Interesting and random science & technology links
November 2, 2008, 3:57 pm
Filed under: interesting, Miscellaneous, random, science, technology, Uncategorized

Short Attention Span Science Theater – BoingBoing 10/31/08

Darwin and Havel’s Unified Planet Theory – NYTimes 11/2/08

Scientists identify brain’s ‘hate circuit’ – Raw Story 10/29/08

Bill Gates Funds Research Into ‘Flying Syringe’ Mosquitos to Deliver Vaccines – Cryptogon 10/22/08

Future planes, cars may be made of `buckypaper’ (AP)  – Yahoo 10/18/08

Computer circuit builds itself – Nature 10/15/08

Copper door handles and taps kill 95% of superbugs in hospitals – Daily Mail, UK 10/29/08

Scientists discover Scotch tape emits X-rays (AP)  – Yahoo 10/22/08

Inside the Psilocybin Studies at Johns Hopkins  – Alternet 10/16/08

“Working with these drugs was like the third rail. You don’t touch that without damaging your career.”

What Happens When You Put 300 Experts on Psychedelics in the Same Room?  – Alternet 9/25/08

From Old Vials, New Hints on Origin of Life – NYTimes 10/16/08

Researchers who have taken a second look at a classic 1953 experiment say it points to volcanoes as perhaps a more likely environment for where life originated.

Test explores if robots can think – BBC 10/12/08

An experiment takes place at Berkshire’s University of Reading to see if robots are capable of intelligent thought.

Bio Lab in Galveston Raises Concerns – NYTimes 10/28/08

Scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg in this Texas island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc.

London’s new bomb-proof trash cans will survive the apocalypse, keep you updated on stock prices – EnGadget 10/31/08

DARPA contract sets its sights on autonomous, gear carrying robots – EnGadget 10/29/08

The New Technology of Repression – Consortium News 10/30/08

Military investigates amnesia beams – Raw Story 10/31/08




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