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New Extrasolar Planets Discovered

Of the 37 new extrasolar objects spotted in the past year, 28 of them have been extrasolar planets. This brings the total to 236 known exoplanets and shows that planets can exist around a broad spectrum of stellar types.


Posted in Science, Space May 31st, 2007 by Chip
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Mars as Art

Mars as ArtNASA has a lovely gallery highlighting the artistic range of colors and shapes on Mars. There’s also another one featuring the sun.

Mars | Sun (via Neatorama)

Posted in News May 30th, 2007 by Chip
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Threadless is selling this wonderful Spoiler T-shirt. Huh; I had no idea what was in Soylent Green.

Spoiler T-Shirt

Link (via BoingBoing)

Posted in Humor May 29th, 2007 by Chip
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You May Have Been a Good Smuggler…

Chocolate Han Solo…but now you’re dark chocolate.

Instructables user FreakCitySF has posted instructions on how to make a candy mold to turn out your very own chocolate Han Solo in Carbonite. Weird. Eerie.

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in Ephemera May 28th, 2007 by Chip
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It’s all a matter of faith

Another answer to those irritating door-bell ringers. HA!


Posted in Computers & Internet, Humor May 25th, 2007 by Gandalara
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Star Wars Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On May 25, 1977, audiences were first introduced to Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest of the gang. To say that the movie was seminal is like saying the Pacific Ocean is damp.

(Anybody else feel old, or is it just me?)


Update: The fabulous Professor Fate just sent me a link for “Star Wars Toys That Never Were.” It’s a pity Kenner passed on these.

Posted in Movies & TV May 25th, 2007 by Chip
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The Cotton Monster

Cotton MonsterFiber artist Jennifer Strunge makes unique monsters out of recycled clothing and linens. According the the FAQ, although they may pretend to eat your arm, they prefer broccoli.

Link (via Everlasting Blort)

Posted in Ephemera May 24th, 2007 by Chip
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The Earth Guide

The Japan Science and Technology Agency offers the “Earth Guide,” an infographic that answers science and geography questions such as, “Where does the sky become space?” No word on whether it describes the planet as “Mostly Harmless.”

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in Science, Space May 23rd, 2007 by Chip
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A “Charitable Menagerie”

Robots and Monsters DrawingCartoonist Joe Alterio is raising money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in an unusual way. Make a donation and he will draw a robot or a monster (your choice) defined by three words or phrases you provide (“pink, cute, holding flowers,” “arrogant, obtuse, left-handed,” whatever).

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in Ephemera May 22nd, 2007 by Chip
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Scientists Develop Plastic Blood

Researchers at Sheffield University in the UK have devised artificial blood; plastic molecules with an iron atom at their core. Like hemoglobin, it can carry oxygen through the body. Unlike hemoglobin, it doesn’t go bad at warm temperatures and is easy to carry and store.

Link (via SciFi Tech)

Posted in Science May 21st, 2007 by Chip
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