1: Solar bottle lights in the Philippines
An incredible video shows how the simplest ideas are often the best. Something as simple as light bulbs, which we take for granted, could change the lives of so many people.
2: Launch of Sputnik
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit. It was launched on 4 October 1957. Here’s a delightful clip of the Clangers trying to get to grips with “Space Physics”.
3: Cupcakes disguised as other food (via Buzznet
4: 29 year old woman, born deaf, hears herself for the first time
This video will warm your heart. If you don't cry your probably made of stone.
5: What to read
SF Signal have created a flow chart to recommend you sci-fi and fantasy books based on your likes and dislikes. From Isaac Asimov to Douglas Adams, the top 100 books are featured here. You should find exactly what you didn’t know you were looking for in a few simple yes/no choices. ( click to enlarge)