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Turn It Up to 11 Tomorrow – For Nigel or Just Because [VIDEO]

Last year it was 10/10/10 (and so on back in time)…but this year’s date triplet  seems a little different…Why? Well, ’cause it goes up to eleven, you see…. Although in the UK it’s written 11/11/11…The soon to be 11/11/11 date (tomorrow) has sparked a strange, unofficial, world-wide (well, Facebook wide ) holiday…Nigel Tufnel Day! And […]

November 10th

Electric Blue Swirls Off Ireland (Photo of the Day)

Though looking at Ireland from space is always stunning, with it’s masses of dark green spread across the vast majority of the island, in this image there is something even more spectacular; the electric blue plankton bloom to the south. Captured by the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite on 23 May, 2010, using the Medium […]

October 28th

Madagascar From Space (Photo of the Day)

The world’s fourth largest island and the subject of quite a funny animated film, Madagascar is caught on camera by the European Space Agency’s satellite Envisat on 30 June, 2009. The image was caught using the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument and shows very clearly the beautiful green and browns of the island. Source: […]

October 27th

The Climate Movement and Occupy Wall Street

We are all a movement for change for the better, whether that be towards a sustainable future, or whether it’s towards ending corporate rule over our economy. We must stand together for change, change that happens, change that makes sense, change that is in our hands, not in the hands of the 1% and not in the hands of people who put religion and their personal morals over our freedom.

October 13th

OWS Protesters 'Milquetoast Radicals'? – A Rebuttal to NY Times' David Brooks Op-Ed

I seldom do opinion pieces, but sometimes, one opinion gets expressed – one amongst so many – that finally pushes me passed that proverbial tipping point. Case in (tipping) point, Tuesday’s op-ed by New York Times columnist David Brooks entitled ‘Milquetoast Radicals’ — a putative criticism of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Brooks’ main complaint – apart from the so far lack of a single coherent message (that presumably the media can then attack and dismiss) — is that protesters lack “big ideas”, offering only a litany of “small” complaints, thus offering only “small solutions.” As if it were the job of protesters to formulate economic policy for the country.

October 13th

Aurora Timelapse Seen From Above

Many of us will never see an aurora with our own eyes, so we resort to videos and images on the internet. One of the most amazing I’ve ever seen is this series of still images collated into a timelapse video taken from the International Space Station on September 17.

September 25th

Islands of Venice from Space (Photo of the Day)

Everyone has heard about the beautifully romantic city that is Venice, and sometimes we even get to see inside the city thanks to movies like The Italian Job and Casino Royale. However this beautiful image taken by Ikonos-2, a commercial satellite that provides panchromatic and multispectral high-resolution imagery for the European Space Agency shows us another, but just as spectacular view of the city.

September 19th

Northern Siberia From Space (Photo of the Day)

The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image on June 15, 2009 of Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays which lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands while the ice still lingered on the sea surface and on some inland water bodies.

August 24th

New Computer Chip 'Thinks' Like a Brain Cell

A collaboration between IBM and DARPA has produced “next generation” computer chips that adapt to unexpected inputs due to their structural mimicking of the brain’s neurons. Applications for these “neuro-synaptic chips” include analyzing financial market fluctuations and even predicting tsunamis.

August 19th