Friday, March 12, 2004

Picture of Earth from Mars
11-ml-02-earth-A067R1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1194x1007 pixels)
Apparently, as Mars appears kinda reddish from earth, Earth appears as a pale blue spot from Mars. Cool. (it's a gray dot in this panoramic shot.)

Thursday, March 11, 2004

This is fascinating
What's Next: Diamonds Find a Friend in the Semiconductor Sector
I had no idea that scientists could make huge, super-hard diamonds in labs. That is so cool. Hopefully one day diamonds will be valued for their scientific benefits, but not their rarity, which would hopefully save the lives of the people killed in the diamond trade.

Our heroes in the military
Salon.com News | Donated bodies used in land mine tests
People donate their bodies to a medical school only to have that body sold to the US military to test how well they get blown up by land mines. Nice. Our Army: heroes! And don't let anyone tell you differently or they're terrorists!

edited: removed for double post