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Monday: November 9, 2009

A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.

These photos were shot via NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which has been orbiting the planet for several years. And if you like these photos, chances are you'll love using Google Mars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | boston.com | cliffs | landscapes | mars | photos | rocks | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

It's amazing how the classic Zelda gameplay mixed with the idea of model trains makes this a game that evokes so many good memories from growing up, as well as a very pleasant mood and feel while you're playing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (11) | ars | ds | gaming | hyrule | link | nintendo | spirit | technica | tracks | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.

Lightsabers violate the rules of physics in several important respects. For one thing, laser light is continuous so it wouldn't be possible to make it end in a tip to form the blade.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:37 PM | Tags (10) | darthvader | hollywood | lasers | lightsabers | mechanics | movies | myths | popular | science | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

What Star Wars can teach us on the subject of career management.What Star Wars can teach us on the subject of career management.

Your threats of turning fellow workers to the Dark Side sound hollow and that Jedi mind trick you've been working on for the past six months doesn't seem to be getting you anywhere. Your big promotion? You might as well be working in the Spice Mines of Kessel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:49 PM | Tags (10) | careers | darthvader | fun | funny | jobs | life | management | starwars | teachings | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

It's simple to pick up and play, meaning this is a game for Mario fans as well as their children. Or their wives and fathers. It's going to be hard to find a demographic that won't fall in love with this game, actually... notwithstanding cynical PC gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:31 PM | Tags (7) | nintendo | handson | ars | mario | wii | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.

Nothing says Halloween like having the Dark Lord of the Sith greet your trick or treaters in pumpkin form. As an added bonus, make sure this sound effect plays as trick or treaters open the door.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:08 PM | Tags (6) | darthvader | design | halloween | pumpkins | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.

Officials usually put seven X's in place of the number for cars without license plates. Roberson says the mix-up has led him to get as many as 10 tickets in a day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:08 AM | Tags (12) | auto | cars | error | geeky | glitch | license | math | nerdy | plate | vanity | transit | default |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A gellery of ten cars that were ahead of their time.A gellery of ten cars that were ahead of their time.

...featured several industry firsts, including seat belts, a third headlight that turned with the wheels, a perimeter frame with integrated roll-bar crash protection and a hemispherical combustion engine. It also was remarkably aerodynamic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:58 AM | Tags (7) | autos | cars | gallery | photos | time | tucker | wired |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.

Yes, it's quite possible to take screenshots and play games with your beloved Kindle. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:52 AM | Tags (9) | amazon | kindle | tricks | tips | secrets | ars | weird | strange | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Brutal Legend, calls it heartbreaking near-miss.Ars Technica reviews Brutal Legend, calls it heartbreaking near-miss.

That's a shame, I was really rooting for this game. The demo was thoroughly fun to play from start to finish but apparently some of that gameplay was the best it had to offer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:04 AM | Tags (6) | ars | brutallegend | gaming | review | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.

Coolest beanie ever, although the fish tank comes in at a close second for me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:20 AM | Tags (5) | beanie | design | r2d2 | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.

A handy trio of tips for those looking to upgrade or make a quick repair to their beloved music devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | ars | cheap | ipod | repairs | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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