Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
If I'm ever going to see orbit, this is how.
Space Elevator Games Beaming Competition Nov 2 to Nov 6, 2009: "The Space Elevator Games beaming competition will be held Nov 2nd to Nov 6th, 2009The power beaming games are now scheduled to be held on the week of 11/2 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base near Mojave, CA.
The first two days of the week will be dedicated to set-up, testing, and calibrations, and the first competitive climb will take place on Wednesday, 11/4.
Each team will get one 45-minute climb window per day, and we will repeat the process over 3 days to make sure each team can achieve the best score they are capable of.
Posted by Ed at 1:16 AM
Friday, October 2, 2009
Next on the endangered products list: Donuts!
FDA bans flavored cigarettes | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times: "The Food and Drug Administration said this morning that it is, effective immediately,�banning cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors because they lure adolescents into smoking. 'Almost 90% of adult smokers start smoking as teenagers. These flavored cigarettes are a gateway�for many children and young adults to become regular smokers,' said FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg. Studies have shown that 17-year-old smokers are three times as likely to use flavored cigarettes as those over the age of 25."
Posted by Ed at 2:39 AM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This seems so elementary I don't understand why nobody has thought of it before...
Patient with no pulse: "MADAM Salina Mohamed So'ot has no pulse. But she is very much alive.
The 30-year-old administrative assistant is the first recipient here to get a new artificial heart that pumps blood continuously, the reason why there are no beats on her wrist."
Posted by Ed at 1:19 PM