BBC Scotland, Episode 1.
In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants. In this first episode Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet. And, using remarkable imagery, he shows plants breathing and talking to each other.
Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 (4:57am)
What you are about to see - and I'm not making this up - is a moth driving a car. That's right. A silk moth - actually, 14 different male silk moths - each, in turn, hooked up to a robotic vehicle at at the University of Tokyo. Every one drove the vehicle to the intended target. If this were a driving test, all the moths would have passed.
Friday, May 10th 2013 (12:08am)
It seems size really does matter. A new study reveals women are more attracted to men with larger penises. However, there are other important factors at play when it comes to judging overall attractiveness. For a man to really reap the benefits of large penis, he needs to be relatively tall & fit to begin with. If he isn't, even the biggest penis in the world won't do him much good.
Monday, Apr 8th 2013 (2:14pm)
A very well-crafted documentary with excellent special effects and awesome musical score that outline a basic, affordable and realistically plausible plan for the human exploration of the red planet in the very near future -- as few as just 10 years away (if it can be funded). It shows Dr. Robert Zubrin, aerospace engineer and president of The Mars Society, for the visionary and futurist that he is. Mars, as a destination for our planet's various combined space agencies, is both an amazingly welcoming Earth-like world, as well as a cold, forbidding and distant challenge. Unlike our Moon, Mars will be the stepping stone to the rest of the universe, and will be the first real and sustainable off-world human colony. A great glimpse of our future as a spacefaring species.
Saturday, Apr 6th 2013 (4:27am)
To build and supply a lunar base, astronauts will need heavy-duty space trucks for transporting gear. There's just one problem: no roads. That's why NASA engineers designed the rover they call ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) - to handle any terrain, whether dusty, rocky, or crater-y.
The key is the rover's six bendable spider legs and wheeled feet. On smooth surfaces, it rolls on those wheels; when it runs into an obstacle it can't clear, it simply steps over it. ATHLETE can also split into a pair of robots that together pick up and haul specially designed shipping containers.
A team of American and European researchers have confirmed that the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction - the event that wiped out roughly 75% of the planet's species, including almost every dinosaur - was caused by an asteroid impact in Mexico 66 million years ago. The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction was the last great extinction event to occur on Earth, and is most notable for causing the diversification of mammals that eventually resulted in Homo sapiens.
Monday, Feb 11th 2013 (4:09am)
Worst Middle-of-the-Night Noise?
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