Temporary Reminder Tatts

To Do Tattoo

To Do Tattoos, get them at Amazon for under US $4. I send myself SMS notes with a to do list or reminders of other activities I need to accomplish, but if you’re one of those folks like Bill Gates that still writes notes on his/her hands (or other creative locations on your body) then this little novelty is for you.

The kit includes 12 graphic “To Do” forms that you can apply to your body wherever it’s most convenient (or creative) and a skin-safe, washable-ink gel pen. You’ll never again have to make lame excuses for missing bowling night or your mom’s birthay.

[via boingboing]

Misc.

Phoenix Lands on Mars!

Phoenix Lands

Watch the NASA broadcasts of the event and upcoming mission briefings at NASA-TV.

Follow the status live on the Phoenix blogs hosted by NASA.

Phoenix has landed on the Red Planet, and mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are waiting for confirmation that the solar arrays have deployed. The first images could come later tonight. And word just came in as I was typing this that the platform is resting at a quarter degree angle which means it’s almost perfectly flat.

Well done, and it’s good to know that we can rely on the rockets to land objects on other planets which means we can start sending heavier payloads like the science lab and larger ‘bots.

Science

Elbows Home To Bacteria Tribes

Medical

In the ‘I think I was better off not knowing Dept.’, researchers inform us that the patch of skin for the human elbow contains 6 tribes of bacteria and that you should be thankful for the value they bring.

The research is coming from a paper published a few days ago out of the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the human microbiome project. The project is a government-financed endeavor to catalog the typical bacterial colonies that inhabit each niche in the human ecosystem.

Read the elbow article at Seattle Times.

If you don’t know anything about the Human Genome Project, here’s an overview. Most educated geeks should know at least a little something about it, it’s pretty important to the future of our species and our understanding of how to solve some of the more difficult medical diseases and genetic unknowns of homo sapiens.

Medical

Darth Vader Harmonica Blues

Stumble of the Day

Hummingbird Hovers Into Record Books

Hummingbird UAV

SEATTLE – Boeing’s A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft flew for 18.7 hours on an overnight flight May 14-15, setting what the company believes is a world endurance record for a UAV in its weight class.

The flight, which was accomplished at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, was one of two key performance tests set by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

[via DefenseTech]

Military