An aerospace engineer from the Air Force Institute of Technology has devised an idea, don't use nukes to blast a comet headed for Earth outta the sky, use a giant lasso. A lasso? Yes, you read that correctly. The lasso would have to be anywhere from six-miles long (that's as big as Mt. Everest) to 60,000 miles long, reported Wired magazine
Though I missed the real show -- which was this morning between 3:30 and 5:30 am (but in reality even if I had known there's no way in HELLZ I would be awake that early) -- it is still possible to catch the spectacular Leonid meteor shower tonight/early tomorrow morning.
The Leonid meteor shower, called so because it happens around and near the constellation Leo, is leftovers from the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle that scattered space dust around the year 1533.
Epic poster by NASA....
The astronaut's families are treated to tours, mission briefings and free admission to the Kennedy Space Center the day before the launch.
For my first science/techie blog I was going to write about the bacon iPod case. Ok, it's not that scientific or techie, but come on it's an iPhone wrapped in bacon!! Ok, it's not really bacon, but it's still pretty ingenious. It's actually a bacon-looking felt case wrapping an iPhone, and really asks the deeper question of what isn't better with bacon? That's deep.