It looks as if that 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 with plutonium that would supply the 1.21 gigawatts of power to the flux capacitor that I’ve saved up for won’t be necessary. Iranian scientist Ali Razeghi is the managing director of Iran’s Centre for Strategic Inventions says that he created a time machine called “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine”. Well, it’s KINDA of a time machine because it’s only limited to taking you to the future. Well, it won’t actually bring you to the future, per se, but it rather brings the future to you, and Razeghi says that using complex algorithms in his invention can “predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy”. Hmmm… Read the rest of this entry
Manhattan has something very interesting to look forward to in the next few years. Roosevelt Island will be receiving a state-of-the-art engineering campus extension of Cornell University. Nowadays, it is becoming near impossible to forget this tiny strip of an island named after one of two of the most awesome U.S. Presidents in history that lies between Manhattan and Queens (F.Y.I., it’s named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a.k.a., “American Ironsides,” a.k.a. “Mr. New Deal” a.k.a “Senor Got-Us-Out-Of-The-Great Depression,” a.k.a “Our Fearless WW2 Leader).
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I guess this might prove that Principal Mahzar from “A Goofy Movie” wasn’t THAT crazy with the science slumber party idea; though I’m too old for the whole slumber party thing. For more fun science-related things and stuffness, follow @RichardWiseman on Twitter for more quirky psychology,i.e., “Quirkology”.
Nowadays, we have a variety of selections involving what type of Christmas tree to get and put in our living rooms. We can choose from purchasing and/or chopping down your own real tree, buying a life-like artificial tree (green or silver), a basic cardboard cut-out, or even some tech-inspired ideas (trees made from spare car parts, old hard drives, flexible OLED panels, and a crew of quadrocopters stacking boxes; thanks Engadget). But Germany wants to offer a new method for selecting a Christmas tree, and it involves altering the genetic code of a popular local fir and cloning perfect specimens of it. Yes, Germany is about to go all “Jurassic Park” on Christmas trees! Read the rest of this entry
OK Harry Potter fans: does the phrase “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good” ring any bells. If so, then you’re already pretty familiar with the invisibility cloak, and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know of the real-life-existence of the cloak. With the utilization of carbon nanotubes (rather than magic), university researchers have found a way to make objects seem to “magically” vanish by using similar principles on the existence of mirages. Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever flown those remote-controlled airplanes and helicopters indoors? If so, you might remember how it may have taken a while to learn the controls properly to get your flying device going forward fast. That, and learning how to avoid any and every obstacle locating inside your house. Thanks to the plane designed by the Robust Robotics Group at MIT, we may in fact have finally found an exception to that. Check out the video after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Question! Have you ever hear of spintronics? No? Well, it is the technology that exploits both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, in solid-state devices. There. You’ve learned something today. Now, I told you that to tell you this: a group of physicists at the University of Utah are applying spintronics in a way that could eventually make HDTV screens look even sharper than they do now. Read the rest of this entry
After some technical mishaps, this week’s abridged version of The PractitioNERD will be the first of many smaller, more frequent videos, as explained above. Read the rest of this entry
Penn State University’s Department of Food Science have worked utilizing an electrospinning device to stretch fibrous strands from a solution of biodegradable food-starch. After using the solvent to dissolve the starch into fluid, the long strands are then spun and then can be woven together like textiles—an application that could potentially include the creation of napkins, tissues, paper-like products, and even medical dressings, such as gauze and bandages. Read the rest of this entry
I don’t know if I should be ecstatic at the thought of the perfect, happy world that would be able to eliminate all types of hatred and negativity, or frightened at the notion of a medical drug affecting the brain so much to cause such a result. Hmmmm, what to think; what to think…
Remember children, if you do not take care of those ol’ chompers, you’ll have to live with badly conditioned teeth, gums, numerous surgical procedures and battling the evil disease of GIN-GA-VITIS!!! Or…..you could always get yourself a new pair of the old incisors, canines, premolars, and molars from a freaking printer!! Last year, an 83-year-old woman in Belgium had her entire lower jaw replaced with a 3D printed replica.
|Man, quit being such a chatterbox. SHUT UP!!!|
Say goodbye to seeing this on a regular basis (if your one of those lazy people who apparently DON’T KNOW HOW to wash or clean dishes); I mean, it is cheaper and it saves more water (which saves $$$ on your water bill) to hand-wash dishes than to use a dishwasher. Ok, sorry; my rant is over.