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Its just a video showing a size comparison of the universe but its so mind warpingly beautiful.

What can I say? I'm a nerd who finds this stuff fascinating.


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This video just underscores the fact we should be throwing our resources into these projects, instead of wrecking our environment and figuring out better and more ingenious ways to exploit and kill each other.  Forty some years after going to the moon this type of video really shouldn't be extraordinary, it should be common place.

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I found this on the BBC's website and thought the final quote to be rather poetic and beautiful:

"You've now reached the outer edges of our own solar system, a distance of more than 21 billion kilometres. It would take you 22 million years of continuous scrolling on this scale to get to the farthest regions of the observable Universe, another 435 sextillion kilometers (435 followed by 21 zeros, or 46 billion light years) away. We think we'll stop here. Live long and prosper."

If interested the link is here. It makes for some fascinating scrolling.   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space
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The Curiousity Rover has drilled holes in Martian rocks with its laser. Somewhere I think H.G. Wells is laughing his ass off, if only because the invasion went the other way.

:-)
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The Curiousity Rover has drilled holes in Martian rocks with its laser. Somewhere I think H.G. Wells is laughing his ass off, if only because the invasion went the other way.

:-)
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From the article:

"Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs. I don't know how it can walk," noted Kimsey, who is also director at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Sweet Jesus! I don't know how the hell it would walk either, but its cool, in an awesomely terrifying sort of way.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-warrior-wasp-discovered-with-jaws-longer-than-its-legs?hpt=hp_bn11


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From the article:

"Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs. I don't know how it can walk," noted Kimsey, who is also director at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Sweet Jesus! I don't know how the hell it would walk either, but its cool, in an awesomely terrifying sort of way.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-warrior-wasp-discovered-with-jaws-longer-than-its-legs?hpt=hp_bn11


snowywolfowl: (gecko)

From the article:

"Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs. I don't know how it can walk," noted Kimsey, who is also director at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Sweet Jesus! I don't know how the hell it would walk either, but its cool, in an awesomely terrifying sort of way.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-warrior-wasp-discovered-with-jaws-longer-than-its-legs?hpt=hp_bn11


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Remember those alcoholic energy drinks that are supposedly too dangerous for human consumption? Well apparently some enterprising people have decided that "blackout in a can" need only apply to the nervous system of the average college student, not the power grid. Apparently there are plans afoot to convert them into ethanol to run bio-fuel based cars.

Isn't science wonderful? Here's the text of the article:

Outlawed Four Loko drink could be turned into ethanol fuel

The famously outlawed Four Loko alcoholic energy drink could be turned into ethanol fuel according to a report by the Associated Press.
 
The drink was deemed too dangerous for public consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, thousands upon thousands of cans of the stuff are going to waste.
 
The good news though is that they can be recycled into ethanol which could be used to power cars. A spokesman for one of the ethanol recycling facilities said they could process up to four trucks, or 8,000 cases per day. Four Loko isn't the only drink of its kind that has been outlawed, so we could see this program go on for several months.
snowywolfowl: (Default)

Remember those alcoholic energy drinks that are supposedly too dangerous for human consumption? Well apparently some enterprising people have decided that "blackout in a can" need only apply to the nervous system of the average college student, not the power grid. Apparently there are plans afoot to convert them into ethanol to run bio-fuel based cars.

Isn't science wonderful? Here's the text of the article:

Outlawed Four Loko drink could be turned into ethanol fuel

The famously outlawed Four Loko alcoholic energy drink could be turned into ethanol fuel according to a report by the Associated Press.
 
The drink was deemed too dangerous for public consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, thousands upon thousands of cans of the stuff are going to waste.
 
The good news though is that they can be recycled into ethanol which could be used to power cars. A spokesman for one of the ethanol recycling facilities said they could process up to four trucks, or 8,000 cases per day. Four Loko isn't the only drink of its kind that has been outlawed, so we could see this program go on for several months.
snowywolfowl: (Default)

Remember those alcoholic energy drinks that are supposedly too dangerous for human consumption? Well apparently some enterprising people have decided that "blackout in a can" need only apply to the nervous system of the average college student, not the power grid. Apparently there are plans afoot to convert them into ethanol to run bio-fuel based cars.

Isn't science wonderful? Here's the text of the article:

Outlawed Four Loko drink could be turned into ethanol fuel

The famously outlawed Four Loko alcoholic energy drink could be turned into ethanol fuel according to a report by the Associated Press.
 
The drink was deemed too dangerous for public consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, thousands upon thousands of cans of the stuff are going to waste.
 
The good news though is that they can be recycled into ethanol which could be used to power cars. A spokesman for one of the ethanol recycling facilities said they could process up to four trucks, or 8,000 cases per day. Four Loko isn't the only drink of its kind that has been outlawed, so we could see this program go on for several months.

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