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 […]
Festo Didactic, a company that is known for producing robotic masterpieces, has unveiled many cool robots in the past year. A few months ago they gave us the Air Ray, and now they’ve developed 2 new ones: The Aquajelly and the Airjelly. Both robots have been designed with the biologic structure of a jellyfish in […]
Silicon oxide nanowires have the amazing property of arranging themselves into unique patterns. By observing them under a scanning electron microscope, you can end up looking at something that closely resembles like a bunch of beautiful, eerie-looking sunflowers. The picture we’ve posted above has been colorized to further enhance the resemblance, but you have to […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] It is time for Part II of our 10 Must-Read Books for Geeks series. If you have missed last week’s article, just click here and you’ll be taken back in time to Part I. Here’s the next 5 titles to complete this great collection of books all geeks should […]
When American Astronomer Clifford Stoll speaks, you can’t really help yourself but listen. He may look and sound like a total nutcase, but take the time to listen to what he has to say, you’ll be glad you did. For the next 18 minutes, you’ll be listening to Mr. Clifford as he talks about things […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] In this two-post series, I will share my thoughts and recommendations on what I consider to be great books for the geek nation. I have paid attention to cover a wide variety of topics that fall into one large common category: technology. These must-read books can all be purchased […]
The following concept video was produced by the folks at Microsoft Office Labs. It presents a vision of what MS foresees as the future of our healthcare system. In spite of what I usually think of these concept videos, I have to admit that this one presents quite a few interesting ideas, namely the digital […]
The following videos shows 2 prototypes of FM modulated plasma arc speakers. Even if plasma speakers aren’t new in any way (they’ve been around since the late 1950’s), it doesn’t make them look any less cool. Just like regular speakers, plasma speakers work by creating compression waves in the air. Enjoy the show!
By Mark O’Neill Being epileptic, I have had a deep interest in neuroscience for almost twenty years, and one of the most common things we know about the brain is that there’s a lot of things we still DON’T know about it. But thanks to some accident victims who have subsequently suffered severe brain trauma, […]
In the following video, string theory pioneer Michio Kaku investigates claims of time dilation under the influence of adrenaline and other chemicals, including various drugs. These substances can apparently affect the chemical pathway of our stopwatch, effectively slowing down our perception of time, bullet-time style.