Everyday we read about problems with lack of energy, for instance, in California. Well, maybe Enron and General Electric didn’t know that your body can generate energy!.Read more in Barrapunto (in Spanish).
I’ve added a new section to this site: my wishlist. It has a list of presents I’d like to receive. BTW, remember that my birthday it’s on 7th December… You grasped it, didn’t you? ðŸ˜‰
Here you have the good news! Star Wars Episothe II (The Attack of the Clones) will be released in USA and Canada on May 16, 2002 and in Spain on May 17, 2002. Only one day later (remember that “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released three months later). And do not forget about The Lord of the Rings (Official site, fan site, Spanish official site), it’ll be released worldwide on December 19, 2001.
There is an unconfirmed claim for Mersenne prime #39 of over 3,500,000 digits, for which a considerable amount of money has been awarded. More info: Mersenne primes, Prizes and Primenet. Also this story in Slashdot.
Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics, a free, online encyclopedia of mathematics was taken off the web thanks to a lawsuit by CRC Publishing. After much legal wrangling, it returns today stronger than ever. See it rise from the ashes at http://mathworld.wolfram.com. You can also readthe complete history of what happened to the site here. Very interesting.
It’s not the first time people talk about it, but it’s certainly the first time I read about it in a well-known source: hydrogen as the future alternative energy. Read more at Discover. BTW, here in Valencia some scientifics from the Universitat de València-Estudi General said in 1999 they got an hydrogen-powered engine… but I didn’t get any news since then. Was it a hoax?
According to the investigations of three astronomers, there’s a second moon orbiting around the Earth. It’s called Cruithne and it takes 770 (!) years to complete its horseshoe-shaped orbit. More info at space.com.