Links for 11th March 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Eight scientists who became their own guinea pigs

    Little story nuggets; probably counts as trivialising science to the purists, but I suspect articles like this would be quite effective if more widely read – science as people doing crazy stuff to themselves in the name of finding stuff out? That's rock'n'roll, baby.

    Tagged with: scienceresearchhistoryexperimentation

  2. A Cosmic Question: How to Get Rid Of All That Orbiting Space Junk?

    "Among the suggestions: launching big nets and large magnets to snag refuse, or using high-energy lasers to atomize debris. None of these ideas is feasible. Magnets would be useless because spacecraft contain almost no iron. Nets are almost uncontrollable. Blasting debris, meanwhile, would simply create smaller remains that would be tougher to track and produce a vast haze of shrapnel, experts say."

    Tagged with: spacejunkdebrisclearance

  3. Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense

    "This demo — from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some." OK, this is pretty freaking amazing.

    Tagged with: technologymediahardwaremobilevideointerfacewearableaugmented-realityubicompnew-southsea

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