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Monday: November 14, 2011

Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.

What does the future hold for passenger air travel? National Geographic takes a look at some future technologies being developed right now. You just might be commuting at twice the speed of sound in a dart-like airplane and then arriving at the airport of the future. Do all airplanes of the future all have free in-flight wi-fi? That would be totally cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 1:10 PM | Tags (10) | air | barrelroll | concord | future | natgeo | passenger | pictures | technology | techs | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.National Geographic has some stunning photos of New Zealand for your viewing pleasure.

Posting this here in case anyone needs some travel inspiration. Now I've never actually been to New Zealand but these pictures sure are pretty. Also, this destination would be a good trip for you die-hard Lord of the Rings fans out there (all of the movies were shot in New Zealand).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:22 PM | Tags (6) | newzealand | natgeo | national | geographic | travel | inspiration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.

An algae bloom, or 'green tide,' has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea, Chinese authorities said Sunday, according to the state-run media outlet Xinhua. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:05 PM | Tags (8) | natgeo | china | algae | beach | species | national | geographic | plankton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.

For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity. But scientists have been unable to agree on how and why ball lightning forms, since the phenomenon is rare and very short-lived.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:28 PM | Tags (8) | ball | lightning | natgeo | phenomena | science | electricity | orbs | forms |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.

Nothing says Easter Egg hunt quite like finding that lone lost egg via means of it's latitude and longitude. Of course (and obviously), a GPS device is required is you so choose to participate in one of these said hunts. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | easter | eggs | hunt | geocache | gps | coordinates | latitude | longitude | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.

Yes, you may be getting your iSocial on in the near future thanks to this little patent that Apple has put forth specifically for the iPhone. Behind the scenes your iPhone passes tokens around to correspond with users in your immediate vicinity and let's you connect with them (either digitally or realistically).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:56 AM | Tags (9) | adhoc | geographic | iphone | location | media | mobile | networking | patent | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.

Soon you'll know exactly where all of your friends are and where you can find them. Isn't it great when mystical items from movies and books somehow make their way into real life? It's almost like magic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | facebook | location | geotagging | services | maruadersmap | friends | account | social | networking | harrypotter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

A gallery of carnivorous plant-life for your carnivorous plant-loving pleasure.A gallery of carnivorous plant-life for your carnivorous plant-loving pleasure.

I am loving some of these National Geographic slideshows (even more so with their new recent web redesign), especially when it's on odd subjects I rarely think about - case in point, carnivorous plant-life. Beware and behold these fearsome plants!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 10:57 AM | Tags (6) | plants | natgeo | photography | photos | carnivores | bugs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Ten of the world's most amazing natural arches for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the world's most amazing natural arches for your viewing pleasure.

The Sahara Desert abounds with natural arches and stone bridges. Aloba Arch may be one of the best known but the above bipod arch in Algeria is worth special mention due to its unusual beauty and exquisite fragility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | arches | largest | geological | weburbanist | neat | rainbow | bridge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:59 AM | Tags (12) | buzz | facebook | friends | geolocations | gmail | google | integration | networking | people | social | tagging | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.

This post also serves to let you all know that National Geographic has just recently given their beloved website a bit of facelift.  It's nice to see that their photography now plays a much prominent role on their overall website design.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:01 PM | Tags (12) | photos | tundra | landscapes | natgeo | facelift | redesign | colors | cold | winter | national | geographic | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 169 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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