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Small brewers from Australia to Oregon face the daunting prospect of tweaking their recipes or experimenting less with new brews thanks to a worldwide shortage of one key beer ingredient and rising prices for others. Brewmasters say shortage of barley and wheat will raise beer prices. Fans of boutique beers will be hardest hit.
Local San Antonio univeristy Trinity Tiger's football team scored a game-winning touchdown on the final play to steal a 28-24 victory over Millsaps. Riley Curry took the ball into the end zone after 15 laterals on the 61-yard passing play that began with two seconds left in the game. It's now a Pontiac Game Changing Performance nominee. Click the link to vote for this play.
26 October 2007
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21 October 2007
The magnets here are very powerful, much more powerful than magnets most people have seen, and need to be handled with proper care. The magnetic fields from these magnets can affect each other from more than 12 inches away. Our larger magnets can easily bruise fingers and even break finger bones as they attempt to connect together. Always wear protective eyewear or safety goggles when handling the magnets. Keep magnets away from any magnetic based storage devices such as desktop or laptop computers, hard drives, floppy disks, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or credit cards. A distance of at least 12" should be kept between magnets and these items at all times. Keep them away from computer monitors, VCR'S and TV's, non-electronic wrist watches etc. If you or someone in your household has a PACEMAKER or another electronic surgical implant, don't even think of ordering these items.
20 October 2007
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10 October 2007
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken, the task of mapping the universe and determining our place in it. SDSS is systematically mapping a quarter of the entire sky, producing a detailed image of it and determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than 100 million celestial objects. It is also measuring the distances to a million of the nearest galaxies, giving us a three-dimensional picture of the universe through a volume one hundred times larger than that explored to date. SDSS is also recording the distances to 100,000 quasars — the most distant objects known — giving us unprecedented knowledge of the distribution of matter to the edge of the visible universe.
Here we chart Joy Division/New Order's influence, from alt-rock acts that cop its sound to the Hot Topic goths who mimic original singer Ian Curtis' gloomy outlook.
08 October 2007
Learn how to make a bottle of Mountain Dew glow in the dark using some only some peroxide and baking soda. This guy deserves some kind of Sciencey thing award or something...
For generations the appendix has been dismissed as superfluous. Doctors figured it had no function. Surgeons removed them routinely. People live fine without them. Now some surgeons and immunologists at Duke University Medical School think they have figured out the real job of the troublesome and seemingly useless appendix.
The 40th anniversary of revolutionary Che Guevara's death is Tuesday, October 9th. Regardless, if you feel he is a hero or low down commie, it still is a historical event worth remembering. Personally, I find it ironic that his image is a multi-million dollar industry which is totally contrary to his beliefs. I also like his quote "Hasta la victoria siempre." Basically it means 'always unto victory', which has always inspired me just on it's face value.
Drunk intruders broke into the famed Orsay Museum in Paris, through a back door, early Sunday and punched a hole in a renowned work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet. I visited this museum when I was in Paris and I can't recall if I saw the painting. Anyways, it's still a sad story. Click on the pic and you can see the damage on the center right of the painting.
06 October 2007
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