Thursday, December 07, 2006

Science tidbits

Remember those hand sensor computer screens that Tom Cruise used in Minority Report? Here is what looks like a precursor, plasma screens that allow for incredible touch manipulation:




Aimbot delivers this cool video that shows very colorfully the inner life of a cell:



Reminds me of the java animation I posted a couple of years ago that journeys from the edge of the galaxy to the quarks inside an atom. Of course I found it on YouTube:



For some good stoner grade philosophy on the 'meaning of it all,' read the some of the comments that follow the video. It actually starts off with someone posting 'all we are is dust in the wind.' Goes pretty much downhill from there.


National Geographic reports that Mars does indeed have water. Though it hasn't actually been seen yet, the idea of a wet Mars was furthered by the examination of erosion activity on the surface. Evidence of recent topological changes suggested flowing water. If this photo doesn't prove it, I don't know what will:














It might be that only that little buggy can tell us whether Mars really has the goods.

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