Awesome Science and Technology News
November 25, 2008, 7:51 pm
Filed under: astronomy, business, interesting, Miscellaneous, news, random, science, technology, Uncategorized

“Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?” – George Wallace

TSA “behavior detection” is wrong more than 99 percent of the time – Boing Boing 11/17/08

Secret Directed-Energy Tech Protecting the President? – Global Research 11/15/08

Neuroimaging of Brain Shows Who Spoke to a Person and What Was Said  – Cryptogon 11/12/08

15 minute video lecture: The science of scent – TED 11/08

Why veins could replace fingerprints and retinas as most secure form of ID – Times, UK 11/11/08

‘Odourprinting’ could be used to identify people – Telegraph 11/10/08

Driving Your Liberties Away: Biometrics and “Enhanced” Drivers Licenses – Dissident Voice 11/15/08

Pentagon clears flying car project – Raw Story 11/13/08

Northrop Grumman’s weaponized laser on sale now, definitely won’t hug you – EnGaget 11/14/08

DARPA teams up with Arteriocyte to create ominous-sounding blood pharming machine for the military – EnGadget 11/15/08

Robots replacing workers by 2025 – Raw Story 11/24/08

Gov’t. report: Robot labor will ‘disrupt’ traditional markets within two decades.

Spy fly collects secrets without risk – Raw Story 11/24/08

Military engineers work to disguise bugs as, well, bugs to record, attack insurgents.

New machines scan ID’s at borders – Raw Story 11/24/08

Oklahoma town provides real-time streaming from cop cars, free WiFi to residents – EnGadget 11/23/08

Scottish I-Ball rolls to success – CNet 11/18/08

Launchable, wireless projectile camera from Scotland provides stabilized images from ground and sky, wins U.K. contest.

IBM gets DARPA cognitive computing contract – CNet 11/19/08

New Biological “Machines” Fight Disease, Produce Power – National Geographic 11/11/08

Video: Driving by mind control – Guardian, UK 11/12/08

Technology developed by Microsoft Research Asia and a university in China could allow motorists to drive a car without ever touching the wheel

Nanoscaffolding Regrows Limbs, Organs – TechCrunch 11/19/08

Firms Scan Brain Waves to Improve Ads in Japan – PhysOrg via Cryptogon 11/13/08

US research firm Nielsen and its partner NeuroFocus said Wednesday they would offer a new service in Japan to scan the brain waves of potential customers to help companies improve their marketing.The service will review brain waves, eye movements and other physical features of potential customers to precisely study the impact of commercial messages or products, the two firms said.Nielsen will collect the necessary data in Japan and the California-based NeuroFocus will use its teams of experts, including physicians, to examine the effects of the tested products or commercial messages, they said.The service measures the attention level and emotional engagement of possible customers and the message’s retention level, they said.

‘Star Wars’-like light syringe could target cancer – CNet 11/25/08

A novel method out of Scotland is capable of firing a laser beam accurate enough to puncture a hole in an individual cell.

Video: A jet-pack flight over a Colorado gorge – CNet 11/25/08Jet packs are science fiction no more. A stuntman uses hydrogen peroxide-filled tanks to propel himself 1,500 feet across the Royal Gorge.

Black Hole “Hearts” Warm Galaxies, Control Growth – National Geographic 11/20/08

A supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy gently pumps out energy at regular intervals that keeps the black hole’s growth in check, astronomers report.

Milky Way is ‘sweet throughout’ – BBC 11/25/08A simple sugar implicated in the origins of life has been found outside the centre of the galaxy for the first time. Previous Science & Technology Posts

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