Everyone who speaks English knows it’s a jumbled mess of borrowed words, colloquialisms and exceptions to the rules. The Internet has shown us that even 13 (or more) years of English education aren’t even enough for some people to get the basics down. But also thanks to the Internet, there are ways to learn about […]
Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing “biotic games” involving paramecia and other living organisms. He hopes the games lead to advances in education and crowd-sourcing of laboratory research while helping to raise the level of public discourse on bio-related issues. [Youtube]
Geeks are Sexy reader Jenn H. sent us a picture of the pretty awesome Yoshi cake she had at her birthday a few weeks ago. Check it out: The cake was made by Perfection Confection in Gray, TN. Thanks Jenn!
This amazing piece of geek art comes from the mind of artist Mushir Hoda and is called Link’s Evolution. [Source: Mushir Hoda | Via Geektyrant]
Thanks to a recent development in optigenetics research, mice are teaching us about our own brains… by letting us control theirs. Christian Wentz from MIT has designed a mind-controlling hat for mice; the contraption is built of a pair of circuit boards, an antenna, and some advancements in remote battery tech, which allows a set […]
Why is it that every time you see videos featuring creepy-ass inventions on the web, overwhelming odds are that these inventions will come from Japan? What type of emotions could be obtained if you were able to hug yourself? When we hug someone, we feel a sense of ease coming from emotions such as belief, […]
IBM has published a paper on drift-tolerant multilevel phase-change memory. That may not sound exciting, but it could mean memory chips that have all the benefits of flash memory, but work far quicker and last far longer. If that proves the case, the chips could become useful for business machines. The basic concept of phase […]
Our pals at Evil Mad Scientist Labs have built what has to be the geekiest footstool we’ve ever seen. The stool is modeled after a 555 timer chip and is 30 times the size of the actual chip. They even provide some basic instructions if you’re interested in building one for yourself. [Source: EMSL | […]
Here are some of the latest and greatest Twaggies cartoons. In case you missed our last post highlighting some of our favorites, that’s right over here. Enjoy!
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Altec Lansing MZX606 Ultra High Def Sound Headphones with iPhone Control for just $35.95. That’s 64% off the headphones’ usual retail price of $99.95. The Altec Lansing Muzx-Ultra earphones deliver high-definition audio for an incredible musical experience. Featuring a compact, stylish look, the Ultra […]
Apparently, Volkswagen is opposing key CO2 emissions regulations in the European Union, so some people at Greenpeace spoofed the car manufacturer’s Darth Vader Passat ad to get their message through. Check it out: [Vimeo]