Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares The Most Astounding Fact

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares The Most Astounding Fact

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist provides an answer to the question “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?” His answer, delivered in that deep, mellifluous voice, made me stop and wonder why human beings just don’t get it. Carl Sagan, who was Neil deGrasse Tyson’s mentor, put it like this: […]

A Temperature Controlled Office Chair?

A Temperature Controlled Office Chair?

So many of us spend our days working in offices where the temperatures can vary from too cold to too warm. So we either bundle up in scarves and sweaters, or stick mini-fans on our desks and suffer. Sometimes not so silently. Leave it to those forward thinking people at UC Berkeley to come up […]

The Astounding Athletic Power Of Quadcopter Drones

The Astounding Athletic Power Of Quadcopter Drones

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-Want-This-Now demo of Kinect-controlled quads. TEDTalks […]

Slowed Down Recording Of Crickets Sounds Like Humans Singing (AUDIO)

Slowed Down Recording Of Crickets Sounds Like Humans Singing (AUDIO)

Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then he slowed down the recording. The result is completely unexpected. Be aware, there is some controversy surrounding the authenticity of this recording, as noted by Snopes.com. Nonetheless, even though the original recording may have featured nothing other than the sounds of crickets chirping, exactly […]

Men In Speedos Take Top Prize In ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ Contest

Men In Speedos Take Top Prize In ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ Contest

So you think biology is all dusty books and test tubes in the lab? Think again. Take a look at the winner for this year’s Dance Your Ph.D. Contest. Cedric Tan, a biologist at the University of Oxford in Great Britain, finished his Ph.D. with a thesis titled “Sperm competition between brothers and female choice.” […]