DailyDirt: Unusual Places Made More Accessible
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Yesterday, we pointed out some links on space exploration. In honor of Yuri Gagarin’s first spaceflight, here are some projects that are opening up other hard-to-reach places to the masses. Communism, FTW…?
- Drilling down a few kilometers below the ocean floor could reach the Earth’s mantle by 2020. Parts of the Earth’s mantle have erupted up from the ocean floor, but going down to get fresh samples might be more enlightening. [url]
- Recently, Virgin Galactic ostentatiously advertised for itself — as well as its less expensive sister airline — at SFO. However, there’s a bit of a price gap between seats in 1st class on an A320… versus a ride on a sub-orbital-capable custom rocketship. [url]
- Sir Richard Branson also has a deep sea submarine called Virgin Oceanic. It’s nice to be a billionaire… And adapting a chain of record stores for other business models seems to be possible, right? [url]
- To discover more interesting travel-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.