Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Forget the NCAA tournament - it's time for the Science Spring Showdown! (I forgot to put this up yesterday.)

NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts (aka Futuristic Cool Stuff) is in danger of shutting down. This is particularly bad timing, since there's apparently going to be a huge solar storm that causes all sorts of problems in 2012. Nice going, Powers That Be.

If the globe warms up fast and the sunstorms hit, however, there may be some cool floating hotels, at least. Er.

Speaking of future issues, I'm fascinated by transhumanism. Here's a helpful list of terms and concepts for the curious. For those not so eager about the future, there's always the Antikythera Mechanism, which is just plain amazing. (With HP enhancement images, too!)

And finally, if you're interested in spooky things and want to contribute, the fine folks at Dark But Shining are looking for volunteers. Go and communicate!

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