Posts filed under “Weekend”

Every Space Mission Ever Flown On One Map

This is a very cool depiction of every space mission over the past 50 years, overlaid on one map of the solar system

Each line traces the path of a different space mission or satellite launch.

Notable missions (including failures) are included, as are those from different countries . . .

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Original image via National Geographic

http://books.nationalgeographic.com/map/map-day/index

via flickr

Category: Science, Weekend

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 2010 Nissan 370Z lineup gains a new convertible body style. The 370Z Roadster joins the coupe, which was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The 370Z convertible has a power soft top and heated-glass rear window. Like the coupe, the convertible comes in Base and Touring trim levels. Like the Base and Touring coupes,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Freelove Freeway

I have been loving original British version of The Office with Ricky Gervais.

Its been on Cartoon Network Friday nights at midnight.

What makes this so surprising is that it s actually a good song, out of place in the absurdist comedy:

This is the full uncut version of the classic ‘Freelove Freeway’ that David Brent (Ricky Gervais) sung during Series 1 Episode 4

Here is the original studio version:

David Brent/Ricky Gervais – Freelove Freeway

Lyrics and alternative video versions after the jump . . .

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Category: Music, Weekend

Windows 7, A Successful Successor to Vista

Shocking: 10/7/2009 WSJ’s Personal Technology columnist Walt Mossberg reviews Windows 7, the successor to one of the least successful versions of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Vista.

Category: Weekend

2 for 1 Concert Tickets

I guess this means Concert Sales are still in the dumps . . .

Category: Music, Weekend

Floating Hydro-Electric Barrel Generator

This looks like a pretty cool “green” design idea: “This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth and speed of flow. The unique chevron shaped paddle treads give the barrel the ability to rotate about its horizontal axis in fast flowing…Read More

Category: Weekend

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

This is why YouTube even exists:

Category: Film, Humor, Television, Weekend

Owl City “Fireflies”

Death Cab for Cutie Postal Service meets Ryan Adams: > Owl City Music Or: Owl City MySpace Read the Owl City story here: Owl City’s success jumps from web to stage, sales > Bob Lefsetz: I needed to take a shower. Some things are immutable. You’ve got to show up for appointments on time. But…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

In the past decade, extraordinary space missions have discovered new features of the Sun, the planets and their moons. The Cassini spacecraft, which is now orbiting Saturn, looked back toward the eclipsed Sun and saw a view unlike any other. The rings of Saturn light up so much that new rings were discovered. Saturnian moons…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Carl Sagan – Glorious Dawn (ft Stephen Hawking)

A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn – Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s Universe series. Cosmos Remixed

Category: Science, Weekend