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  • December 3, 2013
    These are the fifty states (excluding Georgia for some reason but including the District of Columbia) ranked according to peenor size per data gathered by online condom retailer Condomania. It could be 100% inaccurate though because all they really did was tally what percentag... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    According to for-real recently conducted research, squeezing breasts may prevent malignant cells in the breast from turning to cancer. *quickly turns lemonade stand into free breast cancer prevention stand* Step right up, the doctor is IN. Laboratory experiments showed that ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2012
    I dunno, I thought it was pretty common knowledge that a cat who's allowed outside will get into any and all the trouble it possibly can. I guess some cat owners just have a hard time accepting their precious little Mittens or Missy is out there running around killing things, ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2012
    Seen here trying to swallow a dildo, the t-rex allegedly had the strongest bite of any species in the history of earth. Me? I had the strongest underbite until I got braces. "HAHA -- brace face!" That was a long time ago, I don't have them anymore. "Then what's that?" IT'... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2010
    Because scientists don't really have anything better to do than look at pictures of things and conjecture what other things they look like (do clouds next!), a group has recently discovered Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's likeness in a brain blood vessel. Remind me again how ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2010
    Man, scientists be all kinds of pissin' me off lately. I may have to start siding with the Juggalos on this one. Thing is, I really don't know how magnets work. I always thought there were tiny wizards in there. Anyway, a group of Slovenian "scientists" are ignorning Asimov... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    In bad news for guys who can't grow a beard, a recent study indicates that women find a little facial hair and a geeky personality the two biggest turn-ons. Really? THEN WHY HAVEN'T I EVER SEEN A BOOB?! Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2010
    Finally scientists have proven that, despite what popular kid's programs would have you believe, dinosaurs were not all purple and sing-songy and allowed near children. Nope, some has feathers. Red ones. The researchers removed 29 chips, each the size of a poppy seed, from a... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2010
    New research suggests that sitting for extended periods may lead to future health risks. Wow, scientists, wow (what did you really do with all the grant money?). Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely t... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2009
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone, not even my grandma (who thinks computers are fancy televisions from the future), a recent study has found that the geek stereotype keeps women from pursuing careers in computer science. "When people think of computer science, the image ... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2009
    According to a couple of Canadian researchers, the human race could never weather a zombie uprising. Pfft, speak for yourselves, Canucks -- I'M A SURVIVOR! Based on models of rampant infectious diseases, say researchers, civilization would be doomed if we were ever attacked b... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2009
    Doctor Elena Bodner won this year's Ig Noble Prize for Public Health with a bra designed to turn into two functional gas masks should the need arise (and why wouldn't it?). The aim of the awards is to honour achievements that "first make people laugh and then make them think".... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    The watery sounds you hear in this video were all made using algorithms developed by researchers at Cornell, because, honestly, curing diseases can wait. Doug James and Changxi Zheng, researchers at Cornell University, have developed a way to simulate the sounds of flowing or ... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2009
    Well scientists have already created glowing dogs and cats, so it was only a matter of time before somebody did a monkey. Nice, guy, thanks for the AIDS. Though primates that make a glowing protein have been created before, these are the first to keep the change in their bloo... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2009
    This is a rare sneak-peek into Qualcomm's normally top-secret R&D Department. I thought it was both informative and awesome, especially the bit at the end with the junior engineer. After watching, I think we can all agree that Qualcomm is, in fact, the future of wireless com... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2009
    Apparently British scientists are ahead of everyone else in the race to produce a synthetic blood supply using stem cells. Go you, Britain, here's a teacake. Because stem cells multiply indefinitely, it would be possible to enormous quantities, researchers said. The cells... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    This robotic fish, which looks like it was made out of precious jewels, isn't, but was actually created to detect pollutants in the earth's oceans. The 1.5 meter long robotic fish each requires about $30,000 to make. Their purpose is to head out into the open water, take in ... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2009
    Obama, in a pow-pow-power move, signed an executive order (I need a pad of those) yesterday that has " cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research". Now I don't even know what that means, but I do want to clone my dog. And al... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2008
    Students at Rice University are using genetic engineering to develop a beer that contains resveratrol and may help prevent cancer. BioBeer, as it's called, has three genes spliced into special brewer's yeast that produce resveratrol, the chemical in red wine that is thought ... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2008
    Japanese scientists have written the world's smallest letters using only a handful of atoms. a research team at Osaka University has "written" the letters "Si" using an atomic pen that interchanges silicon and tin atoms, enabling those who have the time, resources, and patienc... / Continue →