Punching bags can be a lot of things to people. For boxers, it’s something they usually beat the pulp out of when they train. For people working out, it’s something that will help them lose weight or burn calories while developing a whole host of other skills.
Moore’s Law has been around for a long time and is often applied to the way that semiconductor tend to get smaller and faster over time. The law has proven correct for many years but some have been predicting the law will fail as gains in semiconductor performance and size have slowed.
The real Large Hadron Collider scares the crap out of me. I don’t think that it will create a little black hole and destroy the planet or anything. I am just always afraid I will write the Large Hardon Collider.
Michael Crichton would be so proud right now. Scientists from Japan and Russia are all working together on a plan that they think might bring the long extinct wooly mammoth back to existence. According to the scientists, the mammoth went extinct about 10,000 years ago.
Fuel cells. Where are they? They still have not hit the market and replaced batteries. It would be nice to see them in daily use since we would just need to refill them with liquids instead of wasting so many batteries and having them end up in landfills.
We all love salt on our food, even though too much is not good for you. Salt makes everything better. Even hard drives apparently. And that’s good news given all of the things we are storing on our devices.
Imagine all the cool uses people could come up with for cloth that can clean itself. Yes, you read that right: there is now a textile that, when soiled, can clean itself up, without a human having to scrub and rub it to get the dirt and germs out.
Movies like The Planet of the Apes and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes just freak me out sometimes. I mean, so we’ve been told that our closest ancestors are these primates because apparently, we’ve got a lot in common with these animals.
So scientists are shooting lasers into the sky to make it rain in areas that are in dire need of some precipitation, and now Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, wants to fight fires by dropping giant water balloon bombs over the flames.
This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen and it reminds me more than a little of Total Recall. Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered a way to be able to reconstruct video that a user is watching solely by reading brainwaves.
A lot of lives (some human, mostly animal) have been sacrificed in the name of science and medicine. It’s hard to completely understand how some biological organisms function or how some processes work because scientists can’t just go ahead and cut something (or someone) up to do so.
Remember that movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? You know, the one about a young backyard scientist who came up with a machine that could make clouds rain down with all sorts of food by shooting it up with a laser?
This is one of the strangest stories I have read in a long time. The Amazon River is one of the largest and most treacherous rivers in the world. It’s also stuffed with things that want to eat you if you do get into the water.