The arsenal includes grenades and rocket launchers. We’re not even going to mention the selection of targets.
The hollow crest atop the lambeosaur, also known as the duck-billed dinosaur, perhaps lesser known as the Cow of the Cretaceous Period, is not an organ of smell. A University of Toronto doctoral student of zoology has ruled that possibility out.
It closed at $432.66, but after falling below expected earnings results, it is currently at $377.
In such a procedure, the head has to be absolutely still. To provide comfort to an anxious patient, a volunteer will hold his hand throughout. This service seems to be provided only in the UK.
Described as SUVs with wings, the little jets cost half as much as business jets. The worry among major airlines is that before long, these affordable planes will jam up the airspace around major cities.
Shown at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, the hybrid’s hydrogen supply will go for 300 miles.
The orphaned cub was only a few months old, near death from starvation. Villagers saw the dogs closing in. They put it in the electricity station, the only warm place in an area suffering from record cold temperatures.
A hunter fed it walrus meat and seal fat by hand. The little bear, named Dumka by its rescuers, will be moved to the Moscow Zoo.
The major players are seeking ways to speed up their services. How? By making their menus less wordy, showing your order on a screen so you can eliminate mistakes, and by using call centers instead of a teen at the window.
Nah. What we need is an in-car touch screen with menu choices of our favorite burger and pizza joints. Imagine what that would do to obesity rates. Because if the technology arrives for that, then TVs will come equipped as well.
The human subjects seem to be from another era, and the situations to be from a parallel universe that collided with ours.
When someone is in a mad rush, those who aren’t in such a hurry can be a source of supreme irritation.
Or, in this case, supreme beauty.
A Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle, whose speeds will range from 6,000 to 15,000 mph at altitudes of 100,000 to 150,000 feet will have a test flight in September 2007.
It’s Monday. I’m having trouble comprehending such numbers.
Before you laugh, consider this: a human pathogen, adenovirus AD-37, makes chickens fat. Two others, AD-36 and Ad-5 can cause animals to become obese.
Scientists agree that the viruses could only be a part of the global obesity problem, and that other factors, such as diet, should be factored in.
The obesity epidemic, as it has been called, may be just that.
A professor at Cambridge University believes that children born to scientist, mathematician, or engineering parents are more likely to have autism.
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen calls such professionals ’systemizers’, who frequently neglect sociability while tending to minute details. In addition, systemizers are attracted to one another.
Just as we’ve been told to eat more fruits and veggies, today there’s news that the same foods are top sources of food poisoning. Salmonella and E. coli are two of the main culprits.
While we have no control over how clean restaurant produce is, we can certainly be sure to scrub and peel in our own kitchens.
A British Columbia researcher was amazed to see the 100-lb octopus on video going after his $200,000 machine. He put the mini-sub in reverse, which sent a volley of sea bottom particles at the octopus, discouraging it from further aggression.
Music from machines, using components of traditional instruments in new ways.
Ophiocoma wendtii, a brittlestar, is covered with tiny lenses that are distortion-free. Researchers hope to capitalize on lessons learned from studying the creature, whose unique eyes may influence the design of optical computers.
Stunning forms using Mathematica and various ray-tracing programs.
Last year, faber-castell turned 100. At this site, you can see sculptures made from sharpened castell 9000 pencils. Chairs, tables, and lamps bristling with extremely well-sharpened pencils.
Less than a day after Disney bought Pixar, the creative chief of Pixar, John Lasseter, killed the Toy Story 3 project. Despite Pixar’s opposition, Disney had forged ahead with plans for the sequel. Lasseter has creative control over all the animation from both studios.
Eating more than five fruits and vegetables each day cuts the risk of stroke - up to 26 percent, according to a new study.
Now that beluga and sevruga caviar from the Caspian Sea are banned, hope lies in the roe from spoonfish and rainbow trout in Appalachia.
A 2 oz tin of spoonfish caviar, said to taste like sevruga, goes for $35.
An Australian woman was upset when she found 19 cigarette butts in her box of Kellogg’s Coco Pops.
If it’s clear where you are, Saturn will be seen in the east an hour after sunset. Earth passes between Saturn and the sun today.
My last try at the ribs, while good, was a little lacking in something. I bought two large packages of ribs (not boneless) at Costco the other night, and will be spending part of the weekend experimenting with different recipes.
To this morning’s effort, I’m adding tomatoes.
Now that both Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have turned down the role, Thandie Newton has been chosen to play Vesper Lynd.
The patient thought the packaging machine was shut off when she cleaned it. The nine surgeons wanted to make sure that not only were the fingers reattached, but that she would have full use of them as well.
These new surface coatings are made with nanomaterials activated by light. The tiny particles will have oxidising capabilities, which can kill germs and break down harmful substances.
Currently, the coatings react to UVA, so applications only work outdoors. But potential use in hospitals and care institutions, where cleanliness is a priority, will drive the technology forward.
Johns Hopkins University researchers report that the brain needs to see only a fragment of an image to know what that image is. It’s a very complex process, and incredibly fast.
At the University of Pittsburgh, scientists report that the vaccine is 100% effective in chickens and mice.
Their wool goes for 357 times the usual price, being much, much finer than the usual wool produced by sheep who do not listen to opera.
Scotland’s Nutritional Guidance for Early Years is recommending that haggis be served to kids only once per week due to its fatty and salty nature.
Nutritionists are alarmed at the average Scotsman’s poor health, and believe that teaching good eating habits from an early age is part of the answer.
So how long do you take for lunch? Not long enough? Welcome to the club.
It’s all about the work, and looking like you’re a dedicated employee.
Vodaphone and Sony will offer a new customizable streaming music service that lets the user select from 500,000 tracks. It’s called Radio DJ, and will be available in Europe in the spring.
What happens when an important scavenger is brought to the edge of extinction through the use of a cattle drug? In Pakistan, India, and Nepal, diclofenac is routinely used as an anti-inflammatory in cows. When a cow carcass is left to rot, as is customary in those regions, vultures take in the drug while feeding.
Scientists fear that when there are no more vultures, the carcasses will become sites where anthrax can breed.
It would help if my connection problems were over, and I didn’t have to spend the first hour trying to cobble together something that will work.
If only I didn’t have such interesting books (The Widow of the South) that keep me up past a decent bedtime.
Beginning next month, a staffing service will offer robots as options to personnel needs.
Yorisoi ifbot is designed to work in nursing homes, asking residents riddles to keep minds sharp.
Imagine walking into a business to be greeted by the Hello Kitty Robo receptionist, who transmits a picture and voice message to the human employees elsewhere.