Friday, June 29, 2007
The clouds are on the move, brightening and creeping out of polar regions, and researchers don't know why.
'It is clear that these clouds are changing, a sign that a part of our atmosphere is changing and we do not understand how, why or what it means,' said atmospheric scientists James Russell III of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia"
More information: Strange Clouds at NASA, AIM mission webpage
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
The trial involves 75 customers who will test the concept at 50 retail locations in Memphis and Jackson, according to a statement from the Cellular South. They will use handsets from Kyocera Wireless Corp. that will act as a digital credit card. A customer will be able to tap a phone against a Near Field Communication-enabled wireless reader."
And if you can't make it in person check out the BBC Glastonbury website where you can watch the live sets.
Handsets loaded with bank account details would be swiped over a reader to buy tickets from Oyster Card machines, and swiped again at the barriers to pay for journeys.
The handsets use 'near field communication' technology, which involves a short-wave radio activated when phones are touched against a screen or reader. They will be available at commercial levels from next year, and are already compatible with London Underground ticket machines.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
A thunderhead towers at knee level, throwing tiny lightning bolts at my shoes. I'm standing--rather, my avatar is standing--astride a giant map of the continental United States, and southern Illinois, at my feet, is evidently getting a good April shower.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
"After lying in second place since the first Audi crashed out at 7:45 this morning, the Peugeot No 7 came into the pit at 12:39 with an apparent engine problem. At this time the car is still in for fixing and the second Peugeot will take second place from Gene/Villeneuve/Minassian."
Le Mans 24 Hour offical site
Le Mans on wikipedia
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced its intention to participate in the GSMA Pay-Buy-Mobile Initiative. The Company will potentially participate in all trials facilitated by the GSMA which will drive forward developments on mobile payments.
Motorola will also provide feedback to GSMA Near Field Communications Technical Guidelines white papers, and work with standardisation bodies such as ETSI and the NFC Forum to further provide input to the development process.
Near Field Communications and the associated applications, including payment, are a strategic focus area for Motorola. Motorola is committed to working with the GSMA Pay-Buy-Mobile Initiative and the broader industry to facilitate the development and implementation of a NFC ecosystem.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
"No one shall be able to slow down his pace, for he has been chosen by God as His active instrument, violent and destructive towards the enemies of the Church."
Don't ask, I just like his hat, turns out this bunny was held as the anti-pope just can't make this stuff up
The Spanish entry on wikipedia mentions that anyone who has seen Jesus Christ Superstar is excommunicated, given that Christopher Biggins was in it, makes sense
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
"The most creative branch of the military-science-industrial complex (known as DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) also rejected Cramer's proposal. Officials at DARPA told the UW physicist his experiment is 'too weird' -- even though they recently gave money in support of a project aimed at creating Terminatorlike liquid robots."
sorry about the writing at the other end
Sunday, June 10, 2007
What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.
Virtual Tourism has gone a step further and hacked the actual 'street view' images and produced a fully interactive 'street view' Google Gadget. The gadget shows a different image from street view every day and can be added to your iGoogle page by clicking on the Google button."
Playing around with a virtual car in the real environment. What you see is the mixed image shown on displays around the stage. The technology making this possible is called augmented reality. The music is by "My Fearless Friend". Source: Augmented Blog
Three companies that claim “essential” patents on NFC launched the licensing scheme, which other developers of the short-range wireless technology may join later."