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…It’s TGI Friday: Samorost?

Samorost

In Samorost, your planet is on a collision course with another planet, and you must point and click your way through various levels to save yourself form certain doom.

The graphics are fantastic, the storyline is excellent, and people liked it so much that they created a Samorost 2, so give this one a play through and see what all the fuss is about.

[Samorost]

…Humans are amazing?

I was trying to explain to someone how incredible I think the fact that we landed the Phoenix rover on the surface of Mars is, and was unfortunately coming up short for words.

However, I think this picture does it pretty good justice:

Phoenix Parachute

Not much to see, eh?

Well, think about this: What you’re seeing is a photo of the Phoenix rover as it descends to the surface of Mars under its own parachute. The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera as it circles a planet that is tens to hundreds of millions of miles away. As it circles that planet, it’s tracking and photographing a man made object that is gracefully touching down onto the surface of that planet under the guide of its own parachute. Both objects are acting remotely and robotically, and then sending their data back to earth at the speed of light (and it still takes 15 minutes to get here). In short: We created a remote controlled vehicle, shot it millions of miles into the sky, landed it on a precise location on another planet, and then programmed it to run its own scientific experiments and then report back to us with the results.

See what I mean?

[Image Via: Bad Astronomy Blog]

Also, if you’d like to keep track of the rover, follow it on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix

(What I like most about the Phoenix Twitter is that it’s probably one of the smartest people in the world (a NASA scientist) that has to dumb down what he’s saying and then put it into the third person so that the rest of us can understand what’s going on. Somewhere there’s a guy sitting in a room that’s hating life and wondering when he can leave his Twitter post and get back to playing with the world’s coolest remote control car.)

…Garbage can be recycled?

Garbage In Garbage Out

Every year, 63 million tons of recyclables end up in US landfills.

Thankfully, technologies like wind sifters, optical scanners, magnets and electrical currents can help to divert up to 75 percent of that waste stream to recycling, conserving landfill space and cutting down on greenhouse gases.

Check out Wired Magazine’s Garbage In, Garbage Out infograph for a look at how Global Renewables hopes to help us rid our planet of needless waste.

[Wired Magazine – Garbage In, Garden Out: Inside The High Tech Trash Disassembly Line]

…There are 50 ways to help the planet?

50 Ways To Save The Planet

As Earth Day winds to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what you can actually do to save the planet.

To help you out, Wire & Twine put together a list of 50 Ways to Help the Planet, and in case you’re the forgetful type, they also created a shirt with an icon for each of the 50 ways to help you remember.

Suggestions include not pre-heating the oven, hang drying your clothes, showering with a partner, and going to the car wash, so it’s a list of things that you can actually do without drastically changing your lifestyle, which means you’re more likely to follow through with them.

[Wire & Twine – The Green Line]

[Wire & Twine – 50 Ways To Help The Planet]

[Via: tcritic]

…Etnies is taking on the SEED Project?

Etnies SEED Project

The etnies SEED Project “is a unique collection of apparel and footwear made of sustainable and recycled materials that reflect etines’ responsibility to give back to the planet. With the purchase of these products, one percent of the proceeds will be donated to benefit environmental organizations that etnies believes will plant the seeds for the future of action sports, humanity and our planet.”

The Spring ’08 collection was done in collaboration with San Diego-based artists Gary Benzel, and includes shoes, sandals, shirts, hats, socks, and hoodies for both men and women.

Looking good while saving the planet?

Count me in.

[Etnies – SEED Project]

[Via: Complex Blog]