A prototype for a vehicle that can both fly in the air and drive on the road has been introduced by a start-up company, Terrafugia. Called the Transition, it's designed for 100- to 500-mile journeys that will carry two people and luggage on a single tank of gas. Read more at CNET News.com or view a QuickTime animation from Terrafugia.
Amateur astronomer Christopher Go of the Philippines photographed a new red spot on Jupiter on February 27th. The storm, officially known as "Oval BA," is about half as big as the Great Red Spot and almost the same color. Scientists are not certain why Oval BA has turned red, though it could be a sign the storm is intensifying. Read more from NASA.Photo: Christopher Go
A huge crater measuring some 19 miles wide has been discovered in the Saharan desert. Scientists believe the crater, named 'Kebira' (Arabic for "large"), was formed by a space rock that was three-fourths of a mile wide. The impact from such an asteroid would have destroyed everything for hundreds of miles. Researchers from Boston University discovered Kebira by examining satellite images of the region. Read more from Space.com.
Coast to Coast AM producer and call screener Tom Danheiser shared behind-the-scenes details as our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat on Tuesday night. Below are excerpts from the conversation; members can view the entire transcript.juliett Ok I just gotta ask this Tom, what's it like when JC calls?Tom Danheiser JC makes the energy in my booth explode.Jane357 Tom, have you ever been a DJ? It seems that so many radio guys start that way. Tom Danheiser Yes Jane. I was actually a big band DJ for 3 years.LightingalHow long have you done this? How long have you been with C2C?Tom Danheiser Hi Light. I have been with C2C about 4 years but have been in radio for about 14 years.nwblssd Can you give an example of a call you wouldn't allow on air?Tom Danheiser I can without a doubt. A caller will occasionally call and state his opinion and then use a curse word. He will tell me that he will not use that word on air; however,
Joshua P. Warren sent us some photos to accompany his presentation tonight. He is pictured here posing with a Bigfoot bust on the Discovery Channel's "X-Ops" set.
A new excavation on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa has revealed remains of a house preserved in ash from the catastrophic eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815. Researchers suspect that the entire village may still be encapsulated there exactly as it was in 1815. The year 1816 was globally known as "the Year Without a Summer" because of the effects from the volcanic ash released into the atmosphere. More at BBC News.