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Saturday Word Play- Lest We Forget Scrambles

Sat, 2008-11-15 06:01
I haven't exactly been rolling in responses for my Saturday Word Plays or Great Wednesday Compares lately, so pushing this week's usual 10 questions to 15 might seem like wishful thinking at best. However, it would seem a bit disrespectful to leave anyone out intentionally, and since I'm making a game out of it as it is, I need to balance things out. I'll admit I don't know many of these. It's like those montages they show at the Oscars of actors, directors, etc that have died throughout the the

tesco value beer

Tue, 2008-11-11 01:23
An unremarked-on aspect of the 1.5% interest rate cut last week. Namely, are we already living in a near-real time planned economy, as Stafford Beer foresaw? It sounds like I must be joking. But how else are we to interpret Sir Terry Leahy's trip to see the Bank of England and the Treasury? Tesco boasts that one in every eight pounds spent in the UK passes through its tills; this bit is always in the papers. They rarely mention their huge management-information system, except to the trade. If

Better Zombies Through Physics

Mon, 2008-11-10 15:15
Hot diggity! Jim Ottaviani has started a blog! Now I can find out what he's been up to lately! Apparently, he recently finished an online comic called Better Zombies Through Physics and he's currently working on T-Minus about Alexei Leonov (and possibly other space race stuff).


Tue, 2008-09-30 17:38
Si la nostalgie préserve bien souvent de l’oubli, elle ne parvient pas hélas à embellir la banalité. Comme le démontre cet exploit chinois que les agences de presse viennent de saluer poliment mais sans enthousiasme. Zhai Zhigang, le premier « taïkonaute » sorti 15 minutes dans l’espace : personne ne retiendra son nom. Et qui se souviendra de cette mission Shenzhou VII, confirmant l’ambition de la Chine pour la reconquête de l’espace ? « À la conquête de l’Espace », c’était le titre d’un

China takes first step into space

Sun, 2008-09-28 06:00
The 15-minute spacewalk was broadcast on live TV. Great satisfaction and pride among politicians and scientists, who reiterate that it is the first step in creating a Chinese space station. Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) - The first step into space by a Chinese astronaut has concluded successfully, and was broadcast on live television. 40 years after Russia’s Alexei Leonov, today, shortly after 4:30 PM (Beijing time), Commander Zhai Zhigang emerged from the capsule orbiting 343 kilometers abov

Angkasawan China cipta sejarah berjalan di angkasa lepas

Sun, 2008-09-28 02:04
RAKAMAN video menunjukkan Zhai Zhigang berjalan di angkasa lepas hari ini. - AP BEIJING: Angkasawan China, yang menggunakan kapal angkasa Shenzhou VII, mencipta sejarah hari ini apabila berjaya berjalan di angkasa lepas, sambil menerima tepukan bergemuruh daripada berjuta rakyat yang menonton siaran langsung misi itu melalui televisyen. Ketua penerbangan Zhai Zhigang, terapung di angkasa selama 20 minit, di luar kapsul yang membawanya sebelum itu. Kejayaan itu, yang menguatkan lagi agenda

Sunday, 9/28

Sat, 2008-09-27 17:54
BG 9:04NYT 7:53PI 26:40 (ONOT*)LAT 23:00 (ONOT)CS 28:00 (ONOT)* Obviously Not Orange's TimeI'll be at the movies when the Sunday NYT is released, so either I'll get to that puzzle later this evening or PuzzleGirl will swoop to the rescue and blog the NYT for us. Either way, the hilarious PG will be doing some guest-blogging here tomorrow. Behave for her, will you?Henry Hook constructed the Boston Globe crossword that's available in Across Lite this weekend. As the title "Struck for an Answer" su

First Chinese Spacewalk

Sat, 2008-09-27 17:19
Congratulations to China for doing what Russia and the USA did 43 years ago. I mean, great for them, but come on. Russian Alexei Leonov makes the first spacewalk (March 18, 1965) Ed White makes the first American spacewalk (June 3, 1965) (via)

China sale al espacio

Sat, 2008-09-27 10:50
El astronauta chino Zhai Zhigang, de 41 años y comandante en jefe de la misión ‘Shenzhou VII’, salió hoy del módulo orbital y comenzó a flotar en el espacio exterior a 343 kilómetros de la Tierra, lo que convierte a China en el tercer país capaz de llevar a cabo “paseos espaciales”, tras EEUU y Rusia. Zhai y otro de los tres astronautas a bordo de la nave, Liu Boming, prepararon durante 15 horas el traje espacial ‘Feitian’ (’Volador del Cielo’), de tecnología china, con el que el primero de

Skywalking Heroes: Best Spacewalks of All Time

Fri, 2008-09-26 19:19
The spacewalk is the ultimate space experience. And among skywalkers, a few have risen above the rest and set the bar high for extravehicular activity. Here are my picks for the five greatest spacewalks of all time. 1st Untethered Spacewalk — Astronaut Bruce McCandless: (above) In March 1984 NASA tested out their Manned Maneuvering Unit. Although the units were only used on three Shuttle flights, this iconic image is one of the most famous from the Space Shuttle era. 1st Spacewalk — Cosm

"NASA|Art" Shares Emotion, Beauty of Space

Tue, 2008-09-09 22:48
NASA's 50th anniversary celebration will continue in October with the release of a 176 page book that shares the NASA Art collection with the public. In 1962, NASA Administrator James Webb recognized that space exploration would have a profound cultural impact. He saw artists as being uniquely able to capture the historic nature of the burgeoning space program. The NASA Art program got started in time to capture the last Mercury mission in 1963. Eight artists were brought in to communicate

Legend of The Moon Watch:Omega Speedmaster (I)

Tue, 2008-08-19 16:10
When you look up to the sky by chance and see the moon, what will you think of? A bosom friend who you have not met for a long time, or attractive and familiar scenes of hometown? Or maybe you will call to remembrance a childhood dream of being a spaceman? Or maybe you have been a very successful man with a moon phase watch on the wrist where collects your loving moon? Or maybe you will think that it is good to wear a watch which had been to the moon and participated in spacewalk? Yes! A moon

NASA at 50

Wed, 2008-08-13 12:00
Minnesota public radio is one of the many media currently celebrating this year’s fiftieth anniversary of NASA with a program yesterday on its history. The BBC also collected a series of videos of many of the space agency’s memorable moments, while Wired had an article about NASA’s half century of “towering achievements”. Kansas City Infozine interviewed several NASA veterans to talk about its accomplishments. The first of several 50th anniversary moments was last month with the signing of the a