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Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Turns out that sleep plays a pivotal role in memory formations. Who knew?Turns out that sleep plays a pivotal role in memory formations. Who knew?

These sharp, ‘loud’ transient events occur hundreds to thousands of times during sleep and ‘teach’ the neocortex to form a long-term form of the memory, a process referred to as memory consolidation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 8:50 AM | Tags (5) | brain | formation | memories | science | sciencedaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.

An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | lucasarts | pc | platformer | puzzle | videogames | xbla |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.

A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:34 PM | Tags (7) | harrypartch | instruments | inventor | music | odd | online | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Yes, poodles can be groomed to look like just about anything these days.Yes, poodles can be groomed to look like just about anything these days.

Meet some of the entries for 'creatively groomed' dog shows all over the United States. This feels so wrong.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:16 PM | Tags (6) | camels | horses | pandas | pirates | poodles | transformed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Seven amazing circular geological oddities for you to gawk at.Seven amazing circular geological oddities for you to gawk at.

All of these oddities were found via Google Earth which happens to be a great circular geological oddity finder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 8:07 AM | Tags (5) | geographical | odd | strange | circular | formations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Top ten things that sound cool when spoken by a giant robot.Top ten things that sound cool when spoken by a giant robot.

Presented by Optimus Prime.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:22 AM | Tags (6) | optimusprime | transformers | robots | letterman | topten | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 165 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Ars Technica reviews the new Transformers movie.Ars Technica reviews the new Transformers movie.

This is in line with the rest of the reviews I've been reading across the Interwebs. Everyone seems to like the explosions though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:25 AM | Tags (5) | movies | reviews | transformers | sequel | ars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.

Wow, didn't know about the performance boost of using IDs instead of classes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (4) | javascript | jquery | performance | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

The history of the Transformers cartoon series.The history of the Transformers cartoon series.

They had me up until Beast Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:15 AM | Tags (3) | transformers | history | cartoons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 26, 2007

The Rude Awakening of Optimus Prime.

I heart YouTube.

Posted to Verbose filed in Silly @ 11:03 PM | Tags (2) | youtube | transformers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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