Just when you thought you’d seen it all, British scientists have come up with “Anton,” the animatronic tongue. This squirming creation was designed to help better understand how the human tongue works and thus improve speech recognition software. See for yourself: I feel it’s necessary to quote the following line from New Scientist Magazine: “The […]
Here’s exactly what happens: Pretty cool eh? :)
To kick off this post, we’ll start with an excerpt from The Wind from the Sun, a short story by Arthur C. Clarke: “Hold your hands out to the sun. What do you feel? Heat, of course. But there’s pressure as well – though you’ve never noticed it, because it’s so tiny. Over the area […]
Here are two videos of a mini T-Rex dinosaur on the loose inside LA’s Museum of Natural History. No folks, this isn’t some CGI animation, it’s a dinosaur suit being manipulated by someone. Wish something like this would happen here in Montreal so I could bring my kids and see the wonder upon their faces!
Science fiction or reality: Little robots that can swim through your vascular system to administer medicine to a specific part of your body. Well, according to innovationcanada.ca, a site that showcases some of the most interesting research projects done in Canada, these robots could soon become commonplace. Using microscopic magnetic balls, a scientist from Montreal’s […]
Now before you hit that play button, here’s a quick warning: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! (Or, in fact, anywhere else!)
What do you get when you mix cornstarch and water and expose the mixture to the vibration of a subwoofer? Check it out: Amazing, isn’t it? And for those of you who have young kids, this might be a cool science project to do with them. You never know… doing things like this in their […]
In the following video, Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomy blog (One of our favorite science-related blog here at [GAS]) explains several little known facts about Saturn’s rings, from theories on how they came into existence, to why there is a gap inside them. To the unaided eye, Saturn doesn’t look like much. It appears […]
And as you would expect, it’s suitably filthy. Courtesy of New Scientist. I guess finding the cure for cancer was taking too long.
Ever wondered what would happen if a 500 KM (300 miles) wide meteor would hit Earth during our lifetime? Here’s a simulation presenting the apocalyptic result: Apparently, our planet was hit approximately 6 times in the past by a meteor around that size. Cheery thought for a Friday morning isn’t it? [Via Neatorama]