Archive for February 19th, 2006

Oscar Ruiz' Aerial Photos of Mexico City.

Oscar took this photo of 300+ real low income houses in Ixtapaluca while working as a helicopter pilot over Mexico City.

Do We Swim Slower in Syrup Than in Water?

There's only one way to find out: Edward Cussler and Brian Gettelfinger of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis filled a swimming pool with syrup and tested how fast 16 volunt...

Rat Remembers Maze It Just Ran.

MIT Professor Matt Wilson found that after running a maze, rats mentally replay the action - backwards! ... following a spatial experience such as running laps on a track, the...

Pinhole Paper Camera Works With 35 mm Film.

In the 1970s, a Czech magazine published a DIY guide on how to make your very own paper pinhole camera: Its creators, Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolár and Richard Vy...

Woman Fought Hand to Hand with Polar Bear.

Protecting her 7-year old son, Lydia Angyiou of Ivujivik, Arctic Quebec, fought a polar bear hand-to-hand - and lived to tell about it! Angyiou, 41, who lives not far from the youth centre,...


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