221b Game Brings AI Into the 21st Century

While many video games based on, or related to, films have a rather bad rep for being clunky, ugly, and often just plain boring, you might be surprised to find that the new web-based flash Sherlock Holmes game, 221b, has actually employed some pretty impressive programming in its design. Called “Chatbot” technology, this allows for […]

Wednesday Geeky Pics: Geeky Gingerbread

The holiday season is nearly over, which means that the piles of baked goods might finally be starting to dwindle (just in time for New Years’ resolution diets). Which means it’s also time to eat that gingerbread house! It was fun to look at for a while, though; here’s a few more that caught my […]

ChromaKey: What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

We all know that in today’s movies, “Green Screen” technology, also known as “ChromaKey”, is being used to create virtual environments that look just like the real thing. The extent to which ChromaKey is being used in a production remains largely unknown to most folks, but the following video will show you just how much […]

Battlestar Rhapsody

Missing your Battlestar Galactica fix? If you haven’t seen this video, maybe it’ll help. The song itself is by the great Luke Ski of Dr. Demento fame, and the lyrics are pretty brilliant. The subject matter lends itself surprisingly well to this song. “It’s the genoooocide of all humaaaanity…” Also, bonus points for Dr. Horrible […]

Why Avatar is Exciting for Science Fiction and Fantasy Geeks

By this time you’ve likely read plenty of Avatar reviews out there or, more likely, you’ve been to see the movie yourself. My own feelings about the cinematic quality of the film are mixed, but that’s not the point of this piece. Because watching Avatar didn’t actually make me excited about watching Avatar, if that […]

Upular Remix by Pogo

From the creator of Expialidocious, that awesome Mary Poppins electronica remix piece we posted a while ago, here’s “Upular”, a song which was produced in a similar way using chords, bass notes and vocal samples from the Disney Pixar film ‘Up’. Enjoy!

Apple Fanboys Rap [Music Video]

Ladies and Gentlegeeks, behold: The guys behind the Mac or PC rap are back with “I’m on a Mac”, a new song that ought to make Apple fanboys and girls pat themselves on the back, and users of other platforms cringe from the absurdity of it all. Warning: Song contains strong language. Thanks Tina!

Science is Sexy: Why Do We Get Sick More in the Wintertime?

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Well it’s that time of year….of flu’s and rhinos (Rhinoviruses) and sniffles, OH MY! Yes, everyone seems to be getting sick. With all of these things going on, it might get you thinking…why now? Why do we always get sick more in the winter? ¬†Well to answer that […]

20 Things That Happen in 1 Minute

Every year, there are millions and millions of random facts and statistics gathered by researchers, scientists, and analysts. These numbers are often times too large to interpret and the shear magnitude of the numbers can be overwhelming. Here are 20 figures scaled down to 60 seconds in order to grasp how wild some of these […]

Sherlock Holmes and Other Literary Action Heroes

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I saw Sherlock Holmes this weekend and what the New York Times calls “intermittently diverting” I would reclassify as “wildly entertaining,” but then, I realized that perhaps I just have a fondness for literary-characters-turned-action-heroes. No, it’s not for the Holmes purist; we all know that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes […]

How Traffic Lights Work

For those who’ve always wondered how those old mechanical traffic lights work (there is still quite a few of these around btw!), check the following video out: Yeah, we know, this one is pretty old and probably dates back from the 90s, but it explains how these things work in such a simple and interesting […]