Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Keith Barry does brain magic | Video on TED.com

I have good guesses on how each of these magic tricks was done, but I'm not sure I know them all for sure. See if you can watch the video more than once and spot where he gives away his secrets.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Crazy Paper Thing

Have some fun with this crazy paper thing. It's not exactly Origami, but it's entertaining.

The resulting puzzle reminds me of Rubik's Magic Puzzle.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Points Cards for the Nintendo Wii: Play Classic Nintendo Games

Nintendo Nintendo Wii 2,000 Points Card

Nintendo Points Card for Nintendo Wii ($1999)

Are you looking for a way to shake up the classic Wii games that you love to play over and over again? Want to score the leading edge over your opponents so you can climb to new levels and finally defeat that one impossible boss? Maybe you want to try your hand in a completely new game world altogether and explore a mysterious new adventure. Accessing incredible extra content and exciting new games for your Nintendo Wii is quick and easy with the Nintendo Points Card. This little card is your one-way ticket to a whole new world of opportunity. Are you ready to jump in? Packed with endless possibilities, this Nintendo Points Card instantly gives you $19.99 to spend at the Wii Shop Channel, Wii Ware and Virtual Console, so you can pick and choose exactly what you want from a vast digital world. Whether you pick up an entire game or some game-enhancing bonuses, you win every time with this versatile card. Plus, redeeming your Nintendo Points only requires a few simple steps on your Wii console, so you can log in, shop around and get right into the gaming action.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Last Roll Out of a NASA Space Shuttle

In the final move of its kind, NASA's space shuttle Atlantis was photographed earlier this month slowly advancing toward Launch Pad 39A, where it is currently scheduled for a July launch to the International Space Station. The mission, designated STS-135, is the 135th and last mission for a NASA space shuttle. Atlantis and its four-person crew will be carrying, among other things, the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello to bring key components and supplies to the ISS. Pictured above, the large Shuttle Crawler Transporter rolls the powerful orbiter along the five-kilometer long road at less than two kilometers per hour. Over 15,000 spectators, some visible on the right, were on hand for the historic roll out.

See more images like this at APOD: 2011 June 20 - Last Roll Out of a NASA Space Shuttle.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Happy Mothers' Day

Thank your mother for everything she's ever done for you. Here's the best funny tribute to moms that I can find.

Have a happy mothers day!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Making Music: Matrix

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EARSLAP's Otomata

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Decorah Eagles

Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: The Raptor Resource Project brings you the Decorah Eagles from atop their tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa.

See more Nest Cams.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

Here is an important and interesting video about the size of the universe AND it underlines how we learn.

It is actually important to understand that the graphics that we've seen are perceived as correct and to scale. But they are not.

NASA's SDO Captures a Monster Prominence [video] | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

See more of NASA's stuff on Flickr.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Avatar: The Last Airbender from Dark Horse and Nickelodeon | GeekDad | Wired.com

There is going to be an Avatar comic book. And if you show up at the comic book store on the right day, you can get a free copy of the first issue. Read more from GeekDad on Wired.com.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

NASA - The Entire Sun in STEREO

We can now see more of the sun than ever before.

Launched in October 2006, STEREO traces the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. It also provides unique and revolutionary views of the sun-Earth system. STEREO has given us the first view of the entire sun on February 6, 2011 and when coupled with SDO, will give us complete views of the sun's entire surface and atmosphere for the next 8 years.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Avatar: Legend of Korra

I heard a rumor recently and was able to confirm it a bit tonight. It would appear that there will soon be a new miniseries on Nickelodeon set in the Avatar universe. You can learn more about it at the Avatar Wiki.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Sumo Paint

Visit SumoPaint.com and give it a try. The fun feature is the symmetry tool.

Sesame Street: Martians Radio