Archive for August, 2008

Panda Baby

August 29, 2008

The birth of a giant panda cub has been caught on camera at Oji Zoo in Kobe, Japan.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7585607.stm

 

What a strange little thing it is.

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Space Pictures

August 28, 2008

Nasa has launced their new image archive website.

http://www.nasaimages.org/

 

Nasa have combined 21 seperate NASA image libraries, so that all their amazing pictures are now gathered together in one place. Pictures range from the Solar System, galaxies and nebulae to astronautics and spaceflight.

The images are public domain and free to use, with high-resolution versions available to download.

Blink and you’ll miss it

August 27, 2008

Blinkbox is a new movie site which features blockbuster movies, and a whole raft of classics and television series. It is a 100% legal download site.

There is a twist though. You can only watch clips, or blinks, of the movies on offer. This a great site as it allows you to watch your favourite scences from a movie or see clips of the hottest upcoming releases.  With over 1,500 films on offer, they’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

http://www.blinkbox.com/

 

Please Note: This website is currently only licensed for use in the UK, so sorry to any international readers out there.

See the world in 3D

August 26, 2008

Photosynth is the latest project from Microsoft. Photosynth uses overlapping photographs to create a 3D image. You can check out loads of synth on the website or you can get creative and make your own. The results are a truly spectacular 360 degree experience.

http://livelabs.com/photosynth/

 

(N.B. You do have to download the Photosynth viewer)

Arise ‘Sir’ Penguin

August 22, 2008

TOTD will admit to having a bit of a soft spot for penguins. So when we found out that a penguin has been knighted at Edinburgh Zoo, we just couldn’t resist making it our ‘Thing of the Day’.

  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7563844.stm

 

Soooo cute!

Fresh or Rotten?

August 21, 2008

TOTD had an outing to see The Dark Knight yesterday. We personally thought it was great, though perhaps not one to take young children to see!

If you want to find film reviews from all over the world then have a look at Rotten Tomatoes.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/

 

Here you’ll find reviews and film ratings from the worlds major critics, as well as reviews from members of the RT community. There’s also a handy Tomatometer rating which will tell you if the critics think a film is Fresh or Rotten. If you’ve seen the film you can even leave your own review!

List Universe

August 20, 2008

Do you love lists?

The List Universe contains lists on just about every subject you can think off. Why not check out the Top 10 assassination attempts, 10 famous people who married their cousins or the top 15 greatest movie twists.

The list is endless….!

 http://listverse.com/lists

Lego Ultimatum

August 19, 2008

Regular readers of TOTD will know how much we love lego! Awhile ago we paid tribute to Indiana Jones, now we bring you The Bourne Ultimatum in lego form.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdnWd0hHE-E&eurl=http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=3761056

Explore your memory

August 15, 2008

Continuing on the theme of ‘memory’, if you’d like to know how good your memory is why not take this test from the University of Edinburgh.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/memory/

 

Stretch your memory with fun challenges designed by experts. Your answers will help the University of Edinburgh experimental psychologists with their research.

What have I forgotten?

August 14, 2008

Do you ever get that sinking feeling you’ve forgotten something really important? Then this site is for you.

http://www.reqall.com/

 

ReQall is the site that offers to be your constant companion and memory jogger, so you need never forget anything ever again.