A little something for my TopGear fan friends. Where’s Waldo got
nothing on this.
Fiat Abarth, sigh. One of my first experiences with sleeper was a
little Fiat 850 that ran like a scalded cat. Here’s what they are
doing now. Wanna rally?
More extreme transport. In this case moving the 200,000 pound antennas
for the ALMA array in Chile.
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Since I already mentioned ALMA. Have a look around the official site.
Extreme astronomy. (And a bonus video of the above huge transporters.)
The search for the legendary “dark matter” has a new tool. A
scintillating bolometer. A weird little steam-punky looking cylinder
with a blue light crystal. Obligatory Golden Compass references
provided in the report.
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Premium doesn’t mean much any more. To wit the reactions to the feel
and pricing of Sony’s PSP Go. John Biggs does a good job of
summarizing the situation and chooses a premium picture to illustrate.
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Art, Images, Architecture
Facebook is getting new digs in Palo Alto. Can architecture be
considered childish? Ugh.
Lester Young meets William Steig. I will spend the next hour hunting up an mp3 of this album. And then use the artwork as wallpaper.
A fence with the iconic image from the first Sci-Fi film La Voyage
dans la Lune. Art, science, metal!
Weston Teruya draws fragmented, isolated images of, well stuff. Oddly calming.
Tagged as Lowbrow/Comic Surrealism. Eh?
Real (dead) bugs + small machine parts = awesomeness. Check out the
small wonders at Insect Labs.
Or, on a larger scale, the awesomeness of giant balloon creature
costumes. Mediocre time-lapse making of video. Turn off your speakers.
don’t get eaten by the troll under the bridge.