I wish my father, a computer engineer and employee of IBM long before I was born, was still alive to see an IBM 1401 Mainframe computer being toured as part of a musical show that features interpretive dance.
He’d probably have been quite disgusted, but in a good way.
I imagine that most of VCTB’s regular readers will have heard of the Ig Nobel Prizes. The Annals of Improbable Research is the magazine that sponsors them, a humerous science journal focussing on ‘science that makes you laugh, and then makes you think’. Continue reading The Improbable Research Lecture Tour 2007
Here’s another first at VCTB – the first time I’ve bothered reposting something I saw on YouTube.
Being an incorrigible science fiction reader, and leaning toward the harder end of the spectrum, I’ve heard plenty about nanofactories (or ‘replicators’, or ‘fabbers’ as they are sometimes called). But to actually see a visualisation of how one would work was pretty inspirational. Continue reading A tour of a nanofactory