Six "Ten (10) Things You Don't Know" Lists: Comets, Earth, Black Holes, Hubble, Sun, Pluto, and The Milky WaySubmitted by ant on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 7:27am. Education/School | History | Nature | Personal | Reading Materials | Science | Sight Seeings | Space
Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures of Grains of Pollen & Jonathan Drori's TED Presentation (Every Pollen Grain Has a Story).Submitted by ant on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 7:55pm. Art/Design | Audio | Education/School | Health | Nature | Personal | Reading Materials | Science | Sight Seeings
Jonathan Drori's TED presentation tells how every pollen grain has a story -- "Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship."
Narrated Apollo 11 launch in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).Submitted by ant on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 3:34pm. Audio | Education/School | History | Personal | Science | Sight Seeings | Space | Transportation/Travel
VideoSift shares an eight minutes and 42 seconds YouTube video showing a narrated and beautifully shot slow motion footage of the ational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. It is in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).
The Christian Science Monitor reports the answers to "Why Mexicali earthquake damage is nothing compared to Haiti" -- "Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the January/Jan. 12 2010 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless..."
This two pages GamesRadar article compares the fantastic computer/video game weapons and their real-life equivalents -- "There are certain things we just accept in video games. An overweight pipe technician can jump five times his own height. A first aid kit will instantly heal bullet wounds and replace lost blood. And any theoretical physics model can be cleanly packaged into a lightweight, handheld weapon with the minimum of fuss. But in certain cases, that last one isn't too far off the truth.