By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Sometimes an airline passenger in the right place on the right flight really hits the jackpot. At least, that’s what happened to this Air Canada passenger with a window seat. He has the perfect view of a space-bound shuttle. I suggest kind of clicking ahead a little every once […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A Spanish office worker has been jailed for two years after he “hacked” into the computer of his ex-boss, retrieved hundreds of emails that the man had deleted and then sent them on to lots of other people. The emails were said to be “highly personal” and contained details […]
Named after cognitive scientist Roger Shepard, a Shepard scale is an auditory illusion composed out of a series of ascending or descending Shepard tones. To start the Illusion, hit the play button, and be sure to replay the video again and again and again. I can assure you that you’ll be questioning your sanity after […]
Everything you need to know about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, nercore-style. Enjoy!
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Your own human memory could soon have a digital backup. IBM is working on new software that collects pieces of information during your day, then uses them to help you remember things later. The project sounds like something that could have come straight from Dumbledore’s quarters — and not […]
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 […]