Arduino 8*8 LED matrix

Made this: an arduino controlled 8*8 LED matrix which plays pong, scrolling text, and displays the temperature (using a thermistor bridge circuit). Need to find some tinted perspex to put on the front.

The scrolling looks a bit odd due to camera scan. It's fine in real life.

Extra points for anyone who knows the movie playing in the background.

Beastie Boys -The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2

"Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!"

Ants can count!

Desert ants have a nifty way of finding their way back home after a foray out of the nest to find food -- they count their steps. To prove it, some scientists devised a creative experiment that showed just how the little guys do it. NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd explain.

Light paintings

"In 1993, a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photgraphed for medical research. In 2011, we used photography to put it back together again"

Trust me and click here to see some amazing light paintings.

Space Shuttle Discovery's last blast off, as seen from a passing plane.

The future ain't what it used to be.

The STS-133 crew members are Commander Steven Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Steve Bowen and Nicole Stott. Bowen replaced astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident in January.

Discovery will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station.