Quiet loudspeakers.

2 January 2008 grant b 0

LiveScience.com is spreading the word on speakers that don’t spread much of anything – except precisely where they’re pointed. Think of them as being like […]

Powered by toxic waste.

1 January 2008 grant b 0

LiveScience.com reports on a new power source from old coal mines – a device that makes electricity from seeping pools of toxic waste: The researchers […]

Cell phone gourmand.

29 December 2007 grant b 0

New Scientist unveils yet another thing Nokia is designing cell phones to do – read the menu for you: Snap a picture of, say, a […]

The Pale Blue Dot

22 December 2007 grant b 0

Found via Barbelith. More on the film is available at palebluefilms.com. Good Yule, fellow dot-fractions. Stay warm during this longest night.

Power from space.

20 December 2007 grant b 0

It’s nice to see this idea is still being kicked around – and taken more seriously now that oil prices are rising so dramatically. It […]

One word: Plastics.

19 December 2007 grant b 1

PopSci reports on why one man thinks the petroleum industry wants him dead. Frank Pringle has figured out a way to turn plastics back into […]