Category: Science

IED Up Close

Have you ever wondered what it is like for the military?  Day in and day out, they face the possiblity of death, while we live relatively peaceful lives back in the good ol’ homefront. It’s rare that we get a glimpse at what happends in the battlefield.  He’s an oportunity to see an IED (Improvised…
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If only all politics could be like this

Wouldn’t it be great if all politics could be this light-hearted. Part I [youtube Goaj5V4tZoc] Part II [youtube mrqoSyKsAPw] Part III [youtube NXKaAQ-6BiU] Part IV [youtube QkBQf4FJi-o]

Invisibility cloak is real

Another one of those, “Wow! Science is cool,” moments just happened in California.  In Berkley to be more precise. Researchers as the University of California, Berkeley have for the first time demonstrated the ability to cloak three dimensional objects!  Cool! I mentioned this before, but didn’t think it would become a reality so soon. The…
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Empathy Deficit Disorder and shifting the blame

Some that know me well (especially my wife) can attest to the fact that I don’t have a great deal of patience in showing empathy or sympathy (yes, there is a difference). So when I saw this article from CNN about EDD (Empathy Deficit Disorder), I finally realized that I can’t help it either. I’m…
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NASA triumph!

When Dwight D Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, in 1958, I wonder if he had any inkling of what kind of an impact that action would have on the world. Not only did the act create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but also DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency). DARPA…
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Life After People – The History Channel

While flipping through channels today, I noticed a miniseries by The History Channel called “Life After People.”  They had been running some ads over the past several weeks with an interesting line that went something like this… Welcome to Earth: Population 0. It intrigued me and so I flipped to it. After just a few…
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Next generation laptop batteries

You know the feeling.  You’re right in the middle of something important on your laptop.  You’re in deep concentration and nothing should interrupt you. Then all the sudden… [BEEP].  That dang battery warning. It seems like you just barely charged the thing. Laptop batteries are what make laptops so amazing.  But at the same time,…
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Scientists “prove” Adam and Eve — kinda

Scientist recently studied mitochondrial DNA to determine ancestry at a large scale level.  Their objective was to  determine lineage across today’s major racial groups.  They took 147 individuals from these groups and analyzed the DNA to determine their parentage.  The results are quite astounding. … the geneticists concluded that every person on Earth right now…
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R.O.U.S. found!

You all remember the R.O.U.S.’s  from Princess Bride. Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.’s? Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist. [Immediately, an R.O.U.S. attacks him] Well, scientists have found one of seriously unusual size:  an estimated 1-ton!  The skeletal remains of this amazing find are in Uruguay and were for centuries…
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Nobel Peace Prize goes to Al Gore???

I subscribe to CNN’s “Breaking News” email alerts. This morning, I was “alerted” to the fact that Al Gore was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Can someone please explain this one to me? What does Climate Change have to do with peace? Am I misunderstanding the…
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