Monday, October 26, 2009

pixar parody

Yes, I have way too much work to do today, and I ought not to be doing this, but I couldn't resist. Now I'll go back to my article

Mantis Shrimp Eyes Could Show Way To Better DVD And CD players

Mantis Shrimp Eyes Could Show Way To Better DVD And CD players

a science experiment in my fridge

StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide - Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment

There are green things in my fridge. Sometimes they should be green. Sometimes ought not to be a glowing, oozing color. But how to tell and believe me, tasting is not an option. This is a great web site that will help you decide if something should be tossed, or recycled or put in the compost. When in doubt, throw it away. Do not feed it to your dog or cat, because if it makes you sick, it will also make them sick. And vet bills are sometimes way higher than doctor bills.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Flight of the bumblebee explained (The Vancouver Sun, 01 Oct 2009, Page B7)

Flight of the bumblebee explained

The Vancouver Sun
01 Oct 2009

OXFORD, England — Scientists armed with modern software and high-tech cameras say they have created a computer model that shows how bumblebees manage to appear to defy the laws of aerodynamics. A team of scientists from England and Australia more...

transylvanian bakery

It's nice to play tourist in your own city. In Vancouver there's a very strange bakery that makes giant hollow desserts, that taste flakey with an undertone of orange. You have to see these things being made! The dough is rolled onto special forms and rotated on a spit-like contraption.