Some interesting links…
Frozen Grand Central
[VIDEO] Over 200 people freeze in place on cue in Grand Central Station in New York.
Gas pumping robot
Dutch inventors unveiled a 75,000 euro ($111,100) car-fuelling robot they say is the first of its kind, working by registering the car on arrival at the filling station and matching it to a database of fuel cap designs and fuel types.
‘Itch-free’ pyjamas dream comes true [via]
Designers have developed pyjamas that regulate body temperature, stop itching and ensure a good night’s sleep.
Monopoly Here and Now World Edition – Cast Your Vote!
Popular board game Monopoly is running a worldwide voting until the end of February 2008 to select the cities that will feature on their international edition of Monopoly.
The hypersonic plane designed to reach Australia in under five hours [via]
A hypersonic passenger plane that could fly to Australia from northern Europe in less than five hours has been designed in Britain.
The grand shaft – amazing military engineering
An incredible piece of wartime engineering in Dover; built between 1806 and 1809 during the Napoleonic wars, this triple spiral staircase was used as a rapid route for soldiers making their way from the clifftop barracks to the town of dover and its harbour below.
Earliest oil paintings found in famed Afghan caves
Buddhist murals from Afghanistan’s famed Bamian caves are the world’s earliest known oil paintings, according to a new chemical analysis.
Astronomers find galaxy far, far away [via]
Astronomers have glimpsed what may be the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen, providing a picture of a baby galaxy born soon after the beginning of the universe.