Recontacting NEAR

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is planning to attempt making contact with the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft later this year. The spacecraft landed on asteroid 433 Eros on February 12, 2001 after orbiting the asteroid for a year and returned some spectacular images.

New Search Engine

kartoo – an interesting new search engine.

The Case for the Enpire

Alternate views: The Case for the Empire and the War on Terror is not over yet.

Google Labs

Google Labs – Google’s technology playground.

Water Balloons in Zero-G

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to see a water balloon pop in space?

SETI@Home 3rd Anniversary

Somehow I completely overlooked the fact that yesterday was my 3rd anniversary as a SETI@home participant. 11850 work units and counting…

Wacky Patent of the Month

Over at Wacky Patent of the Month – US Patent #3,216,423: Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force.

The Ultimate Monty Python Site – the ultimate Monty Python site with scripts for all shows and movies (plus Fawlty Towers) and over 1000 sounds. I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK…. – Where losers are losers and winners are still losers documents tackling a series of difficult (and often disgusting) challenges. Anytime the rules includes things like “no puking for 30 minutes” there’s got to be fun…


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