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NASA emails spanner to the ISS Space Station

"Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email. It is the first time hardware has been "emailed" to space. Nasa was responding to a request by ISS commander Barry Wilmore for a ratcheting socket wrench."
posted by marienbad on Dec 20, 2014 - 52 comments

A celebration of geek girls in song

Nothing to Prove (SLYT) The Doubleclicks rebut the "fake geek girl" meme in this awesome song. [more inside]
posted by Gelatin on Jul 23, 2013 - 138 comments

Awesome Aurora Pics

Katja's Aurora Page. Katja Gottschewski, German expat somewhere in Norway, posts an immense amount of awesome aurora pictures on her blog-homepage. [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Dec 18, 2010 - 4 comments

Blooper reel pweez

Young Caucasian Jackie Chan wannabes jumping around like they can't afford skateboards. Their multiple compound fractures and lifelong disabilities and pain conditions (not pictured) are your two minutes of reasonable amusement. [СЛЙТ]
posted by dgaicun on Sep 5, 2010 - 89 comments

You Have Died of Dysentery

"I'll take four oxen and all the bullets $1600 will get me": The Oregon Trail Official Trailer. [SLYT]
posted by Jacqueline on Aug 3, 2010 - 40 comments

A proposal to send a "boat" to explore the seas of Titan

A proposal will be submitted to NASA to send a "boat" to explore the hydrocarbon seas of Titan
posted by Lobster Garden on Dec 19, 2009 - 65 comments

Your face will not remain unrocked.

You may remember him from the old Portal of Evil and Fat Chicks in Party Hats days. Perhaps his article on homemade fireworks or his extensive collection of Hostess comic book ads taught you to laugh about love again. After a long absence from the internet, Seanbaby is back with, among other things, The Torture Debate As a Batman Comic. [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on May 28, 2009 - 39 comments

Gimme Me Some More Money

Spinal Tap reforms to record a new album. Entire planet quivers in anticipation.
posted by chuckdarwin on Feb 5, 2009 - 42 comments

Are we THERE yet?

The BEST summer vacation EVER!!! [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 4, 2008 - 58 comments

Naalagiagvik -- The Place Where You Go to Listen

The Song of the Earth -- New Yorker music critic Alex Ross writes on composer John Luther Adams, who has created an installation work at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska in which geologic, astronomical, and meteorologic data are converted, in real time, into "a shimmering synthesized carillon." For a tiny hint of the experience, you can watch this Youtube video Hear more about the work from Living on Earth.
posted by fourcheesemac on May 6, 2008 - 6 comments

How to make the best Hot Chocolate

Cold outside? Gray skies and icy rain? Seasonal affective disorder got you down? What you need is a nice frothy cup of Hot Chocolate. [more inside]
posted by vronsky on Feb 2, 2008 - 23 comments


This may be the coolest flash game ever. Although it's graphics are nothing to write home about, the game play (which I will wisely follow kotaku's example in not spoiling for you) is quite simply incredible. It's a unique and quick little work break for you via kotaku. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Jan 3, 2008 - 92 comments

video editing simulation on a trampoline

bouncing ideas: “an infographically inspired, 1 take, top shot videoclip with professional trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video editing effects.” They had me at the spinning umbrella. (via crabwalk)
posted by whatnot on Jul 28, 2007 - 11 comments

Great Guitar Education site

Guitarweek is quite easily one of the best, if not the best, guitar education websites on the web. Check out the Chord worksheets. The load of free lessons, plus some members-only flash lessons. It's a real labor of love by a pretty interesting guy, who like a lot of people who work more for a passion than money, appears to have trouble making ends meet on it. Membership is amazingly cheap to boot.
posted by bluevelvetelvis on May 22, 2007 - 9 comments

12 Byzantine Rulers, a podcast history of The Byzantine Empire

12 Byzantine Rulers is a podcast lecture series about The Byzantine Empire by Lars Brownworth, a history teacher at The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York. 1123 years of awesomeness ready to go onto your iPod! [iTunes link]
posted by Kattullus on May 11, 2007 - 19 comments

Steven Foster thoughts

Steven Foster is the perfect bartender. He wants to share his ontology, his reflections on what it means to be happy, bird aquariums, how to make margarita mix from scratch, solutions to the world's five most pressing problems [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or just read the summary on every page towards the bottom], and more drink recipes than you can shake a stick at. This man delivers.
posted by trinarian on Oct 12, 2006 - 20 comments

Say Goodbye to Carrying Around 8+ Different Discount Cards - Put Them All Onto One Card

Say Goodbye to Carrying Around 8+ Different Discount Cards - Put Them All Onto One Card [via mefi projects]
posted by boo_radley on Aug 15, 2006 - 46 comments

Everything looks better with a graph

My awesomeness is at an all time high, as this chart will clearly demonstrate. And thanks to the magical people at Bellygraph.com, I can create & update charts to illustrate all the trends that matter to me, from my own personal awesomeness to total number of pugs owned or whatever other metric I choose.
posted by jonson on Jan 12, 2006 - 29 comments

Vikings Rrrrrr-ock!

War Photographer is an awesome, viking-filled flash animated music video directed by Joel Trussell for musician Jason Forrest. (quicktime) via
posted by maryh on Oct 14, 2005 - 22 comments

Adventures of an International Male

Adventures of an International Male - For almost 30 years a curious clothing catalog has sold ruffled pirate shirts, pink sleeveless suits, and sequined black capes to a seemingly invisible public. What’s it like to go through life in a mesh top?
posted by well_balanced on Oct 9, 2005 - 43 comments

Snake Vs. Alligator

Snake eats alligator, then explodes
posted by philcliff on Oct 5, 2005 - 78 comments

One season only, and it's done.

Stanley Kunitz turns 100.
What makes the engine go? / Desire, desire, desire. / The longing for the dance / stirs in the buried life.
Biography 1, 2; interview originally published in 1997; article here and Boston Globe editorial here. Happy Birthday, Mr. Kunitz.
posted by jokeefe on Jul 29, 2005 - 13 comments

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