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August 11, 2014

The Mystery of Fermi Bubbles


From Phys.org: "Scientists from Stanford and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have analyzed more than four years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, along with data from other experiments, to create the most detailed portrait yet of two towering bubbles [top] that stretch tens of thousands of light-years above and below our galaxy."

A thousand years from now, mysteries just as profound as this will present themselves.

In fact, it's hard for me to imagine a time when there will be no more unanswerable questions.

August 11, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kaopoca Face Mask — Ear Warmers Face Mask Set


The fun never seems to stop at Japan Trend Shop, does it?


From the website:



You can't get a snugger face mask than this! The Kaopoca Face Mask works as both a pair of ear warmers and a mask to keep the front of your face cozy. Wrap it around your ears and keep warm this winter! You can also wash this as many times as you like and it will stay fluffy and warm


On the way to work, riding your bike, doing some winter sports, or attending a sports game outside.... Don't let the fact that the winter months are cold stop you from looking good and feeling warm when you're doing what you enjoy most.



Note: I would urge you to think twice before entering a 7-Eleven at night while wearing one of these.

August 11, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Boarding Area — "Maximum Free Miles"

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Frequent fliers, your plane just came in.

Below, Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools review.


There's a small cottage industry of avid travelers exploiting loyalty and frequent flier programs to earn maximum free "miles." The best moderated forum I've found for their tricks, tips, and hacks on how best to fly free, or almost free, is a group of bloggers called Boarding Area. They all share great stuff but I am particularly fond of Gary Leff's blog, View from the Wing. He specializes in maximizing miles for free trips.

August 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hilla Shamia's Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunk Furniture


From Colossal:


"Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and benches. The process preserves that natural form of the tree trunk while still allowing the molten aluminum to flow into the crevices of the wood, slightly burning the area where the two materials meet."


[via The Fox is Black]

August 11, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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