal space while they focus on career...
"Just opening the box was an experience. There were, by my count, a metric fuckton of pieces, and when I opened the four neatly packaged boxes nestled within the main one, there spilled out enough bags to nearly cover our dining room table. The instruction book was the size of a calendar, and as thick as a magazine."
I can't decide if this is a really cool thing, or just really annoying. It's often a thin line. Someone's gotta clean that up, after all!
How long can a human live unprotected in space?
If you don't try to hold your breath, exposure to space for half a minute or so is unlikely to produce permanent injury. Holding your breath is likely to damage your lungs, something scuba divers have to watch out for when ascending, and you'll have eardrum trouble if your Eustachian tubes are badly plugged up, but theory predicts -- and animal experiments confirm -- that otherwise, exposure to vacuum causes no immediate injury. You do not explode. Your blood does not boil. You do not freeze. You do not instantly lose consciousness.