Wednesday, 30. April 2008
The goal of Earthrace is to set a new world record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, running 100% renewable biodiesel fuel, and with a net zero carbon footprint. The amazing Earthrace boat will make the attempt starting from Sagunto in Spain. Earthrace is also undertaking a two year promotional tour, visiting 100 great cities around the globe. The crew meet local people, talk about their experiences, and most of all connect with people about the need to get renewable fuels into our energy mix and to inspire them to do something themselves to minmise their impact on the environment.
The current record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe is currently 74 days, 23 hours and 53 minutes. This record was set by UK boat ‘Cable & Wireless Adventurer’ in 1998.
Round the world speed record started April 27, 2008. So stay tuned!
Check the speedboat and find it by Google Map.
Flight PatternsData from the U.S. Federal aviation administration is used to create animations of flight traffic patterns and density.
Better resolution and more infos by Aaron Koblin.
Did you know: This week, on May 2, will mark the 56th anniversary of the first commercial jet airline flight. A de Havilland Comet, flying for British Overseas Airways Corporation, becomes the first jet aircraft to enter commercial service, carrying passengers from London to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rollercoaster Creator & Seascape
|Create your own Roller Coasters complete with loops, drops and more. |
There are many fun levels to Rollercoaster Creator. Draw a coaster that collects all of the coins and reach the exit safely.
Your mission in this point and click adventure is to solve various puzzles. Collect gold, take pictures of the marine life, find ancient artifacts and do other under-the-water stuff. Click "I" to open and close your inventory.
Tuesday, 29. April 2008
Eagle Live Stream CamsToday’s bird nest webcam comes to you from Parc del Garraf near Barcelona in Spain and gives you a live view of a Bonelli’s Eagle nest.
The Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) is a typical raptor of the Mediterranean landscape, whose populations have suffered a substantial decline in the last decades.
This webcam has live streaming video with sound. There is a viewer limit on this eagle cam so if you can’t see the Bonelli’s Eagle, keep trying. Also take note of the time difference in case you are far away from Spain.
Please be patient - the cam take a few seconds to load ...
Check also the video archive at Parc del Garraf website (just scroll down there) and watch clips from earlier years.
Other cool Eagle Nest Live Streams:
Bald Eagle Webcam at Sooner Lake in Oklahoma - at least 2 young.
Bald Eagle Webcam at BioDiversity Research Institute in Maine - provides live video of a bald eagle nesting pair which have nested at this site for thirteen years. This cam is on 24 hours a day and has streaming video with sound as well as still images that update every 15 seconds. You can also watch video highlights and see favorite images in the archives.
Bald Eagle Cam at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia - three hatched bald eagle chicks.
You may also like Storknest Live Streams ...
Be a Cello HeroLadies and gentlemen, start your cellos!
Use your mouse and keep your cursor in time with the cellist`s bow, playing Saint-Saëns' The Swan and learn a bit about bowspeed and direction in the process. It’s not as easy as it looks ... if you do it wrong, you’ll hear it ...
The Berliner Philharmoniker presents the Cello Challenge!
Good Luck - the stage is yours!
The Talking GoldfishIt's free and funny!
This cute little fish talks what you typed in, then send it as a greeting card to your contacts and friends. You can choose more than a dozen different languages ...:
Goldie the Goldfish, created by Acapela Group to demonstrate their new text-to-speech software. And it's really pretty good. Convince yourself!
Monday, 28. April 2008
Norway's New Opera HouseThe construction started in 2003 on the shore of the Oslo Fjord in the heart of the capital and was finished in 2007 with the opening event held on Saturday April 12, 2008.
In this video you can see, compressed into three minutes, the building going up over a span of four years or so. You'll also see the turning of the Norwegian seasons several times ... nice!
Well, say 5 years and the cost of $840 000 000 ... that means circa $466 666 per second of the video ... cool!
DisneyNatureDisney has another great website - and a great project!
Walt Disney Studios introduced a new film label: Disneynature, announced on April 21, 2008, that will produce nature documentaries. DisneyNature will be based in France, and will work with the world's top documentary filmmakers to explore wildlife and nature around the planet.
The first of seven planned films will be "Earth". It is scheduled for release on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. Other film projects in the work are "Oceans", "The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos", "Orangutans: One Minute to Midnight", "Big Cats" and "Chimpanzee".
For now click and enjoy: DisneyNature.
Mark Ronson - Valerie
Mark Ronson (Feat. Amy Winehouse) - Valerie
Moollon GuitarsSouth Korea is not all about mass produced cheap guitars. Moollon is a company that produces some of the most beautiful handcrafted guitars I've seen. Very very nice stuff indeed.
Have a look: Moollon Guitars - and don't miss the Dragon Guitar ...
Sunday, 27. April 2008
Planet Earth: JunglesJungles are the world’s powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet. They only cover 6% of the Earth, but they contain more than half of its plant and animal species living in a complex web of relationships. Without jungles, the planet would grind to a halt.
Enjoy 48 minutes of mindblowing plants and animals, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. (by the way: David Attenborough getting ready to say Goodbye To Television.)
First shown November 2006
Tip: Clicking on the "CC" button at the bottom turns captions on if needed.
Have a wonderful sunday!
You may also like:
Can We Save Our Forests? Take the quiz and test your knowledge of the world's forests. And check out the rainforest with videos, photos, facts and success stories by The Nature Conservancy.
The Virtual Jungle by BBC.
The largest forest on earth is the taiga, circling the planet from Siberia to Canada. Learn more about earth's evergreen seas and forest-dwelling creatures:
Forests: Towering Trees, Falling Leaves by Discovery Channel.
Saturday, 26. April 2008
D. L. Stupski Photography
I photograph the world I see every day ...
at work, at home and wherever I may be.
This brings me great joy and helps me feel connected to the world we live in.
D. L. Stupski Photography
Le Chef Chef
The new way of cooking? Really, he found a way to make breakfast using a curling iron and a hair dryer ...
Enjoy Guy Hamelin's online video series Le Chef Chef. Try at your own risk!
Mysteriez 2 & 10 Gnomes 4
In Mysteriez 2 - Daydream you play against another online player and you have to find the hidden numbers in the various locations. Use the magnifier to investigate the location thoroughly.
|I like the hidden object games - but this one isn't easy ...|
It's time to hunt those gnomes again in 10 Gnomes 4: Foggy Flat. As usual you need to find 10 gnomes in 10 minutes.
Ready. Set. Click!
Friday, 25. April 2008
Arjan Westerdiep Pixel Art
One of the early pixel based designer and flash developer aka drububu, Arjan Westerdiep, mashes up a massive art piece - The ic-project.
Have a look!
Click around the entire piece and watch it get drawn pixel by pixel. Watch the how to navigate movie on the top left. As you will see, pretty kewl functionalities are embedded.
And don't miss drububu's pixel art tutorial!
Below a progress animation of the pixel art illustration, created in MS Paint in 560 hours ...