Friday, August 13, 2010

Pole Position

I've never been a big fan of cellphone cameras--but I think I have found the killer app for them:
And, thanks to it, I can now find my car at Albany Airport.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...

Scientific American:
Marine biologist Silvia MaciĆ” was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea. At first she thought it was a member of the flying fish family—a group of marine fish that escape predators by breaking the water's surface at great speed and gliding through the air on unusually large pectoral fins. But after tracing the creature's graceful arc for a few seconds, MaciĆ” realized this was no fish. It was a squid—and it was flying.

And, words one rarely comes across: "On a LISTSERV dedicated to mollusks..."