Category Archives: Science

How to influence (by remote control) people.

I don’t really know what to say to this. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9816703/ Some scientists have created a headset that allows a person to be steered by remote control. I think I feel the same way about it that the lady from the … Continue reading

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It’s moving.

Or is it? Don’t worry about the URL, it’s safe.

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Heap big calamari.

MSNBC has a story about a “Colossal squid” being captured in Antarctic waters. The squid weighs 330 lbs, and is 16 feet long. This is actually a fairly small specimen of the “Colossal squid”, which can reach (estimated) sizes of … Continue reading

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Brain Prosthesis

Some researchers in California are developing the world’s first brain prosthesis. That’s right, a prosthesis. They’re creating a chip that is capable of mimicking the function of the hippocampus. The hippocampus is instrumental in encoding our memories, learning, and emotion. … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Science on the ISS.

I found a link to Saturday Morning Science on Slashdot. In this edition the International Space Station science officer, Don Pettit, is showing off some really weird (to us gravity-bound folks) properties of water in microgravity. He’s even able to … Continue reading

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Leonid Meteor Shower

Early this morning, the Leonid meteor shower reached its peak. The peak was predicted at about 5:30am EST. So I set my alarm clock to go off at 5:00. Unfortunately, I slept right through it. I was lucky, however, that … Continue reading

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Here lie giants.

Recently I stumbled across an article that mentioned in passing some archaelogical evidence for human “giants.” I was naturally somewhat intrigued, but didn’t have the time or inclination to follow it up at the time. Today, I stumbled across a … Continue reading

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New stealth plane finally revealed.

It seems that Boeing has revealed one of their coolest black projects. Following in the footsteps of the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the B2 bomber, and the F117A Nighthawk, comes the Bird of Prey.

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The 50 year battery.

Some fellows at Cornell University have come up with a design for what amounts to a 50 year battery. Their current version is powered by a radioactive isotope of nickel. However, the radiation given off by this isotope is only … Continue reading

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The sky is falling.

I ran across an interesting article about several fireballs that were seen in Colorado. One was spotted on Sunday evening, and the other almost exactly 24 hours later on Monday evening. They were travelling in (apparently) different directions, and had … Continue reading

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Not for the weak.

While reading MeFi I ran across a link to a very educational and graphic video of an autopsy. I do have to warn you, this video is very graphic. It is not for the faint of heart, or weak of … Continue reading

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The shadow is quicker than the eye.

While reading MeFi I ran across a link to a very convincing, and very cool, optical illusion. I just thought I’d share it with everyone. Here’s another page that has a lot of cool illusions done up all pretty in … Continue reading

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CERN researchers make lots of antimatter.

Some researchers from CERN’s ATHENA Project have figured out a way to make, capture, and study reasonably large amounts of antihydrogen. Antihydrogen atoms are supposed to be exactly like normal hydrogen atoms, except with an opposite charge. In a normal … Continue reading

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