Will video game addiction soon become a part of the official psychiatric diseases list? That certainly seems to be the wish of a team of medical experts presenting their video games addiction study two days ago at the American Medical Association congress. This report responds to Resolution 421, adopted at the 2006 Annual Meeting, which […]
by Brian Boyko Contributor, [GAS] Saddened as we all are about the death of Don Herbert, a.k.a., Mr. Wizard, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you about a video interview he did in 2005 with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Additionally, the Archive of American Television also has tons of […]
Here’s a video showing an amazing new finger prosthesis called the ‘X-Finger’ in action. The beautiful thing about the X-Finger is that when installed, it will allow amputees to fully recover their grip and do things that were previously difficult for them to accomplish. The device is fully mechanical and uses the hand’s muscles as […]
Yes folks, this video proves that McDonald’s fries and Big Macs are not technically food. Ok, maybe the fries were preserved after all that time because of their salt concentration, but you have to wonder why the Big Mac didn’t start to mold until the third week. What are your thoughts on this? :)
Richard Dawkins is Oxford University’s “Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.” Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he’s a brilliant (and trenchant) evangelist for Darwin’s ideas. In this talk, titled, “Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science,” he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the […]
The folks at EchoGeek.org have just pubbed an interesting and funny video report on the Ohio Aerospace Institute’s solid state aircraft. According to them, this revolutionary plane will be able to soar for long periods of time and utilize flapping to regain lost altitude. Enjoy the show!
In just a few months, the most complex and expensive scientific instrument to ever be built by mankind will be turned on. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) promises to recreate the conditions right after the Big Bang. By revisiting the beginning of time, scientists hope to unravel some of the deepest secrets of our Universe. […]
Imagine yourself getting up this morning to learn that today will be the last day of humanity on earth. This is exactly what End Day, a docu-drama that was recently produced by the BBC, tries to depict. Inspired by the predictions of scientists, End Day creates apocalyptic scenarios that go beyond reality. In a single […]