Swine Flu Crisis: What can we learn from the 1918 flu pandemic?

In 2007, as everyone worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, science journalist Laurie Garrett gave this interesting presentation to a small TED university audience. Now, 2 years later, with the current swine flu crisis invading media worldwide, her insights from past pandemics are now more relevant than ever.  

Twitter aflitter with quicker quitters

Most people who use Twitter will be gone within a month according to newly published figures. Number-crunchers say the trend means Twitter’s past growth rate will be unsustainable. The figures from web research firm Nielsen Media say that only 40% of people using the site during a month will still be using Twitter the following […]

Macbook Airs Suck

Ok, this guy is obviously taking things a little too far, but still, we get the message. I’ve always been a big fan of the X300 myself. For portability in the corporate world, there’s no better option. Oh and one thing Haurum, the X300 is a Lenovo machine, not IBM. IBM has stopped manufacturing laptops […]

Real-Life Twittering

Can you imagine this kind of thing happening for real on a large scale? If people would start doing this, I’d probably move as far away from civilization as I can, in a middle of a wood somewhere in the great Canadian north possibly. [Via TechEblog]

New Transformers 2 trailer leaked online

Yep folks, another Transformers 2 trailer has been leaked on the web. This one lets us glimpse at a few new scenes and reveals a little more of the movie’s storyline. Enjoy!

Star Trek: The Lost Generation

Welcome to a place with no logic. [via Bits and Pieces]

Fear of Needles? Not to Worry, FluGen is Here!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that there is a really neat technology out there that could make vaccination a whole lot easier. ¬†Designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with needle injections, FluGen‘s novel immunization patch¬†delivers the medication just below the skin in a convenient, one-time-use dispenser. This reminds me of […]

Swine Flu Update: Disease Source Identified!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the danger of swine flu has not yet abated, here’s some additional links and updates. First, if you would like to follow the latest official updates from the CDC, they’re on Twitter. In fact they just started using the #swineflu hashtag, how hip is that? If you missed […]

Scientists create glow-in-the-dark dog

No, that is not a typo. Scientists in South Korea claim they have used cloning to produce four dogs which can glow red in the dark. While it sounds like a wacky student prank, it actually has major implications for medical science. The four cloned beagles look perfectly normal in daylight, but several bodyparts glow […]

The Pizza Box of the 21st Century

I don’t know about you guys, but when I order pizza, it’s usually because my wife and I are feeling lazy. Oh we do make it ourselves from time to time, but washing the dishes after is kind of a drag and goes against the concept of eating pizza in front of the TV. That’s […]

Deal of the Day: Insanely Cheap 7MP Digital Camera

Currently priced at $49.99 (67% off), shipping included, the Polaroid i735 is a 7MP digital camera featuring a 3X optical zoom, 16MB of internal memory (SD slot available) and a 2.5-inch high-resolution TFT LCD screen. Unfortunately, at that price, the only available color is pink, so this might be a great gift idea for those […]

NASA’s Next-Gen Constellation Space Suit

In what is to be the first major space suit redesign in over forty years, the new Constellation Space Suit System will be designed in a modular fashion, so that the same suit can be used by astronauts for all aspects of a space mission. [Via Engadget]