Weekly Update.

– Boxing: Manny Pacquiao looked pedestrian in shutting out Shane Mosley Saturday night. Nothing worse than expecting a bad fight, paying for the fight, and then getting a bad fight. Oh well.

– Starry night: Nick Risinger did a lot of traveling and took a lot of photographs to come up with an interactive picture of the Milky Way. Here’s a still shot:

But that’s tiny and doesn’t do the rest of the picture, which is the largest ever “true color” survey of the sky, justice. Here is Nick’s site for you to get a better idea of how awesome this is.  (Boing Boing)

– Turning Japanese: Want to make out with someone miles away? Try the kiss transmitter:  (Yo! Japan)

– Onions! A lot of people have been blaming those damn oil speculators for the rise in oil and gasoline prices this year. What you don’t hear them complaining about are the onion speculators. That’s because there are none, thanks to good ol’ Gerald Ford. So, if we think speculators are creating big swings in the price of oil, then clearly no speculators in a market would make for a nice stable line. Let’s go to the data:  (Carpe Diem)

– It does what it says it does: This toilet paper is supposedly from China:  (Kornfeld)

– 3D street art: I know I’ve posted a picture like this before, but they are always cool to me. 49 more of them here.  (Hongkiat)

– The future: PopSci has 12 predictions, some they don’t necessarily agree with, for technology by the year 2020. One prediction they do agree with is that most computer screens (this includes smartphones and tablets) will be paper thin OLED. Too early to gloat and shit, but I did say that’s where we’re going. Now they just need to work on stretchable screens and I’ll have my “take it anywhere” television.  (The World’s Best Ever)

– I have no idea what this means: Some scientists have made cloaking materials that make objects invisible in the terahertz range.  (Institute of Nanotechnology)

– Happy belated Mother’s day: Gabby Quinteros wished you all a happy Mother’s day:  (Gabby’s Twitter feed)

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