The Plan to Defrost Walt Disney and Save Capitalism With Sea Cities

Remember that time back in the 1990s when Walt Disney was awakened from his cryogenic sleep, started building artificial islands off the coast of Massachusetts, and then privatized the U.S. military to protect his new capitalist paradise from an evil, one-world government? » 9/24/13 12:40pm 9/24/13 12:40pm

Astronomers Discover a Planet Made Of Water

Zachory Berta says that "GJ1214b is like no planet we know of." Like Berta, part of a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics lead by David Charbonneau, his colleagues were surprised when they discovered that this planet is made mostly of water. » 2/21/12 3:22pm 2/21/12 3:22pm

Water World Found Just Around the Corner

This is how I imagine GJ1214b, a super-Earth discovered only forty light-years away from us, orbiting a red dwarf star in the constellation of Ophiuchus. The good news: It's three parts water. The bad news: The beaches are too hot. » 12/17/09 12:39pm 12/17/09 12:39pm

Notes: Waterworld in Concord Sucks, I Still Love the Waterproof Pentax…

I've never actually seen someone get hurt at an amusement park until this weekend. If you're going to Waterworld in Concord, CA, please avoid the ride above, I think it's called Death Shudder or Costner's Folly or something. I captured a few shots and videos of some of the rides here with the waterproof Pentax W60 » 9/15/08 10:54pm 9/15/08 10:54pm

Aquadom Is Largest Cylindrical Aquarium on the Planet

Click to viewWhat do you do with a 25-meter-high acrylic glass cylinder, 238,000 gallons of sea water, 2,600 fish from 56 different species, and two divers? The Aquadom, the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, that's what. In its core there's an elevator that travels through a cylinder of glass. As you will see… » 2/19/08 12:10pm 2/19/08 12:10pm