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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.

Another  awesome quick four-step tutorial from the fine folks over at Instructables. Simply boil up some of your old vinyl records and bend them, mold them, shape them into retro bookends. Really, when you were going to listen to those old polka albums anyway?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:06 AM | Tags (13) | vinyl | record | bookends | tutorial | instructables | neat | retro | water | boil | bend | shape | mold | polka |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.

In the future we will all be able to take part in the great spectable that is Dolphin Racing. I wonder if anyone submitted anything of the Blitzball variety - that would have just been nerdtastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 3:08 PM | Tags (12) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | adobe | contest | theme | aquatic | fish | underwater | oceacs | dolphins | sports |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.

It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:04 AM | Tags (7) | water | skiers | boat | abcnews | worldrecords | guinness | towed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 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


Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.

...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | moon | water | spacecraft | discovery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

New study shows that chocolate and water can reduce heat pain response.New study shows that chocolate and water can reduce heat pain response.

The context of ingesting was also important to whether eating or drinking blunted pain, the researchers found. When rats were made ill by a drug treatment, eating chocolate no longer delayed their response.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:23 PM | Tags (7) | study | chocolate | water | sciencedaily | pain | response | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.

The first and much bigger crash is set for 7:31 a.m. EDT. That's when an empty rocket that weighs 2.2 tons should hit the crater Cabeus and create a minicrater about half the size of an Olympic pool. It should kick up a plume of lunar debris about six miles high.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | space | nasa | moon | water | rocket | blast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Want to know the exact contents in your morning cup of coffee?Want to know the exact contents in your morning cup of coffee?

A list of ingredients besides the obvious that you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | wired | anatomy | coffee | ingredients | water | caffeine | acid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.

What better way to end your day than with a splash of liquidy-colorful goodness. These photos were shot by combining soundwaves with water-based paint using a mic-triggered camera. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 5:05 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | camera | colors | drops | macro | photos | time | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.

Everything you wanted to know how about how much of it there is and how it potentially got there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | water | official | origins | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.

As well as using the juice for ethanol production, either directly or as a diluent for other biofuel crops, Fish suggests that it can be a source of lycopene and L-citrulline, two ‘nutraeuticals’ for which enough demand currently exists to make extraction economically worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | biofuel | environment | ethanol | juice | watermelon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own watermelon keg.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own watermelon keg.

Nothing says summer quite like a watermelon keg. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:41 AM | Tags (4) | watermelon | keg | tutorial | instructables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Turns out that fish living in acidic waters grow bigger ears.Turns out that fish living in acidic waters grow bigger ears.

...that doesn't mean you're going to reel in the Mr. Spock of the sea. Fish ears are inside their bodies. But, as in humans, their ears perform a major role in sensing movement and whether the animal is upright — abilities that are important for survival.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | acidic | ears | fish | science | waters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Harvesting rainwater a good way to save money? Think again.Harvesting rainwater a good way to save money? Think again.

Article will show you just how to do it though, for those interested in taking on the process.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 10:50 AM | Tags (6) | harvesting | rainwater | rain | environment | money | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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