Fly like a bumblebee.

8 September 2008 grant b 0

Scientists, as the Telegraph points out, have long been mystified by the bumblebee. It’s short and fat with stubby wings that, mathematically speaking, should never […]

The iPhone girl.

29 August 2008 grant b 0

This isn’t research as much as social observation, but have you heard about the iPhone girl? I noticed her story on reddit but she’s popping […]


27 August 2008 grant b 0

So, the BBC is talking about one of Nikola Tesla’s dreams (he of the AC current and the plasma ball) coming true in an Intel […]

Windless City Power

12 August 2008 grant b 0

So much for rooftop turbines – unless you’re on a farm. A new study from the UK Carbon Trust, which appeared on the blog, […]

The Olympic Computer.

1 August 2008 grant b 0

The New York Times shares an interesting theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, the ancient clockwork computer recovered from the Mediterranean. Instead of being some kind […]

Levitate me.

31 July 2008 grant b 0

Step back, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Telegraph reports on a new a levitation machine: Professor Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin, from the University of […]

Robot chef!

18 July 2008 grant b 0

New Scientist is living in The Jetsons: “If you want to interpret and understand everyday activities using vision data, it’s very complicated, error-prone, and resource […]