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1. Spaceport America: under construction in New Mexico 2. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo unveiled in December 3. Space Adventures - zero-g experience for $5,000 4. Planetary Society launching it's first Solar Sail test this year 5. Moon 2.0: Google Lunar X Prize 6. Gliese 581 c - Exoplanet with liquid water Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at Pendell
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at Pendell
+ The Ape That Does Grow Up + Gene Testing For The Masses + Obama Will (Hopefully) Privatize Manned Launches + The Scale of the Universe Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at Pendell
Currently Reading: Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man by Jonathan D. Spence + Rumors are Google is releasing a new netbook this year (possibly free?) and Apple is releasing an iTablet possibly as soon as January. Add augmented reality and say so long to 'desktop' computers! + The Energy Frontier: Natural Gas... Smart Grids... Solar-Coal Plants... Grass-based Ethanol... Lithium Cars + The editorial control of search engines--whoever controls the algorithm, controls millions of people's decisions. Can you imagine a day when a search engine will promote itself as 'just objective search, without all the bias'? +... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at Pendell
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I've been fascinated by this game company for a while now. Try out a web version of FlOw! Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Pendell
+ 100 Best Innovations of 2009 - And you probably haven't heard of any of them! + The stupidity continues: After AT&T told the FCC last year that the public doesn't want fast internet, now they are pulling iPhones from the shelves because their network is overworked. "The definition must include those services that Americans actually need and want -- and can afford -- to participate in the Internet-driven economy," AT&T Inc said in its comment letter to the FCC. OK, AT&T - we want it. (Jeff Bezos: "We start with customer and work backward.") + Amazon sell more e-books... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Pendell
+ Avatar's Moon Pandora Could Be Real, Planet-Hunters Say + Surprise! Obama cares about NASA + The Physics of Space Battles + Galactic Tides + The Year In Science Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at Pendell
'Drone raid' kills many in Pakistan How long do you think it will be until every country has a drone air force? Think of all the children growing up in the Middle East, watching those drones... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at Pendell
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at Pendell
Scientists discover Earth-like, water-rich planet Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at Pendell
cripple mother sits with watercolors on the bench we run our ankles into the sand and cigarette stubs mothers read magazines grow sweat stains, back aches cripple mother sweats only in summer like cool iced tea she makes us place the needle on her records the grass dies off where sand has spilt from careless strangers mother keeps her colors in small cherry jars with lids leaves drop onto all things collected in the holes as if painted each leaf to its place in the gaps we are not watched by cripple mother at the park she folds the papers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
glass undulates stained red if blood froze into sheets mid-flow pressed to dark grains – black screws - incongruent til violent the frame will crack the blood like frozen puddles the hot red eddies will surface - steam - will warm a throat like wine at the end of a winter mass a soft white handkerchief rubs the mystery from the cup’s brim to protect from infection and more black screws – his blood cuts the throat to cough – choke on dust stirred up from relics in the settled shuffle of parish life tongues lick teeth like hope over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
That you can’t keep us in graves That your heel on the stone has nothing on us. That your steel vaults mean nothing to the children of an Escape Artist That we are not safe inside our chests That in the dark we will convulse That resurrection is a word like razor blades you don’t handle as carefully as you should That decomposition has nothing on us. And that is disturbing That Jesus is disturbing as empty alleys, as dogs in darkness as a sudden shift in cabin pressure You don’t already know this what we know That we come... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
And there ain’t time for religion when Jesus snags your collar leading you to the river to the water, to the edge, to the rocks and the stones gurgle redemption on which to shatter your brains that may or may not stain the water before getting lost and He Who You Can’t Step Twice takes your head like an infant and breaks it on the stones like pottery, like a glass jar Bleeding out the words and words Bleeding out the Reason for belief Bleeding out your education knowing you can’t preach cause the congregation is staring at your head Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
Yet for all I’ve done I’ve never been able to escape Your greater plans which I’ll admit are not much If knowing where to go or going anywhere matters. Alternatively, we might say it’s about how to wake, Say it’s less a question of free will (less of freedom) But rather a lesson in how to let difference have it’s Circuitous way with us and with that become okay, Find that we never can quite map the agency, if You are doing it or someone else or no one; then Whose to blame or praise this freakt out operation? How... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
The rope they make you tie be- comes the hope they save you by and hang you from. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
The fact of my regular And metered Heart not Withstanding I aim…—yes, My out of (a) date Late, unpegged Unwanted-- Anyway, com- Pletely agreeing… On arrival There I reck All this my felt Rightness Loss. But for the toy Words play before me— But for my circum- Scribes, friends and teachers— But for my primal and limited Pop music— Yes! and but for my Sm- All and compunked Heart (irreparably opened and Up). I sup- Pose to go, Now See My diffident drummer Laid by, No, put (that little ticker) Down. “This joy Was too understood, Regardless.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Pendell
+ Is it something that happens gradually or all at once? + "There will be a test."- Ecocosmology + Arab New Wave + World's Largest Wind Farm planned for Oregon (see also Pickens Plan) + More on improving augmented reality Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at Pendell
Should NASA have a Starfleet Academy? Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at Pendell
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Pendell
+ I've always wondered about this: How feeding birds changes their evolutionary fate + Geeks vs. Jocks? Young adults who exercise have higher IQ scores + Chinese Herbal Cigarettes + New Natural Gas Power Plants Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Pendell
I assume that this could easily be made into an iPhone app: Point your camera at the sky and see the rings based on your GPS location. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Pendell
even after you broke up with me I still go to movies alone and religiously maybe like a skeptic returning to his Christian home it still feels right even if it doesn't mean anything you don't whine about my parking anymore I pay half the price and sit close like I like there's no reason for a back row seat I pick the movie and it's good real good I sit close so close I lose my body in it when before I was all body posturing angling sneaking in the dark I pay my ticket I get my money's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Pendell
It was driving through Vegas music thumping in our plastic shoes It was the last disco summer of silence and the last time we danced like freaked out Greek women enthused, in God, in mother-washed underwear We felt vibrations in our loins—I had a bosom. and what it meant then was a popsicle. and what it meant was a hamburger-no-pickles. We were catapults by candlelight buckets splashing in a gravity well where a grasshopper winks twinkle, twinkle It was the last time we met our great-great-grandfathers—summoned spirits that would eat me only later in life, in books, in small dogs,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Pendell
memory when I said come with you you said me back to my family the well of my former dark noise and you knew you looked never back in the water push off without time as if I was mistaken followers talked bread you laughed them and the water still beached sandal steps leave by sea too home road went through the stones of bodies familiar spirits in city of holed spaces my ears flipped me games again I glistened for pigs rising to shore in legion rising sea in squeals uproad ready for more of sucking my hair and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Pendell