AMANDA Neutrino Telescope

AMANDA (Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array), a massive array of light-sensitive globes buried in the crystal clear Antarctic ice, has had its first test run. It will now begin scanning for evidence of tiny black holes whizzing through the Earth’s atmosphere several times a minute, dark matter, and gravity “leaking” into other dimensions.

Challenger Accident Anniversary

Today is the 17th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accicent. Here are the mission profile, image library, movie clips, voice recorder transcripts, and Rogers Commision Report (including Richard Feynman’s appendix).

100 Years of Crayola Crayons

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the introduction of Crayola Crayons. Of course, the makers of Crayola, Binney & Smith, also makes one of my all-time favorite products Silly Putty – the toy with one moving part. Don’t forget to order your 5-pound bulk pack!

All-time Greatest Super Bowl Ads

Courtesy of FOX Sports: the all-time greatest Super Bowl ads.

Dry Ice

Everything you’ll ever want to know about dry ice, including information on science/school projects, making fog, and a dry ice directory.

Raving Toy Maniac

If you’re an action figure or toy collector Raving Toy Maniac has everything you’ll need – from toy industry news to information on how action figures are made.

Super Bowl Commercials

You’ll find all of the commercials from Super Bowl XXXVII online at iFilm (in Real or Windows Media formats) and at (in QuickTime format).

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Monday, January 27 is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, at least according to the folks at Sealed Air Corporation, who’s founders Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding invented it 1957. (and don’t forget the perpetual bubble wrap site and The Bubble Wrap Book,).

Win a Million Bucks

The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a prize of one million dollars each for solutions to the seven Millennium Prize Problems. I wish I had studied harder in school…

Today’s Front Pages

Each morning, seven days a week, the Newseum posts the front page of 169 newspapers from 25 countries on their website, including a high-resolution PDF version. At first, I was surprised to find that even the Anchorage Daily News is included, but then I remembered that it is owned by McClatchy, the owners of Nando […]

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