I had no idea, but Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, had lost his voice early last year. Well, he regained it 3 days ago when he discovered that he could talk in rhyme! I mean it! Anybody want a peanut? As regular readers of my blog know, I lost my voice about 18 months ago. […]
Archive for October, 2006
Element 118 By firing atoms of metal at another metal, Russian and American scientists reported Monday, they created a new element — No. 118 on the periodic table — that is the heaviest substance known. Ununoctium, as the new element is temporarily named, has no known use but inspired almost a decade-long pursuit by scientists […]
Nine buildings have been excavated at Stonehenge! Nine Neolithic-era buildings have been excavated in the Stonehenge world heritage site, according to a report in the journal British Archaeology. The buildings all had plaster floors and timber frames, and most had a central hearth. Two, including a house possibly inhabited by a community chief or priest, […]
A team of scientists in the Netherlands have created ‘mood clothes’. Like mood rings, these outfits sense the wearer’s mood and change colors based on that information; however, unlike mood rings, they do this using electronics built into the clothing. The researchers foresee this technology being widely implemented one day to allow the wearer to […]
Alan Epstein, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, has created a tiny (quarter-sized) jet engine that could provide electricity to just about any electronic device. I love the idea – but did we really need a new way to expend fuel? At least it appears to run […]
A team of doctors/professors at Stanford are working on replacement corneas for people who’s corneas are damaged or diseased. These could be though of as Protective Covers. You can read the full article here.
Ok, I’ll admit that I must be a little behind the curve because my dog has one of these, but I had no idea that they were putting them in humans now. The VeriChip is an RFID tag that can hold (as you would imagine) identity, medical and insurance information, along with any other information […]