January 30, 2006

Video of the week

Re-entry of the Stardust comet sample return mission was successful and the re-entry was on target. My cool video of the day is a movie taken by a crew out of the Ames Research Center whose mission statement is to run "An airborne and ground observing campaign to test thermal protection systems in the fastest re-entries since Apollo and probe the delivery of organics for life’s origins by measuring the physical conditions during re-entry."

This video is the standout, but there are a few good ones on the site.
Getting towed off the coast of Maui to gain the speed you need to take off on waves like this.
If you have seen any cool video clips, please let me know!


January 20, 2006

Another item published by lockergnome

Science: don’t we just love it? When you consider the grand sweep of it, the only question that can’t be answered is just how school teachers managed to make it seem so boring to so many. Not me; I’m the nerd who hung around the library reading “Flight International” magazines, so one of my big Web pleasures is listening to great minds on the cutting edge. Here are a few of my favourites; professional broadcasts that started life boiling off the filaments of vacuum tubes.

January 13, 2006

Wrote my first item for

Called Nothin' But the Full Text.

We all like books, right? There is something about free full text that has always got me going and lately I’ve noticed a few gems available in Australia that you don’t find elsewhere.

December 29, 2005

The Future of Online search.

LONDON, England (CNN) -- If anyone can guess what is in store for Web searching, it is Wired magazine co-founder John Batelle, who has spent most of his career as a technology journalist trying to find the answer.

He has written a book about the rise of online search and spoke to CNN about his observations and predictions for Web search.