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Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.

In addition to allowing us to peer through paper or paint, and into cells, the technique opens up the possibility that opaque materials might be good optical elements in nano-scale devices, at levels where the construction of transparent lenses is particularly challenging.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | materials | objects | opacity | opaque | paint | paper | science | sciencedaily | superman | vision | xray |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.

'My first impression is that, yes, it was a meteorite,' he said. 'All the evidence suggests this when compared to pictures of real meteorite craters.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | meteor | latvia | object | space | crash | lands | impact | crater |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Eleven unbelievable glittering golden objects for you to gawk at.Eleven unbelievable glittering golden objects for you to gawk at.

I can't help reading the text of this article without using the Mike Meyers's Goldmember accent. 'I am from Holland. Isn't that vierd? Yesh! Would you like a shmoke und a pancake?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | glittering | gold | objects | strange | strange | weirdi c |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.

It’s not exactly clear what’s going on here, even in this slightly zoomed shot. But it looks for all the world - or worlds — like some small object on an inclined orbit has punched through Saturn’s narrow F ring, bursting out from underneath, and dragging behind it a wake of particles from the rings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | jupiter | object | rings | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Face and object recognition may be coming to iPhones according to latest Apple patent filling.Face and object recognition may be coming to iPhones according to latest Apple patent filling.

...a user might take a photo of a piece of art and wish to have it automatically identified and additional information on it provided, or engage in an audio tour or podcast and wish to access additional content beyond that provided in the audio files.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | apple | face | iphone | object | patent | recognition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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