- Semi-terrifying photos of sinkholes from various places. They look pretty neat when they are in or around the ocean.
- Using the energy generated by a car's shock absorbers to produce electricity. This is such an obvious idea I had always assumed I didn't understand why it wouldn't work. Apparently no such reason exists. Pretty cool.
- The highlight of the Soviet lunar program. Seems appropriate, and apparently it is still being used for something. Funny how even in Soviet Russia of the 1970s, a vehicle officially rated for 90 days ended up running for 11 months. I'm beginning to think engineers like to underestimate the probability of success in these things.
- An interesting problem is how you get journal access when you don't have a university library (or just a woefully inadequate one) available. Some discussion of that here.
- Bears being driven to extinction by deer. Yet another example of how white-tailed deer totally suck.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Notes for June 7th
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