Black hole at the center of the milky way
Not surprising, but very cool.
Stunning pictures of the sun
Bushido – the Soul of Japan (Book Review)
Almost two weeks ago, I suddenly ran out of reading material in Japan, and I knew that I had long train and bus rides ahead of me. What better reason to pick up one of the many famous books that cover the cultural background of Japan? I picked Bushido, written by Inazo Nitobe in 1905 (originally published in English, not a translation). Having already read another book from the same time (The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura in 1906), I had high hopes and wasn’t disappointed.
Bushido is sometimes translated as “chivalry”, but it’s much more than that, it’s an ethical system that transcents Japan to this day. Nitobe covers the Samurai code, the role of women, Suicide and many other fascinating topics.
Free and legal music
Would you like to extend your music collection, but are worried about doing something illegal? If so, head over to Tutle’s Jukebox – a collection of MP3s containing music with expired copyright – all recorded from 78 RPM Vinyl! The music is now in the public domain and got recorded in the early 20th Century. […]
Virgin Group to start Space Tourism
It’s getting real – Virgin group opened the new subsidary Virgin Galactic that will start space tourism in a few years, using Burt Rutan’s Space Craft One.
Free Yoga MP3
You do Yoga, but not as often as you’d like to do? No problem, download this free Yoga MP3, so you can practice half an hour at home, whenever you feel like it.
I like to travel and to take pictures. However, after seeing phototravels.net, I kind of feel intimidated.
Enron in Space
When I was riding the T the other day, I saw this amusing poster that compared the national missle defense (a.k.a. “Star Wars”) with Enron.
Missle defense scandal covered by NY Times
Missle defense doesn’t work! This is the message by MIT Professor Theodore A. Postol. I’ve been following this story since MIT Technology Review reported about Professor Postol’s quest. Today, the New York Times reported prominentely about this scandal.