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Found mention of it on the venerable MegaTokyo. Thanks Dom.
Compfused.com posted a five minute Windows Media Video clip (8.6 MB) showing various nukes in all of their amazing albeit destructive beauty.
NONAGS posted a new funny image of the week:
GameZone reports that Roman Sizykh, a high school student with college plans and a crusader for justice in NCsoft's Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) title City of Heroes. So when it came time to write that essay as part of his college entrance submissions, Roman turned to his passion for a little inspiration. The result was an overwhelming success. He has received several acceptance letters. The article has a copy of his essay and an interview like:
Worth1000's current theme is on United States Presidents (past and current) dressed in drag. There are 121 entries to celebrate Presidents' Day.
FOXNews.com report that the distinctive "male" smell was discovered in urine from male mice. It's produced by a chemical called MTMT (methylio) methanethiol. Female mice don't make MTMT. Neither do castrated male mice, which lack sex hormones. The compound converts easily into an odoriferous gas. Many compounds in the urine are used to signal reproduction and territorial recognition, say the researchers.
ABC News has a story that says the stoplight has a surprisingly erratic history and has evolved into forms so complex that some engineers describe it as a "hanging PC". Most signals today can detect traffic flow through sensors under the roads and then adjust their timing accordingly. And many can automatically change to green at the flash of a strobe light from an oncoming fire truck. Cutting-edge and future models can even double as surveillance instruments.
Viral Videos & Ads posted a few new videos (TV commercials/spots/advertisements) today.
Wired News, from FiringSquad, report that researchers are turning to an unlikely source to develop environmentally friendly computer components: chicken feathers. Richard Wool, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, wants to recycle discarded chicken feathers and use them to manufacture circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based components with keratin-based composites. Computer circuit boards are only one of the many applications researchers envision for this material... Thanks to the country's appetite for chicken, there are a plenty of feathers available. They are generally seen as a nuisance, researchers say, so it makes sense to reuse the 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers generated in the United States each year. Currently, the feathers are rendered into low-grade animal feed for cattle, called feather meal.
Dmusic has an article about the history and copyright about Happy Birthday song: "Like with many things relating to copyright, the story of how Time-Warner's music-publishing division came to own 'Happy Birthday to You' is long, convoluted, and absurd. It's also a telling narrative about folk music -- how it evolved from a living, breathing part of culture to little more than one musical genre among many, a mere section of a record store."