Saturday, August 06, 2005

Nessie shills for Toyota

Toyota inks deal with Loch Ness Monster... :)
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Toyota ushered in a new era of cross-promotion, linking the "irrestible" new Toyota VIOS with the secretive "Nessie" in a new commercial.

Details of the contract were not divulged as of press-time, but presumably there is no shortage of curious joggers, and Nessie has quite an appetite. :)

[Thanks Helen!!]

Make Fire from Water? Oh yeah!!!

The Aqueon fireplace takes in water, electrolyzes it, burns the hydrogen, and uses the oxygen to color and brighten the fire...and releases the remaining oxygen into the room.
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Can you say heat and light with ZERO emissions? Wait...not zero...the emissions are WATER VAPOR!

Unbelievable technology for the mass market.

[via Gizmodo]

Friday, August 05, 2005

Your tax dollars at work...

Shuttle astronaut Steve Robinson takes a self-portrait
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The shuttle's "Return to Flight" is the most photographed shuttle mission to date. Hopefully images like this and many others will spur younger kids to consider space-related careers.

I view this image and wish to HELL I was up there.

[via BoingBoing and NASA]

Thursday, August 04, 2005

New UFO Data - UFOs - The Flying Triangle Mystery Deepens

Nick Redfern is at it again...rattling his "paradigms" like coins in his pocket.
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Nick has uncovered new data on a case from 1965 that may shed some light on the "triangular craft" sightings culminating in some video from Belgium which defy prosaic explanation.

Frankly I'm not surprised. Too many sightings, and too consistent a planform.

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I think they're ours. I HOPE their ours. :)

[via Coast to Coast AM]

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Atomic attack films to be broadcast...

Film of the devastation wrought by the blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki...long held as classified...will be aired in part during a broadcast on the Sundance Channel on Aug. 6, 2005.
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These films, depicting the human effects up close, as well as the levelling of miles of cityscape, were kept hidden from public scrutiny because it was felt that the horror would turn Americans away from the bomb.

In other words, the government instituted a coverup of its atrocities involving not only the bombing, but the terrible after-effects due to fallout and radiation sickness.

So, the government hid its worst secrets from the people and as a result began the largest nuclear arms buildup in the history of mankind...which stands to this day.

This story may shed a little light on the Nick Redfern treatment of the Roswell incident.

At the very least, this inexcusable episode shows that our leaders were duplicitous and dubiously secretive in 1945, just as they are accused of being less than 2 years later in the desert of New Mexico.

Please watch this program, and remember that the bombs dropped in 1945...and the damage they created...are 1/100th the strength of our present day nuclear weapons.

[via Editor & Publisher]

Hand + Sand = Ephemeral art

Sicaf moves sand...and audiences.
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With a graceful and whimsical deftness that defies description, Sicaf creates momentary masterpieces of poignancy and vitality.

The video file is large (~18MB!!) but is completely worth it. If you have good speakers, cut the lights and crank up the sound. You will be astounded.

[via ebaumsworld]

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Forward...into the past?

NASAs "new" idea for replacing the shuttle harks back to the origins of spaceflight.
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NASA has decided to place astronauts...and the "top of the candle" to avoid danger from booster and rocket exhaust.

Utilizing existing shuttle components, they hope to enjoy some economies over starting from scratch.

But looking at the graphic, the "crew vehicle" looks very much like the old Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, no?

Here's hoping that NASA gets this right.

[via New York Times]

Monday, August 01, 2005

Feel like nuking your high school?

Google Maps hack overlays maps with high-yield explosive detonation damage radius graphics...
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Whenever you start to feel a little too "safe", just fire up this GoogleMaps hack, and place a "blast radius" graphic over your selected "target".

Determine your safe distance from landmarks, etc.

[via BoingBoing]

Last twister-mobile of the day...import-style!

From the site:
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"MESO 9" - Eric Nguyen's chase vehicle. I'm not so sure I'd want to be in or around this one in a tornado, Eric. I'm reminded of all those stories of drinking straws driven into trees.


[via unquenchable desire to reach "end of internet"... :)]

Another tornado camera-vehicle...or UFO??

From the site:
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"This vehicle has not been designed to penetrate tornadoes only to film them at close quarters. They are in the process of producing an Imax film on tornadoes, which will be released in 2008. I know I can't wait to see his work. I wouldn't mind having one myself. Any sponsors wanting to help me just let me know."

Well said! :)

Oh, and the "Bushrag" plug? It's ultra-lightweight camo gear...not a political statement.

[via web crawl...up late "working" again... :)]

UFO-proof field research vehicle?

Sean Casey builds a tornado-chaser fit for "War of the Worlds".
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The term "storm-chasing vehicle" brings to mind images of ancient staion wagons and minivans brimming with antannae, and filled with esoteric radar and computer gear. Basically, "all cattle no hat".

Filmmaker Sean Casey wanted a vehicle fit to survive a tornado, and in creating this "stealth" wagon, he might have provided a nice prototype for UFO/UAP/NEO-NET research vehicles.

Even if not, it's an excellent example of the ingenuity and motivation in the civilian "hobbyist" community.

Way to go Sean!! Can't wait to see your first production.

[via BoingBoing]

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