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Monday: November 14, 2011

Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.

According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts:  1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (9) | airplanes | dreaming | future | google | lab | monkeys | nytimes | secret | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.

A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | crashed | earth | form | lunar | moon | moons | planet | space | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.PopCap offers up Mac gaming bundle, get your Peggle and Zuma on.

Got fifty bucks laying around and don't know what to do with it? Why not put it to some mind-numbing addictive casual video game use. As an added bonus some of these games can be quite therapeutic after a long day of work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:56 AM | Tags (11) | bejewled | bundle | games | gaming | mac | peggle | plants | popcap | videogames | zombies | zuma |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:21 PM | Tags (10) | belt | equatorial | glare | jupiter | newscientist | planet | science | space | stripe | sun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.

For the 111 Navy Chair, a green redux of the now-iconic 106 Navy Chair, Emeco is adding a new material to the mix: recycled plastic soda bottles diverted from Coke's Spartanburg, S.C., plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:07 PM | Tags (9) | bottles | coke | emeco | forbes | furniture | plant | plastic | recycling | used |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

NASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programsNASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programs

This budget provides an increase to NASA at a time when funding is scarce,' he said. 'It will enable us to accomplish inspiring exploration, science and R and D, the kinds of things the agency has been known for throughout its history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | deep | destinations | funding | nasa | orbit | planets | programs | robots | shuttles | space | technologies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.

Yes, it's quite possible (with a little soldering) to see how your plants are doing by way of their personal Twitter updates. Through those updates you'll know if your beloved plants require water and/or more sunlight all through Twitter. In other news, your plants are on Twitter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | gadgets | geeky | green | growing | interwebs | nerdy | plants | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.Micro-planets through the micro-planetary eye of Photoshop.

Enjoy some eye-bending planetary Photoshop this fine Monday morning. Some of this submissions may play with your head a little bit (drink coffee first).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | micro | photoshop | planets | small | tiny | worth1000 | contest | theme | manipulations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.

Have a need to travel in the immediate future or more importantly, the very immediate near future? Then this deal might have your name all over it. You can grab a ten buck seat to a choice of ten destinations but you'll have to book it for Tuesday or Wednesday (and while seats are still available). Happy jetting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:43 PM | Tags (8) | travel | jetblue | deals | steals | discounts | destinations | airplane | jetting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.

The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | nasa | water | abcnews | space | moon | planet | orbit | rocket | fuel | tons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Eleven tips for making for your home (or work) office more comfortable.Eleven tips for making for your home (or work) office more comfortable.

This article seems to be geared to freelancers probably because the source website is all about freelancing. Well, I say nay to that my friends. This article can cross freelancer/worker lines and apply to anyone who happens to have an office at their job as well. I need more plants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:35 PM | Tags (8) | comfortable | design | freelancers | home | location | office | plants | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 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


Fifteen house plants that you can also use as air purifiers.Fifteen house plants that you can also use as air purifiers.

The Areca has the ability to  maintain your office or home moist throughout dry periods as well as continually removing chemical toxins from your air. In the course of the winter season, it’s so effective at putting moisture back in the air that you could switch off your electric humidifiers!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:36 AM | Tags (5) | house | plants | air | oxygen | purifiers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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