Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Larger Text

You've heard of web 2.0, over at discovery you'll see web 0.1 back at work. In an attempt to recreate the 80's they have introduced unreadable small text with a "make it the right size button mofos" which you have to click on every page, I love this kind of interaction. Ahh for User Mode in Opera.

and I've forgotten the real article I tried to read there and wanted to link to

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boffins develop Terminator-vision goggles

"If you've ever wondered what it's like to trip on acid or experiencing life through the eyes of the Terminator, then a team of Russian inventors may have the gadget for you. The team has created a pair of virtual reality goggles that enables users to experience the world from a completely different perspective."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sir Norman : Boldly Going

"The Foster + Partners and URS team has won an international competition to build the first private spaceport in the world - The New Mexico Spaceport Authority Building."

Friday, September 07, 2007

Arctic Ice Melt Gets Stark Reassessment

"Summertime sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is on track for shrinking by 40 percent below 1980 and 1990 levels by the year 2050, say oceanographers. That's twice as fast as the rate of loss estimated in the most recent assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."

The Old Model

This NOAA illustration showing one model of future sea ice loss in the Arctic is not even the worst case scenario. A new report by scientists taking a closer look at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on ice loss suggests the ice may be melting at twice the rate predicted by the panel.