Street View: Antarctica

1 October 2010 grant b 0

Dude! I *know* that… uh… ice cliff…. Guardian takes a look at Google Street View’s mission to the southernmost continent: Brian McClendon, vice-president of engineering […]

DARPA wants Prophecy.

4 June 2010 grant b 0

Wired’s Danger Room sees all, knows all, and reveals all – including the Pentagon’s plan to predict biological attacks by knowing all possible outcomes: They’re […]

Computers get the joke.

19 May 2010 grant b 0

PopSci releases the terrifying news that computers can decode our humor now. We can’t tell jokes over their little silicon heads any more – they’ve […]

Wetware upgrade.

14 January 2010 grant b 0

BBC dives into the future of computing, when we replace cold, hard silicon with a strong brew of liquid thinking machines: What distinguishes the current […]

DIY book scanner

16 December 2009 grant b 0

Wired featured a wonderful piece of homemade cybernetics (and one that could subtly changing the world) – the homemade book scanner: For nearly two years, […]

The spy in your pocket.

19 October 2009 grant b 0

New Scientist challenges a team of professional electronic snoops, who prove that strangers can learn more than you think from your phone: I’ve just walked […]

Gibraltar may crumble…

27 May 2009 grant b 0

…but this new memory technology Neatorama’s talking about will be here to stay: Berkeley… researcher Alex Zettl and colleagues created a physical memory cell composed […]


10 July 2008 grant b 0

Technology Review closes in on an interesting application for spooky biometric computer systems – using Big Brother security software to identify penguins: The software involved–originally […]