Solar Furnace Burns Hot Dog Sausages, Melts Steel

A solar furnace is a device composed of a large curved mirror which harnesses solar rays to produce a high temperature beam of light. Possible applications includes melting steel, making hydrogen fuel, or even burning hot dog sausages to a crisp. The furnace you’ll see in the following video can reach 2,400 °C (4,352 °C), […]

An Ethnographer Takes a Look at the Digital Culture

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve got a little time to kill (over 55 minutes, actually), take a look at this great video by an ethnographer about the web’s participatory nature.  What is ethnography you ask? Well, as explained to me by someone in an actual ethnography course, it’s the study of a […]

Another Way to Get Caffeine in Your Mouth

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I was just reading an article in PC World about “geek cuisine,” which apparently means caffeinated drinks/candy. I’m not sure why geeks are the only ones who have trouble staying awake; I know just as many law students as programmers who are chugging red bulls at 2am. In any […]

A Long Ride with Elevator Music

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The idea of a space elevator isn’t exactly a new one, but CNN just published an article speculating that it may happen within our lifetimes. Apparently this “new space race” is being measured in stories rather than miles–one hundred thousand of them. Hundreds of engineers from all over the […]

The Best Show You’ve Never Heard Of: ReGenesis

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Living in the U.S., I feel like I often miss out on jewels of television shows because whereas it’s common to run popular American shows in other countries, we rarely get the same consideration.  Or if we do, then they’re “Americanized” versions, which sometimes works (see: The Office) and […]