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Friday: July 8, 2011

Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.

Some exact details for those interested: launch vehicle: Space shuttle Atlantis, launch pad: 39A, launch window: 11:21 - 11:31 a.m. EDT.   Wow, that launch window seems pretty small, just ten minutes. Targeted launch time is 11:26 a.m. EDT. To infinity and beyond!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:28 AM | Tags (7) | last | launch | nasa | shuttle | space | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.

For the 111 Navy Chair, a green redux of the now-iconic 106 Navy Chair, Emeco is adding a new material to the mix: recycled plastic soda bottles diverted from Coke's Spartanburg, S.C., plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:07 PM | Tags (9) | bottles | coke | emeco | forbes | furniture | plant | plastic | recycling | used |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.

This has happened to me more times than I can remember specifically with a certain line of Sony headphones. Next time this happens I'll be giving this tutorial a whirl before running out to the local Best Buy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | headphones | stripped | wire | instructables | dip | plastic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.

But if you can't roast your own beans, you might be wondering how long ago the beans you just bought were roasted by the store. This handy, quick, and inexpensive trick can assist you on testing your coffee bean freshness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | beans | freshness | ziploc | baggie | plastic | wikihow | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Fantastic elastic through the stretchy eye of Photoshop.Fantastic elastic through the stretchy eye of Photoshop.

Who needs a space elevator when you can just as easily build a space ladder instead? I ask these questions to myself (and anyone who will listen) on a daily basis. You're not listening, are you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | contest | elastic | ladder | manipulation | photoshop | space | stretchy | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.

The first and much bigger crash is set for 7:31 a.m. EDT. That's when an empty rocket that weighs 2.2 tons should hit the crater Cabeus and create a minicrater about half the size of an Olympic pool. It should kick up a plume of lunar debris about six miles high.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | space | nasa | moon | water | rocket | blast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.

The refreshed iMacs may include a new touch-capable mouse to emulate functionality that iPhones can already do. My hunch is that it will be a USB touch pad. Pinching and swiping with an actual mouse doesn't quite work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (7) | imacs | macbooks | new | plastic | redesign | refresh | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.

...the polymer that lines aluminum cans might absorb small amounts of soluble flavor from the soda. Conversely, acetaldehyde in plastic bottles might migrate into the soda. The FDA regulates this kind of potential chemical contact, but even minute, allowable amounts could alter flavor.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:28 PM | Tags (5) | bottle | coke | plastic | popsci | taste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.

Wasn't aware of the TidySongs app, going to play around with this one today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:32 AM | Tags (8) | music | applications | apps | collection | itunes | mac | lastfm | tidysongs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.

There are many things you can do with the many plastic bags floating around in the world, such as make plastic yarn and knit a funky bag from it, or make a kite! Either way, the durability that makes plastic bags bad for the environment can make them good accessories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:56 AM | Tags (4) | plastic | laptop | bag | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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