British engineers are exploring the possibility of a real-life sonic screwdriver. Bruce Drinkwater, professor of ultrasonics at Bristol University, doesn’t expect to make a working model particularly soon. But he’s working on at least proving the concept is possible. The idea is to build on existing work using ultrasonic forcefields to separate out diseased cells […]
The days of unexpectedly loud TV commercials are numbered thanks to a bill that has just passed the US congress. The tenuously-named Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (that is, CALM) tackles a problem that dates back to the beginnings of commercial television and has attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic: that the commercials […]
Graphic designer Brandon Peat and his lovely geeky wife collaborated and created this Star Wars ABC set of graphics for their son Tychus who will be arriving on our planet sometime in December. Being forward thinking geeks, they have created a donation drive for his future college fund and will be giving the prints in […]
Teddies + zombies = Awesome! I’m not sure how we missed that when it came out for Halloween a few weeks ago, but you know what they say: better late than never! Enjoy!
A Japanese bid to bring the football World Cup to stadiums around the world via holograms has been rejected. Soccer’s governing body FIFA today announced that the 2022 finals will take place in Qatar. Japan was one of the bids for that tournament that reached the final vote. As part of a presentation to voters, […]
During the 2008 race for the cure, Jason Tan of Team Catch it Early, had heard of “Joggling” which mixes the already difficult task of juggling with jogging and decided that for the race he would Joggle to raise money to fight cancer. I salute his dexterity, and hope he doesn’t try it with knives […]
Never change… unless you plan to wear one of those slave Leia outfits, of course! [Via Geekologie]
Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. In the following video, he lays out the main problems (he calls them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
Google has confirmed it plans to launch an e-book store before the end of the year, challenging the likes of Amazon’s Kindle store. The Google project was originally planned to launch this summer but was held up by technical and legal problems. The main selling point of the store, to be known as Google Editions, […]
Every year it seems like the lights come out earlier. Returning from Thanksgiving festivities here in the US, we noticed that half of our street was illuminated wheras just days before had been absolutely typical. Bows and lights and garlands are just the beginning though; some people take their decorations way seriously. It’s not just […]