Archive for the 'Science' Category

Two Online Videos

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

(via John Tokash) This video is demo of what the QuickCam Orbit MP is capable of. You can add one of dozens of augmentations ranging from hats to glasses to full blown avatars to your video chat experience. All of the effects utilize face tracking to keep in synch with your face’s eyes, eyebrows, lips, [...]

Particle Accelerator day

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

(Via Cosmic Variance) Yesterday, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, declared Particle Accelerator Day, in Illinois, in recognition of the state’s federal laboratories (Fermilab and Argonne) as world leaders in accelerator technology. I wonder what other wierd days have been declared in Illinios. Since the UofC helps to manage Fermilab and Argonne, I was hoping that someone [...]

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

The Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) has some stunning images. One of them is this stunning panoramic view of the top of Mount Everest. Coming up tomorrow is a picture of the Martian Everest – a volcano called Olympus Mons. Wikipedia says that it is the tallest known mountain in the solar system (3 [...]

Super Volcanoes

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

I was reading about Supervolcanoes. This is just a term for really big volcanoes and was coined by the producers of the BBC program Horizon. And they mean so big that we do not recognise them as volcanos. When they erupt they do not form mountains of solid magma, but huge depressions where the land [...]

Deep Impact

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Deep Impact is going to hit comet Temple – 1 in an hour or so. I was tempted to gaze up at the heavens using the telescope on top of Ryerson, however I was not convinced that I would see anything. So instead of using the telescope like Carl Sagan did back in the 50′s, [...]


Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Here are three links that are worth mentioning. The first was from Hemanshu and the other two I came across while reading other blogs. Tiny little houses meant for one person. Check out the location of S-House and Elemeno House. I want a house in a place like that. Online gallery for the Art of [...]

Brown Recluse Spiders

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

Cryptome got photos of a Brown Recluse Spider bite and mistook it for a biological attack like cutaneous anthrax. The spider is mainly found in the midwest United States. If you want to see graphic images of the bites then click here.


Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

I went to see the Bodyworlds exhibition of dead bodies yesterday, at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was not as sickening and disgusting as I hoped it would be, however it was well worth the trip. The hand specimen was simply awesome, but my most vivid memories would be that of the unborn [...]