from June 25, 2007 4:39 AM
Every once in a while I find it interesting to look back at all of the sci-fi starships that I have observed for the last 50+ years. Now that space technology in the United States is increasingly transferred to the private sector for development, recently the US made a small extraordinary funding grant to begin preliminary research in a Interstellar Srarship that is is expected to take 100 years to develop – the 100 Year Starship program. Here is a list of government agencies worldwide that are engaged in activities related to outer space and space exploration (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly. (And race, and crash, and fix, and play in, and fight in, and…) Premiered at Vividcon 2012. Music by Nicki Minaj.
Sources included: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien/Aliens, Apollo 13, Archer, Battlestar Galactica (2004-8), Cocoon, Community, Doctor Who (2005-), Dune, Farscape, The Fifth Element, Firefly/Serenity, Forbidden Planet, Futurama, Galaxy Quest, Independence Day, The Muppet Show, Odyssey 5, Planet of the Apes (1968), Spaceballs, Star Trek (TOS, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager; movies II, IV, VII, VIII and XI/Reboot), Star Wars IV & V, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sunshine, Superman (1978), Toy Story 2, Virtuality, WALL-E.
I know what you’re thinking: I already know the trick involving smashing a garlic clove with a knife to quickly remove its skin. Well this is a new, and rather incredible trick. And you don’t even need a knife!
Yep, that’s it. Two bowls, a solid cutting board or counter and you’re 10 seconds away from a bunch of naked garlic cloves. Have you tried this trick? (PS: If you hurt your hand smashing the head of garlic ~ use a hammer.)
VIDEO – Beautiful Northern BC Scenery on these northern mountain biking trails.
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Collectively these two trails are a bit less than 20kms in length but give immense payback in views, flow and tech. Just off the Alaska Highway in Northern BC in Stone Mountain Provincial Park it was well worth getting the afternoon thundershower.
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