Glass Wings Blog: February 2008

'Bizarre' new mammal discovered

Sat, 02 Feb 2008 10:59:12 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7213571.stm

A new species of mammal has been discovered in the mountains of
Tanzania, scientists report.

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The Silverfish Aquarium

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 11:58:10 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.octopusstudios.com/

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Truck runs on waste chocolate

Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:15:26 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
"Adventurers Andy Pag (34) and John Grimshaw (39) have just returned
from the 8500km drive from the UK to Timbuktu using Biodiesel made from
waste chocolate."

http://www.biotruck.co.uk/index.php?men=press

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clean computer screen

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 17:55:16 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] gmail.com>

Linda Page
Time to clean your computer screen.*
http://www.linein.org/media/screenclean.swf
<http://www.linein.org/media/screenclean.swf>
<http://www.linein.org/media/screenclean.swf%3E>

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Fwd: Is the day

Wed, 6 Feb 2008 03:35:26 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

I have no idea what this means but its pretty funny:

http://istheday.blogspot.com/

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Your Psycho Girlfriend

Sat, 09 Feb 2008 12:49:22 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Unusual fashion design:
http://yourpsychogirlfriend.com/design.htm

See also "Compubeaver":
http://yourpsychogirlfriend.com/beav/

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National Space Society Space Settlement Art contests

Sat, 09 Feb 2008 13:09:29 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/gallery.htm
http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/2008/gallery.htm

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Go Speed Go

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 08:07:31 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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Live action speed racer by the Matrix crew?

Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski

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Spongebob Squarepants voice actors do classic movies

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:49:54 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/spongebob-voice-overs

One of the highlights of the Annie Awards <http://annieawards.org/index.html>
last Friday night was a small video concocted by the cast of /Spongebob
Squarepants/ (M.C. Tom Kenny, along with presenters Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn

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Maybe visiting Adelaide

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:46:46 +1100 (EST)

Panth <panthera_of_oz [at] yahoo.com.au>

Panth
Tiger Airlines is selling flights from Melbourne for
$9.95, and I'm thinking of spur of the moment visit to
Adelaide.

Any recommendations on things to see?

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Speedcabling

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:22:57 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7240939.stm

The first "speedcabling" competition took place in an art gallery in Los
Angeles and was won by LA-based web developer Matthew Howell.

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Science Valentines

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:53:46 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.jacksofscience.com/art/bring-love-to-the-lab-with-a-science-valentine/

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Humankind 1, Oceans 0

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:35:41 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://arstechnica.com/journals/science.ars/2008/02/14/humankind-1-oceans-0

It is perhaps an understatement to suggest that humans have had a noticeable
impact on our surroundings. The growing threat of anthropogenic climate change
demonstrates that, but greenhouse gases aren't the only way we're changing the

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Six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:54:04 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/02/14/sixword-memoirs-by-w.html

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061374059/boingboing/>, edited by
Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, is an anthology of several hundred six-word

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From DVICE:Unbelievable animation: close encounters of the desktop kind

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:21:19 -0500

bdaul [at] pacbell.net

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a cool little animation...really!  --bill

http://dvice.com/archives/2008/02/unbelievable_an.php
Unbelievable animation: close encounters of the desktop kind

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CG Animation contest winners

Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:31:51 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/exhibition/scc5/final.html

All the movies shown here were created using the free cross-platform
raytracer called POVRay. The scene file, also given with each entry,
contains no more than 512 characters!

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Classic F&SF movies as old Russian woodcuts

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:27:29 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.hiero.ru/Akuaku/Lubki/gallery

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Gravity powered standing lamp

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:24:02 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://pesn.com/2008/02/19/9500471_Gravity_Lamp/

A Virginia Tech student has created an LED floor lamp that is powered by
gravity, using a weight slide similar to the concept of a grandfather clock. 
The lamp puts out the equivalent of a 40-Watt bulb, and lasts four hours per

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High-definition space movies

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:32:35 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://planetary.org/explore/topics/kaguya/hd.html

Includes Earthrise and Earthset from Lunar orbit.

"Kaguya carries two high-definition television cameras, each fitted with

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Beautiful Nautilus House

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:57:47 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/02/fantastic_nauti.php

"The open concept inside the house is dominated by smooth surfaces, spiral
stairs and natural plantings that makes the inhabitants feel like they're
living inside a snail who swallowed the entire contents of somebody's back

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You might enjoy this site

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:56:43 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
This is right up GLASSWINGS!!!


Very interesting things here...

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Camouflage

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:58:06 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
How to disguise yourself from surveillance cameras:
http://www.desireepalmen.nl/images.php

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Galaxy Dynamics

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:09:21 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Animated simulations of galaxies in space:
http://www.galaxydynamics.org/

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                *** Xanni ***

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