If any of you have read Asimov's Foundation series, you know about the system that they had for creating a 3D map of space. They'd use it for plotting their way through stars. You could look at the galaxy in 3D and translate yourself to any other point in the galaxy to see how it would look like from there.
Well version 0.1 of that tool is out :D. You can now use Google Earth 4.2 to roam around in space. Check out this video for an how-to:
I read Jabberwock quite often and sometimes, like this time :D, Jai comes up with some very funny articles. In this article titled "Research findings we could use" he directs our attention towards how preposterous some research findings are, and of some others that he wishes they would come up with. Here are just a couple of excerpts from just the comments:
1. James Bond has a lesser risk of heart disease, since his martinis are shaken and not stirred!! 2. Regular Breathing leads to 100% chance of being alive. Researchers found that people who breathe had a 100% chance of being alive....
Read the rest of the his blog post here, and enjoy :).