links for 2010-09-02

  • One thing we want to know about the run site for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) is "How flat is it?" – or perhaps more accurately "How bumpy is it?"

    I've driven on it in a hire car and it looks and feels flat – but a small undulation at 80-plus mph could be a huge bump at 800-plus mph.

    We need to know if there are going to be any nasty surprises out there at 1,000 mph.

    (tags: WorldRecord)
  • Scientists have shown that a severe snowfall in North America and Northern Europe in the winter of 2009-2010 was caused by a rare, once in a century, collision of two weather systems.

    They concluded the harsh winter and heavy snow was an example of hard to predict weather events, not a change in climate.

    (tags: weather)
  • L-29, AN-24RT, Mi-2, Mi-8, AN-2 … all these planes and some airdrome automotive equipment placed in the rows to the very horizon. Wonderful spectacle! Unfortunately, they have no place from where they could take off…
  • One musician has decided to prove that even a shovel may sound. The entire process of making the guitar took one month.
    (tags: diy guitar)