Check out this movie being made by homeschooling teens – the trailer is impressive! (and I’m not just saying that cuz some of my kids are going to be in it.)
Archive for May, 2003
A new milking method is being tried in England –
a robot that milks cows
(I definitely need a new category just for farm animals!)
At least that’s the illusion James Dyson creates in his entry ‘Wrong Garden’ for the Chelsea (England) Flower Show
The kilogram is losing weight! (NYT link requries registration)
At least, the refence kilogram, defined by a platinum-iridium cylinder, has lost 50 micrograms, so scientists are looking for a new way of defining the kilogram, perhaps as a certain number of molecules of an element. They’re probably afraid they’ll look fat next to a slimmer, trimmer kilogram at parties.
Happy 100th Birthday to Bob Hope
This guy is amazing – his career covered vaudeville, radio, Broadway, movies, and TV, not to mention entertaining troops from World War II to Desert Storm. A cool guy.
UPDATE: Juventus U18 beat Cape Cod 3-0! Next up: v. Lusitano, June 6
Ben’s Juventus U18 team squeaked into first place last week, tying Inter 2-2 and Fuller Hamlets 3-3 to end the season < a href="http://www.maplesoccer.org/Standings/user/agedivisionresults.cfm?AgeGroup=U18%20Boys&Division=1">undefeated (3 wins, 2 ties). Their last season game was also their first round-robin game for the State Cups. Their next game is this afternoon, vs Cape Cod. They need to win this one, and next week’s vs Lusitano in order to make it into the semifinals at UMass.
Damon’s Junventus U15 team finished the season in first, with an amazing 7-0 record. Their round-robin games start this weekend at UMass.
The BBC has recreated a Dr Who story – Shada – on the web as a Flash animation. This story was written by Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide fame, but filming was never finished, so it never made it on the air. Episodes are being added weekly.
(what about his back?)
Four years after his last album, Running With Scissors, Weird Al Yankovic is back with Poodle Hat
www.alberteinstein.info came online today, a joint project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and CalTech.
Digitized images of over 900 documents written by Einstein; his scientific and non-scientific writings, diaries, and correspondence, and a database of documents by and about Einstein.
A new study concludes that politicians lie!
The reason: People ask them questions.
A couple of pictures from Damon’s Juventus team vs Inter last week.
(Actually, I have no idea if air traffic controllers are paid a lot. They sure deserve to be; and after seeing this, you couldn’t pay me enough!)
PlanetMath.org is a (well, I’ll let them say it) “free, collaborative, online mathematics encyclopedia. The stress is on peer review, rigour, openness, pedagogy, real-time content, interlinked content, and community-drivenness.”
Great reference site.
If you don’t find it on one of these sites, it ain’t math!
Somebody’s been playing too much Everquest: