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Category Archive for 'Science and Tech'

Finally, science is bringing me the future of my dreams. We’re talking tiny little robots that crawl through your veins fixing stuff. The future is coming, and it won’t be long now. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/05/26/the-tiny-robot-that-can-crawl-through-your-veins%E2%80%94and-treat-your-tumors

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For as long as i can remember, Fusion was that technology that was always 50 years away. Now, while I wasn’t looking, 50 years seems to have gotten A LOT CLOSER. I hope it works. It would solve a bunch of problems and be all kinds of cool. I can’t help feeling sad that none […]

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You can keep your top 10 movies or songs or cereal lists. This Top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2008 is super exciting. What will 2009 hold?

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RoofRay is kind of an interesting site. You enter your address into google maps. You outline your roof (preferably a southern facing roof), and it calculates how much power solar panels could generate for you. It even runs the numbers to tell you what an installation would cost and how long it would take you […]

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So I Have Brain Damage Then?!

The article When Brain Damage Helps contains a logic problem that is much easier for somebody with a specific type of brain damage to solve. I had no problem solving it, so I assume that means I have brain damage (actually, about 43% of the non-brain damaged people were able to solve it compared to […]

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Best. Story. Ever.

Human Fecal Transplants, and the doctor’s name is Aas. Now, I’ve heard EVERYTHING!

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This Is Not a Placebo

It seems like I may have blogged this once before (or something very much like it). Just in case though, here’s a New Scientist article that outlines 13 things that do not make sense.

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Fire Up the Emdrive

I lean towards thinking it’s probably snake oil myself (things that sound too good to be true usually are, and conservation of momentum seems too real to get past), but the Electromagnetic Drive that Roger Shawyer claims to have developed still sounds really cool. It would be great if it was real — even though […]

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All this time, I thought that spacecrafts heated up on re-entry because of the friction of the atmosphere. According to the site, Science Facts that People Get Wrong, I’ve been quite wrong. I hate being wrong.

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A Fascinating Life

Physicist, Richard Feynman, is a fascinating man. I could listen to him discuss his upbringing and his work on the atomic bomb, and his later research all night. In The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, you can do just that — well, for about 50 minutes anyway. I find I want more. Check this out. […]

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