Category Archive: Science

Mar 31

Santa Fe man hypersensative to electronic devices sues neighbor for Wifi use.

Wow, talk about a crazy neighbor. This is a new one for me, but the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Haederle wrote an article a couple days ago describing the plight of a man from Santa Fe, New Mexico who claims he is hypersensitive to certain frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.  Of course, like any other good American …

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Mar 31

Stelarc: The Man with Three Ears

I first came upon the work of VICE and in particular VBS.TV a few months ago when I was introduced to a documentary of theirs where they actually got a chance to travel into North Korea and get a taste of what that culture is like.  I was pretty shocked that what is basically an …

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Mar 26

Looks like you can’t trust that ‘Energy Star’ Label

The [wikipedia]Government Accountability Office[/wikipedia], a arm of the US Congress that audits and evaluates government offices, recently “punk’d” the Environmental Protection Agency.  Apparently the EPA bureaucrats approved a whole assortment of bogus products.  75% of the 20 products submitted that ranged from a gasoline powered alarm clock to a product that claimed to be an …

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Mar 25

Nature by Numbers Video

A friend of mine who’s a physics professor, or well, assistant professor at this point sent this video to me. It’s just a neat video that depicts how some of these basic mathematical formulas can be found in nature. I originally saw it on wimp.com and couldn’t figure out how to upload the flash video …

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Mar 14

Robot lost at sea!

One of Nature.com‘s blogs, The Great Beyond, has a story about Abe being lost at sea! Abe of course is short for Autonomous Benthic Explorer, and it was the first fully independent research submersible. Abe could explore down to 5,000 meters depth without a tether while being controlled remotely. Abe was in the process of …

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