research

A Sneak Peek Into QualComm's R&D Dept

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...
April 1, 2009

British Scientists Producing Synthetic Blood

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...
March 24, 2009

Okay: Robo-Fish To Detect Ocean Pollution

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...
March 20, 2009

Obama Reverses Stem Cell Research Policy

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...
March 10, 2009

Cool!: The World's Smallest Writing

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...
October 23, 2008

Coffee May Shrink Breasts, Prevent Cancer

In a recent study by Sweden's Lund University, researcher found that about half of the women participating had a gene that links breast size and coffee consumption....
October 22, 2008

PS3's Little Big Planet Delayed For Song

If you haven't already heard, Little Big Planet, the much anticipated PS3 game about strangely erotic sock puppets, has been pushed back a week. Why? Because one...
October 21, 2008

Blacker Than Black: The Darkest Material

Researchers have recently made a material so dark it absorbs 99.9% of light, the closest yet to a "pure" black. The substance has a total reflective index...
October 14, 2008

Uh-Oh: Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Cells

Some idiotic scientists at Reading University have developed a robot that is controlled by rat brain cells. Run for your life! The neurons are now being taught...
August 13, 2008

Scientists Build Coilgun That Stops "Bullets"

Scientists at the University of Texas-Austin have developed a coilgun that can allegedly stop projectiles in mid-air. The coilgun works in the opposite manner of a typical...
March 13, 2008