Wednesday, August 11, 2004

"Niftacious" is a word I did not make up (I googled it and got "about 9" results!), and it certainly applies to today's punk pic!!

Niftacious Technological News From Across the Pond (No, the Other Pond)

Japan unfurls solar sail in space

Japan has unfurled a delicate solar sail in space, a device which some scientists believe could enable travel to far away planets.

The Japanese Institute of Space Astronautical Science (ISAS) has tested two sails aboard its S-310-34 rocket.

In theory, solar sails reflect light particles from the Sun, gaining momentum in the opposite direction to propel spacecraft forward.

Some hope solar sails will one day help humans travel to the stars.

Fun stuff. If this technology is all it's cracked up to be, then someday we might be able to go here:

or here:

and most certainly here:

In the meantime, go here and be in awe of pictures from the Hubble telescope.

I seem to be in a good mood today. Must be the drugs. Or the fact that I haven't read the Sun yet.

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