The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation. Cassandra Brooks, one of the 37 scientists the ship can accomodate for missions of up to 75 days and deep in the Antarctic winter, shot this timelapse video of the ship doing its stuff over a two month period while traveling…
Are you following the controversy surrounding Google's attack on its competitors for buying up the Nortel patents? It took a strange twist when Microsoft revealed that Google was originally in on the deal, but decided to back out.
StumbleUpon is great for finding interesting stuff that is off the beaten path. A post here, a URL there and suddenly you find yourself reading some incredible content. The iPad is perfect for this type of browsing, but StumbleUpon's tablet app was woefully inadequate until now.
Pen out. Draw Fast. Blog. That's the idea behind the Fastest Possible Drawings of Everything blog.
In just four years, Tumblr has overtaken the eight-year-old Wordpress as the blogging platform du jour. Tumblr now has over 20,870,000 blogs. Mostly about cats and gifs, from what I can see. [Mashable]
Any ol' joe can set up a tumblr or a wordpress and call themselves a blogger. It's easy! But blogging from your iPad? Not easy. Blogsy for iPad makes it really easy to do. In fact, I wrote this post with it.
At the awesome blog Awful Library Books, Michigan librarians Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner showcase old, bizarre books that probably shouldn't be in circulation. The blog contains many science, engineering, and computing texts. Here are some of the most lamentable.
At the blog "Nic Cage As Everyone," the former Nicholas Coppola plays every single role in the history of moving picture. He's so talented that he even plays real-life people! Here's the Cagemaster as some of your favorite scifi characters.
At the blog Weirdo Toys, ugly, strange, and bootleg toys all live together in disgusting harmony, far away from any children. Peruse the blog's oddball collection and witness such childhood monstrosities as Spider-Superman and the half-Ninja Turtle, half-Hulk hybrid.
Even the most ardent Losties find the show inscrutable at times, but can you imagine what Season 6 looks like to someone who's never seen the show? The wonderfully bemused blog Never Seen Lost tries (and fails) to keep up.
British wit and tech maestro Stephen Fry has—rather predictably—scribed a 2,180 word essay about the iPad, after we spotted him skulking around with the whiskey-drinking Jonathan Ive. If only he'd written it on an actual iPad.
This is cosmonaut Maksim Surayev. And what he's holding is the latest Russian anti-matter ray gun smuggled onboard the International Space Station. Or maybe it was a microphone to eavesdrop the American astronauts. Or an old pump. I forgot.
Some spam-blogger decided to auto-generate a Star Trek page, and accidentally crafted a work of brilliance. First of all, instead of getting a picture of Spock, they pulled in someone's photo of a cat that has the most Spock-like expression you've ever seen. Also, there are quotes from Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine…
The official Terminator Salvation blog posted a little interview with Visual Effects Supervisor Charles Gibson. The effects master talks loosely about making the Skynet-dominated world a reality: "This film plays in an altered but plausible version of our world. We're primarily concerned with bringing the Terminator…
Warren Ellis has created a new biopunk blog called Grinding, spun out of his Doktor Sleepless comic. Mostly it's about body modification, but is also sprinkled with Ellis's traditional techno-urbanism and pretty picture obsessions. The best part is Ellis' introduction to the site, where he talks about a new breed of…
Do you feel like you're falling behind when it comes to the latest developments in post-apocalyptic pop culture? Now you never have to be out of the end-of-the-world loop again, thanks to the Quiet Earth blog, a fantastic compendium of all things apocalypse devoted to "making the post-apocalyptic genre mainstream."…
We have a new cohort in the blogging world, GoNintendo is a blog dedicated to Nintendo! Surprise! There is a nifty article about the PSP through the eyes of a Nintendo fan boy. It is an interesting read, and be sure to check out the rest of the site to fulfill the vat of Nintendo emptiness inside of us all.