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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


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


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


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


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.

Behold the almighty power of a Geminid meteor as it streaks across the Mojave Desert of California.  These meteors are apparently quite easy to see since they move slower and are essentially just comet leftovers. The real lesson here is that leftovers can be a good thing after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:32 PM | Tags (9) | 2009 | bestof | cosmos | natgeo | photos | planets | shuttle | space | supernova |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Scientists would like you to know that they have spotted fog on one of Saturn's moons.Scientists would like you to know that they have spotted fog on one of Saturn's moons.

Brown and colleagues first looked at the data using a digital filter they developed that reveals details only on the moon's surface. In the filtered images, the fog appears during the moon's late southern summer as bright, reddish-white patches hovering above the surfaces of lakes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:17 PM | Tags (6) | natgeo | space | saturn | titan | fog | first |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.

Everything you never knew (or possibly wanted to know) about the shortest day of the year brought to you by the fine folks of National Geographic. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | day | daylight | natgeo | season | shortest | solsitce | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Jupiter's moon might be home to a variety of aquatic fish-like life.Jupiter's moon might be home to a variety of aquatic fish-like life.

That amount of oxygen would be enough to support more than just microscopic life-forms: At least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe on Europa, said study author Richard Greenberg of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | natgeo | aquatic | fish | jupiter | moon | space | europa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Newly discovered lava-tube on the moon might make for one cozy lunar base.Newly discovered lava-tube on the moon might make for one cozy lunar base.

If the idea of underground shelter gains traction, lava-tube locations could join potential water sources and other factors in the debate over just where people should put down roots on the moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (6) | space | moon | skylight | natgeo | lunar | base |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Giant blobs of sea mucus apparently on the rise. Swim for the hills!Giant blobs of sea mucus apparently on the rise. Swim for the hills!

National Geographic even has a video of the said mucus blobs in action.  Some of these oversized blobs are home to many lovely bacteria and various virii.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:47 PM | Tags (10) | bacteria | huge | mass | mucus | natgeo | photos | sea | strange | virii | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.

I love how National Geographic not only references Spinal Tap in the article, but they do so in the very first sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:11 PM | Tags (6) | discovery | interesting | mini | natgeo | spinaltap | stonehenge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Some facts about the first day of Fall that you may not have previously known about.Some facts about the first day of Fall that you may not have previously known about.

Yes folks, the full length of the day is actually equal to the full length of the night on this particular day. Unfortunately, you'll probably never see it (at least according to the article anyway).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:59 PM | Tags (5) | equinox | facts | fall | natgeo | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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