Archive for date: October 7, 2005

The War of the Worlds in 30 seconds with bunnies.

October 7, 2005 | Astronomy, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Heh. Courtesy of Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy Blog.

Cervical cancer jab ‘in a year’

October 7, 2005 | I Kid You Not, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

From the “It’s fun to be a Luddite” file, witness this bit of news from the BBC that Merck’s new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer might be available within the year. Cervical cancer is associated with the human papillomovirus. The drug Gardasil was apparently 100% effective at preventing early stage cancers and pre-cancerous abnormalities, which […]

‘Bride’ Stripped Bare

October 7, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Editor’s Guild has a nice article on the creation of The Corpse Bride. Apparently the entire thing was shot with the Canon EOS-1D Mark II, a commercial digital SLR, and assembled using Apple’s Final Cut Pro. While testing a variety of commercial digital still cameras, they said the following: “We shot the same scene on […]

Cool Robotics Links From IBM

October 7, 2005 | Robotics | By: Mark VandeWettering

This Make post links to a cool IBM developerworks article on quick prototyping of robots. Many cool nuggest, including the use of cardboard to prototype robot chassis.