Fighting Fires With Sound


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This fire-fighting sound system has various modes of operation. Above we see it being used against a particularly bad fried kale fire, utilizing it’s “Sarah Palin” mode. For larger fires there is a Dick Cheney mode, and a selection of Nickelback songs.

Hopefully The Restrooms Are Clean


Rings 200-Times Bigger Than Saturn’s Discovered

Saturn says it’s not the size of your rings, but how you use them that counts.

Facebook To Buy Oculus For $2 Billion

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Is Comet ISON Coming Apart?

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Google Throat Tattoo Can Make Calls, Tell If You Lie

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Maybe The New Version Of Windows 8 Will Fix This


14-Year-Old’s Study Shows iPad 2 Can Interfere With Pacemakers

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U.N. Just Says No To Killer Robots

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Study: Women Prefer A Large Penis

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In other Big Science News: the Earth goes around the Sun, when water gets really cold it becomes ice, and there’s gravity.

CERN Scientists Announce They Have Found The “God Particle”

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Two Chances To See A Comet In 2013

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Makes History

The first non-test flight of a reusable commercial spacecraft was a complete success as the SpaceX Dragon capsule launched, docked with the International Space Station and delivered cargo, and then returned to Earth.

A major new era in space exploration and human civilization has begun.

Bill Nye Calls Creationism Inappropriate

The world’s most respected scientist, Bill Nye The Science Guy, appears in a video called “Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children“. In the video Nye says “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated if you don’t believe in evolution”, and claims the United States is the main country where people deny the fact of evolution.

Curiosity Rover Lands Safely On Mars!

In a break with established tradition NASA didn’t screw up Sunday night and safely landed the new $2.5 billion Curiosity rover on Mars. In a picture-perfect operation the complex landing procedure that everyone said was sure to fail didn’t, and didn’t fail spectacularly. The rover sent its first images back Earth within minutes of touching down.

Let’s Keep Our Fingers Crossed And Hope No One Has Been Drinking

Don’t forget, tonight at 10:31 pm Pacific / 1:31 am Eastern NASA will try really hard not to screw the pooch.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover To Attempt Mars Landing

You can watch live on various sources at 10:31 pm Pacific time Sunday / 1:31 am Eastern time Monday. Well – not really because there’s no one there to point a camera at it – but you can see the look on the NASA guy’s faces when it craters.

Giant Solar Flare To Strike Earth Tonight

A massive solar flare will strike the Earth tonight, and either cause some disruption to communications, or kill all life on the planet. We’ll let you know which tomorrow.

Higgs Boson Comes Out

Microsoft Surprises No One With Tablet Announcement

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, looking more than slightly like a deer caught in Apple’s headlights, announces Microsoft’s soon-to-fail tablet entry, the Surface. Microsoft will manufacture millions of these, pour ungodly amounts of money into marketing and sales, and in the end will dump them into the Baltic Sea along with all those millions of copies of “Bob”.

Scientists To Probe Mysterious Baltic Anomaly

Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg are returning to the site of the mysterious “Baltic Anomaly”, a strange circular formation on the floor of the Baltic Sea that they discovered last year while searching for a WWI shipwreck. Speculation about the nature of the site ranges from an emerging volcano to a crashed UFO.

R.I.P.: Eugene Polley

His legacy is as broad as it is lasting.

ISS Captures Dragon!

Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA on making history today as the first private spacecraft docked with the International Space Station.

SpaceX Private Spacecraft Launch Scrubbed

The launch of the SpaceX private spacecraft, scheduled to dock with the International Space Station, was called-off in its final seconds due to a problem with the rocket motor. SpaceX is NASA’s private enterprise answer to hitching rides on Russian spacecraft, which is not only embarrassing but scary.

Google Issued License To Test Driverless Car In Nevada

Large Hadron Collider Discovers New Particle

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider announced they have discovered a new particle.

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN institute in Switzerland have announced the discovery of a new particle, though not the much sought-after Higgs boson – the fundamental particle that imparts mass.

“It’s even better” the team said. “The neutral Xi_b^star baryon is even more useful than the Higgs. The Higgs would merely lead to the ability to manipulate gravity, but this new particle is thought to be responsible for hair loss and male impotence! The benefits to mankind in controlling this particle are almost unlimited! It totally justifies the enormous cost of building the collider!

Signals Detected From Distant Planet

And artist's rendering of the newly detected planet around a distant star.

NASA scientists have revealed they have detected signals from a small blue planet around a distant star. The inhabitants of the planet call it Kolob, and call themselves Mormos. Other than this the signals have as yet been undecipherable.

Santorum: Obama Believes In “Theology Different From That In The Bible”

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks in Columbus, Ohio where he said President Barack Obama is a threat to Christians.

First Close-Up Of Mysterious Object Near Mercury

The Final Shuttle Landing

The space shuttle Atlantis touched-down on a runway in Florida at 2:59 am Pacific time this morning – the last time one of the shuttle fleet will do so. The fleet flew for 30 years: the first launch of a shuttle into orbit took place April 12, 1981.

The U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to reach Earth orbit, on October 4, 1957, and it burned-up on re-entry on January 4, 1958. The first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, was launched on January 31, 1958. The word “aerospace” was supposedly coined on February 2. The U.S. Congress created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on July 29, and NASA launched its first satellite, Pioneer 1, on October 11.

I was born on the last day of 1958. So, the U.S. space program and myself are about the same age. I was one of those kids that read science fiction stories about space travel. I followed the space program the way other kids followed baseball. I watched the first Apollo Moon landing on TV on July 20, 1969 (along with about 500 million other people). I watched the first shuttle launch on TV in a college classroom in ’81. And a few minutes ago I watched the last shuttle landing on TV – satellite TV.

Now I wonder – will I see U.S. astronauts go back into space in my lifetime?