Wednesday: July 6, 2011
- A report of a report says that Apple will introduce a thinner iPhone sometime this fall.
Who knows what to believe these days. Perhaps Apple will pull the curtain on an iPhone 4S or an iPhone4GS (the 'G' standing for insanely great). Either way your current iPhone 4 will no longer be the coolest iPhone on the block. You should just throw it away right now. Go ahead, stop crying. You knew this day was coming.
Tuesday: May 18, 2010
- Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.
For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity. But scientists have been unable to agree on how and why ball lightning forms, since the phenomenon is rare and very short-lived.
Monday: April 12, 2010
- Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.
Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).
Thursday: April 8, 2010
- A collection of twenty-five outstanding Photoshop lighting effect tutorials just for you.
Yes, this post is just lighting effects galore. you can learn (or attempt to learn) everything from solar eclipse effects all the way over to retro-style Tron grids. End of line.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!
This is some particularly clever advertising from the folks over at Disney for the upcoming reboot of Tron (coming out December 17t h). Of course the effect may be lost if the monorail happens to be traveling in the opposite direction of the ad but that's a minor detail.
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.
Welcome to the future, here is your jetpack. Oh, we'll need to make sure that your check in the amou nt of $86,000 clears before we can let you just fly away. Buy now and get a free a ballistic parachute with purchase.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.
An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.
Monday: February 22, 2010
- Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.
Astronauts Bob Behnken and British-born Nicholas Patrick conducted three spacewalks during the mission, racking up a total of 18 hours, 14 minutes outside the orbiting outpost.
Friday: February 19, 2010
- Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.
No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.
Tuesday: January 26, 2010
- FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.
Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.
Tuesday: January 5, 2010
- Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.
All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.
If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.
Monday: December 21, 2009
- Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.
Everything you never knew (or possibly wanted to know) about the shortest day of the year brought to you by the fine folks of National Geographic. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Thursday: December 10, 2009
- An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.
Looking at these photos may cause an intese desire to go watch Christmas Vacation... multiple times. 'Is your house on fire, Clark?' 'No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.'
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.
A blue light first appeared from behind a mountain, and created a giant spiral in the sky within seconds. Perhaps even more baffling, a green-blue beam of light appeared to shoot from the center.