The poor fellow you are about to see signed up for a pretty disturbing televised science experiment. The sports science show wanted to test the reaction a male individual would have when receiving a blow to the groin. Gentlemen, be ready to cross your legs. This is serious psychological torture. [Via TechEblog]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Imagine a plane that can heal itself the same way your body does. Turns out, it may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new self-repairing aircraft. The plane’s materials allow it to “mimic healing processes found in nature” and […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Boxers, briefs, or high-tech underwear that can monitor your health? No joke, gentlemen: Scientists have just filed a new patent for underpants that monitor your blood pressure. The special skivvies come equipped with waistband sensors that use conductive rubber to measure how fast your blood is pulsing through your […]
In the following video, Hacker and writer Joshua Klein talks about the fascination he has for crows and their surprising intelligence. After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he’s come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human. Check it out.
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Prepare yourself for what may be the most powerful remote ever made: the mind-reading hat. Scientists from Taiwan have just finished developing the first protocol of this thing. Aside from a rather obvious antenna jutting out the back, the hat looks stylish enough. But this baby isn’t about fashion; […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] The next time you get a bad papercut, you may want to consider trying a living Band-Aid. Okay, the truth is you can’t try one just yet. But they are being developed. New Scientist Magazine highlighted some recent research that used healthy living cells to create a bandage-type wrap. […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] There’s a new way to access far away galaxies right from your home computer. Microsoft has just unveiled its long-awaited WorldWide Telescope utility. The program lets you check out views from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey — some of […]
By Mark O’Neill For years, you’ve probably played computer games and helped save beautiful princesses, defeated the evil warlocks, blasted away your enemies and racked up countless points. But how about playing a different game this time? One in which the better you get, the more chance you have to help make real medical discoveries […]