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Wednesday: March 17, 2010

The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.The great big red spot over on Jupiter has brand new glow about it.

Turns out that great big red spot is not just a plain old oval after all. It seems to act as a mood ring of sorts to indicate weather and circulation patterns for nearby storms systems. You can see this glow for yourself at home, assuming you have your very own infrared telescope facility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:09 PM | Tags (9) | jupiter | glowing | spot | sciencedaily | space | storms | weather | patterns | circulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.

This model was completed using approximately 30,000 pieces of LEGO and remarkably without the direct use of a licensed LEGO instruction manual. That's right - this Droid Control Ship was assembled using only schematics from a book of Star Wars space ships. That's some impressive architectural dedication right there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:25 PM | Tags (7) | completion | droids | legos | pieces | ship | space | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 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

Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?

There is a pretty funny video/interview embedded over on the opposite side of the click. The sushi prep actually starts at about one minute in. Mark this as one small step for man and one giant leap for sushi-kind. Bon appétit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:06 AM | Tags (9) | astronaut | chef | first | food | iis | popsci | space | sushi | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and British-born Nicholas Patrick conducted three spacewalks during the mission, racking up a total of 18 hours, 14 minutes outside the orbiting outpost.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:32 AM | Tags (10) | flight | space | iss | landing | mission | node | cupola | shuttle | launch | astronauts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Olympic events with some added thrills through the sporting eye of Photoshop.Olympic events with some added thrills through the sporting eye of Photoshop.

Is everyone enjoying all the coverage of the Winter Olympic games? Looking for some variety in the competition? Try Space Boxing: no ropes, no rules, no gravity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | worth1000 | sports | olympics | photoshop | manipulation | fun | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.

I foresee this particular move as something that will greatly increase the productivity of every corporate employee that happens to use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email program.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:58 AM | Tags (7) | productivity | work | outlook | facebook | myspace | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.

Aurorae result from charged solar wind particles trapped in a planet's magnetic field striking atoms in the upper atmosphere. Just like Northern Lights on Earth, Saturn sees similar polar light shows as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:01 AM | Tags (11) | hubble | space | saturn | blue | usatoday | aurorae | particles | wind | fields | magnetic | atmosphere |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Twenty-one unbelievable photos of Mars for your Martian viewing pleasure.Twenty-one unbelievable photos of Mars for your Martian viewing pleasure.

Behold the wondrous splendor of Martian landscapes in all their strange atmospheric glory. After viewing these photographs I have a strange desire to go watch Total Recall. Two weeks!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | mars | space | photos | interesting | neat | martian | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.

Always wanted to know what life would be like aboard a working space station? This seven minute video will give you a good indication of just that. Enjoy, future space travelers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | iss | space | station | tour | hd | highdef | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.

Have a glimpse of what it looks like when two asteroids crash into each other in wide open deep space. Well, not so deep really - this event occured in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | asteroid | collision | hubble | meteor | space | telescope | mars | jupiter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

And what did the astronauts do first with said brand new Internet access capabilities? Why they sent the first tweet from space of course. NASA expects this newly announced capability to 'enhance morale and productivity.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | space | astronauts | internet | access | station | iss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.

NASA said on its website the eclipse was annular, meaning the moon will block most of the sun's middle, but not its edges, causing it to look like a ring. This blockage will last for 11 minutes, 8 seconds, an annual duration NASA said would not be exceeded until December 23, 3043.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:19 AM | Tags (7) | eclipse | space | 3034 | thousand | years | nasa | millenium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.

Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | craters | earth | giant | large | scary | space | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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