Friday, June 15, 2007

Catching Up with Interesting Science/Tech Stories

While I was finishing work on Sunborn, I saved up a bunch of links to interesting new developments in science and whatnot. Time to send some your way before I lose them.

  • Astronomers have discovered dark caves, or holes in Mars! They might be a place where life could be lurking, sheltered from the sun.
  • In one of the more breathtaking views I've seen lately, Saturn was caught emerging from behind the Moon. It looks like a close neighbor, but really it's over a billion kilometers away.
  • In a series of amazing images of another kind, artist Chris Jordan shows us profound views of what our consumption of products, as a society, really looks like. It's called Running the Numbers.
  • Finally, from New Scientist, a couple more news items caught my attention: a new theoretical approach to teleportation (no, I can't say I understand it, but...), and a new dino discovery, Gigantoraptor, a feathered dino big enough to face off with a T-Rex.

"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else." —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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At 9:54 AM, Blogger Charlza said...

The hole on Mars is extremely intriguing. I'd have to see one of the most mysterious things I've seen in years.

At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting links there as always Jeff, thanks for sharing!

Speaking of things that you've shared w/ us, I noticed that a film you talked about in your blog about a year (?) ago "A Flock of Dodos" is on Showtime this month. I actually got to watch it this past week and it is a fun documentary about the evolution/intelligent design/evolution situation. You definitely come away with an understanding with how those who a promoting the idea of intelligent design are being successful in promoting "their side of the argument" despite actual science.

- The anonymous tsmacro

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction in my above post: evolution/intelligent design/evolution should read: creationism/intelligent design/evolution

- tsm

At 2:54 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Okay, the irony here is that I had no memory of having written about "Flock of Dodos," so I had to go back and look to see what I'd posted. And what I found was...I'd passed on a tip (from another web site) that you, Marco, had passed on to me!

So you've just acted, indirectly, on your own tip!

I'll have to take a look when it comes out on DVD.

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that is funny! *L* When I saw it on the Showtime schedule the name rang a bell and the first thing I thought was "oh yeah I saw that on Jeff's blog a while ago". Obviously I had forgotten that I had found it somewhere else first. There must've been some discussion of intelligent design or something going on here that made me think to let you know about it when I stumbled across out on the web someplace.

- Marco aka tsmacro


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