Lost Producers Give a Few Hints To Popular Mechanics

Lost - Hadron Collider

Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse tell Popular Mechanics they’ve been following the development of the Large Hadron Collider above (right) as they lay out Lost‘s time-travel plot for the rest of this season.

Could one of the Dharma Initiative’s stations (left) create a mini black hole into the future?

Note: One of the safety concerns of this collider constructed in Switzerland is that it may actually generate micro black holes that could lead to a doomsday scenario, though this claim is not widely adopted by the scientific community.

Just geeky, Science

T-Rex ‘Tissue’ May Be the Real Deal After All

Dino

Scientists are puzzled by the purported discovery of something they thought couldn’t possibly still exist — bits of soft tissue from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone from Utah. Fossil-hunters found the matter two years ago, and skeptics have challenged its authenticity ever since.

But now there’s new evidence suggesting the tissue is the real thing. They’ve successfully retrieved a tiny sequence of protein from the 68 million year old fossil.

Listen to the 3 minute NPR podcast on the find.

Science

Shutdown Day 2008

Shutdown Day

Shutdown Day 2008 is your opportunity to be part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet. The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate; the initiative was started by Denis Bystrov and Ashutosh Rajekar, both of Montreal, Canada.

I think we can all agree that being asked to go without your computer for a day is a big ask, especially if you’re addicted to e-mail, IM’ing, surfing the web. But if you could find some other interesting activities to do for just a day other than sitting at your PC, you may discover something about yourself and your priorities.

Here’s a youtube video they produced, pitching the event:

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Announcement, Just geeky

Interesting Amazon Experience

aGeekGal tells a little anecdote at GeekHabitat.com about her recent experience with Amazon’s customer support. Simply amazing, Amazon.

Web

Bigfoot in the News

 Bigfoot

News on our favorite 7 foot primate:

- At the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, John Green lays out his case for the authenticity of the creature seen in the famous 1967 photo above by asking  you to “Notice the Arms“.

- While the trackers didn’t actually see or hear the beast, Bigfoot tracks were spotted in West Virginia.

- Man charges Bigfoot with molestation. The AP video on this story below:

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Mysteries, News Links