Archive for November, 2011
Tags: Albert Pujols, Baseball, Cards, cartoon, Chicago Cubs, comic, contract talk, Cubbies, free agent, funny, Glenn McCoy, humor, lovable losers, MLB, money grab, penthouse to outhouse, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
Tags: autism, Brooklyn, fascinating person, idiot savant, inventory control, inventory specialist, Kramers Hardware Store, New York, rainman, video
Tags: anthropomorphic, corn cob, North American porcupine, porcupine, talking porcupine, wild animal, wildlife, wtf, Zooniversity
Tags: Google, info-graphic, infographic, internet, research, search, search engine, tips and tricks
Tags: carbon nanotube, Cloaking Technology, graphene, index of refraction, invisible, research, science, spacecraft, University of Michigan
Tiny carbon tubes can be used to hide three-dimensional objects from view, according to a team of researchers. The nanotubes are one-atom thick sheets of graphene wrapped into cylindrical tubes. Engineers from University of Michigan found they could be used to obscure objects so that they appeared to be nothing more than a flat black sheet. The team suggest “forests” of the material may one day be used to cloak spacecraft in deep space. The group says the technology works because the nanotubes’ “index of refraction [is] very close to that of air”. This means they slow down light to a similar degree. As a result there is very little scattering of light as it passes from the air into the layer of nanotubes.
Tags: cephalopod, creationism, Dry Land, evolution, evolve, fish out of water, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, intelligent design, Octopus, video
Tags: Activated Carbon, Activated Charcoal, Better Marriage blanket, blanket, comforter, Dutch oven, embarassing odors, fart, flatulence, neutralize
Tags: abaya, atheism, attractive, Betty Davis Eyes, Islam, Muslim, religion, Saudi Arabia, sinner, tempting, temptress, Virtue, vixen, weaker sex, womens liberation
Women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under Saudi Arabia’s latest repressive measure, it was reported yesterday. The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing ‘tempting’ eyes in public. A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, said a proposal to enshrine the measure in law has been tabled. Women in Saudi Arabia already have to wear a long black cloak, called an abaya, cover their hair and, in some regions, conceal their faces while in public. If they do not, they face punishments including fines and public floggings.
Tags: contradiction, counter intuitive, counterintuitive, defy logic, mystery, Paradox, physics, puzzle, science, technology
Tags: $100 dollar bill, anti-counterfeit, Bank of Canada, banknote, Canada, counterfeit, plastic banknote, Plastic Currency, plastic money, polymer banknote, polymer currency
In the ongoing battle against counterfeiting, Canada is abandoning paper currency ( or more accurately, linen), for banknotes made of plastic. The $100 is the first release, with the lower denominations to follow. An LA Times article has more details as well as a video.
Tags: Conan O'Brien, copycat, entertainment, funny, humor, lazy, push the envelope, read script, TV Reporter, video
Tags: Acura ZDX, auto, automobile, car, Chevy Aveo, Dodge Nitro, Honda Civic, lemon, Lincoln MKT, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Titan, quality, redesign, Smart car, VW Jetta