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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


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


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


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


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.

Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:13 AM | Tags (9) | faa | 747 | nextgen | security | hackproof | cnet | boeing | airplane | flight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.

All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | planets | discovery | kepler | lightweight | space | melt | stars | face | off |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.

If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | airplane | flight | japan | paper | records | seconds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 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


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?

Dever and Dinardo, friends since their freshman year of college at SUNY Buffalo, will be crisscrossing the country, spending only 12 hours in each city before heading back to the airport and jetting to their next destination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:39 PM | Tags (7) | airplane | allyoucanfly | cnn | flying | jetblue | passes | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.

The pictures clearly show the fabled telescope is back in action, ready to resume its role as one of the most productive observatories on or off the planet, thanks to a dramatic five-spacewalk shuttle repair mission last May.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:19 AM | Tags (6) | space | hubble | telescope | photos | planets | repairs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.

You can order 'Plutophile' bumper stickers to proclaim your firm support for Pluto, print out a Pluto Fan Club card -- which allows you to declare, 'In my heart, Pluto will always be a planet' - or sign an online petition.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:18 PM | Tags (6) | iau | nasa | planet | pluto | plutophiles | space |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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