The Fall 2010 Geek TV Schedule

It’s almost September, which means that a new television season is starting. Most season premieres in the U.S. are happening in the next couple of weeks, so it’s time to set your TIVOs and DVRs. Considering all the junk on television there is to wade through, here’s a look at the daily schedule for shows […]

Why I Am Majoring in Physics [Graph]


New Gmail tool has its priorities wrong

Google has launched a new Gmail tool that claims to take the hassle out of filtering incoming messages. But it looks to be a treatment of symptoms rather than a cure for disease. The new “Priority Inbox” is an optional feature that splits your Gmail inbox into three section. One is simply messages you have […]

Off to Dragon*Con

You might notice I won’t be posting as much in the next few days, but it’s for a very geeky cause: I’ll be going to Dragon*Con! This is the third year that I’ve gone to the Atlanta-based fan convention, and every year I experience, well, something altogether different. When that many costumed geeks descend on […]

DARPA wants to build a learning computer

Hello, Professor Falken. DARPA is a division of the U.S. Department of Defense tasked with developing new technology for use by the military. Their most famous project was called ARPAnet, which eventually became the Internet. They define the term “scary smart,” and while some of their technology trickles down to the civilian sector, most of […]

3D Fractal Animation: Mandelbox Trip

This absolutely incredible animation was generated with Mandelbulber (unavailable right now), an open source 3D fractal generator. [Via Gizmodo]

Plunging your Hand in Liquid Nitrogen

Thanks to the Leidenfrost effect, Popsci’s Mike Walker was able to safely plunge (just for a second!) his hand in a jar of liquid nitrogen. Check it out: [Via PopSci]

The world’s smallest car

Made from 1962 to 1965, the world’s smallest production car – that is, made for general consumption, not the Shriners – the Peel P50 has three wheels, can go up to 38mph, and seats “one adult and a shopping bag.” She’s 54” long and 41” wide, and weighs 130 pounds. Features do not include more […]

Weapons for Office Geekettes

[Source: 101 Weapons for Women]

Microsoft Kinect: The Future of Gaming [Animated Gif]

So that’s what the future of gaming looks like. Depressing, isn’t it?

Oxford English Dictionary may never appear again on bookshelves

The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary say that its unlikely the next edition will ever appear in printed form. The dictionary in question is the full-blown, multi volume edition rather than shorter versions. The second and current edition, published in 1989, runs to 21,500 pages and has just short of 300,000 entries. Work on […]

Five Reasons You Need to Watch The Pillars of the Earth

So you might have noticed I’ve got a little thing for the Middle Ages. Be it Arthur or Charlemagne, Margery Kempe or Marie de France, the period incorrectly referred to the Dark Ages has been a lifelong inspiration for me. In fact, I went through graduate school doing little else than perusing old manuscripts in […]