Tag Archives: Science

We’ve Been Had: Science Proves Tripods Make Camera Shake Worse

Either the Japanese government has something against tripod manufacturers or the photography industry has been pulling the wool over our eyes for a century. A group of Japanese scientists from Nishi Lab of the University of Electrocommunications have determined that photos taken with cameras that are anchored to a tripod typically have more camera shake. A new tool that determines ...

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Control Gadgets With That Beautiful Punim Of Yours

The next time you’re shopping for jock straps at the mall, be on the lookout for guy or girl with the messed up face. I’m not talking about some huge tumor hanging off of a chin here, I’m talking about people who have the latest Japanese accessory for controlling their iPod. It’s called the Mimi Switch and it allows the ...

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Hulu Has Weird Science

Not doing shit this week? Me neither. Let’s all stay home the entire week and watch episodes of Weird Science on Hulu.com. Of course I’m referring to the television show, not the awesome movie which has Bill Paxton turned into a Jabba the Hutt lookalike. Enough about the movie, check out the episodes Hulu is hosting and enjoy this awesome ...

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Most Badass Geek Tattoo Ever Etched On Flesh

Jack Newton is a fan of science. A dedicated fan. His decision to permanently print a portrait of the world famous physicist Stephen Hawking on his leg not only proves his die-hard attitude towards science but also demonstrates his excellent taste in body art. The tattoo – complete with a Monty Python line from the classic Life of Brian film ...

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Successfully Transplanted Tailor-Made Windpipe From Stem Cells

Claudia Castillo suffered from a tuberculosis infection which affected her bronchial tube making it collapse at the point where it entered her lungs. Facing a complete lung removal, Claudia instead went through a pioneering operation to have a new windpipe grown for her using her own bone marrow stem cells. Claudia, a native to Barcelona, has become the first person ...

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Astronomers Capture Images Outside Our Solar System

Outer space is filled with things we’ll never know about. Beautiful objects swirling around in the fiery cosmos. How poetic. Luckily, we have half-decent scientists here in America (and some OK ones from Britain) who used the Gemini North and Keck telescopes at the Mauna Kea observatory in Hawaii to explore outside our solar system. After a little digging, they ...

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Cooking With A Jacobs Ladder

The team at MAKE dug up a really cool video of Raphael and Max cooking objects with a Jacobs Ladder. Don’t know what a Jacobs Ladder is? Wikipedia has a fine and dandy explanation of it. Watch as these two clowns put a grape in between the current and let it cook. While I prefer to grill my food, this ...

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Chik-Fil-A Offering Decent Kids Toys For Once

Chik-fil-a. Let’s see. I think it was my second job when I was 14. Terrible experience if I recall, but the free food was a plus. Unfortunately, the kids toys always sucked. Since Chik-fil-a is a bible-thumping restaurant chain (never open on Sundays!), most of the crap children got in their Kids Meal was religious-based propaganda or a crappy book. ...

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Phoenix Mars Lander Ends Mission

The Phoenix Mars Lander has given NASA and scientists an unimaginable amount of information. It discovered both water and snow on Mars and has helped paved the way for exploring for life in outer space. But all good things must come to an end and after a Martian dust storm, combined with the harsh winter conditions on the surface of ...

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Yet Another Impediment With The Pacemaker

Pacemakers are turning out to be more problematic than their original conception intended. The electronic device that runs the arterial show can not only be controlled wirelessly, but can also be deactivated by nearby MP3 headphones. Research teams are suggesting that patients wearing a pacemaker should stay more than three centimeters away from such devices as the interference from the ...

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