Archive for November, 2007

Date: November 30th, 2007
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ZOMBIE COCKROACHES: update

Remember this? Scientists are now beginning to unlock the secrets of cockroach zombification:

Researchers have worked out the neurological trick used by a species of wasp to turn cockroaches into ‘zombie slaves’. The discovery explains why, once stung, cockroaches can be led by a much smaller master towards certain death. Researchers have proven their theory by replicating the effect, and by using an antidote injection to release the cockroaches from their zombie state.

Date: November 28th, 2007
Cate: Regular

Space Shuttle landing – view from cockpit!

This YouTube video (embedding disabled) shows the view from the cockpit (with HUD) of the last 7 minutes or so of the Space Shuttle Atlantis landing. You can also hear the running chatter back and forth from the shuttle to ground control. The pilot is enjoying himself exactly as much as you would expect, I mean, he’s ACTUALLY FLYING THE SPACE SHUTTLE.

The video seemed to originate from this somewhat broken site which has some other videos, but I haven’t found any that are as good.

And if you want to try this landing for yourself, you can! Just install X-Plane.