Daily Archives: February 3, 2012

Yosemite National Park

This beautiful video of Yosemite really is worth a look – Deskarati – Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and reaches across the western slopes … Continue reading

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Link-up creates world’s largest virtual telescope

Astronomers have created the world’s largest virtual optical telescope linking four telescopes in Chile, so that they operate as a single device. The telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal observatory form a virtual mirror of 130 metres … Continue reading

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World’s First Self-Chilling Beer

Miller Beer may have announced its plans to do so several years ago, but now someone else is actually going through with it … releasing a beverage in a self-chilling can, that is. At the end of the first quarter … Continue reading

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The Physics Behind The Jacob’s Ladder

In old movies, when there is electricity involved, there always seem to be two wires fanning out and a slowly-rising arc of electricity between them. This contraption is called Jacob’s Ladder, and although it looks uselessly sci-fi, it was actually … Continue reading

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