Dr. Jonathan Garlick of Tufts University has created a rap video that makes light of the sad state of politics surrounding stem cell research, while challenging people to investigate and form their own opinions. Make no mistake, this video is painful to watch, but Jonathan has his heart in the right place. I find it both funny […]
Science & Technology
We're big fans of science and the technology that comes from it. Thankfully, these topics just happen to be pretty damn exciting. Who doesn't like watching the newest SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fly, or seeing the latest military exoskeleton?
I’m sure you’ve all seen recent inspirational videos. From the small child having his ability to hear repaired, to a double amputee running in the Olympics. Oh yes, these past few years have been an exciting time for medicine and humanity as a whole. Or has it? You see, being a self-righteous nerd, I can’t […]
Humans have been fascinated with robots for as long as I can remember. We make movies about them, they are featured in stories, some people have robot fetishes and some people even have sex with them. The goal of many companies in the robotics industry is to make a robot which acts and behaves like […]
DARPA is at it again with a slew of improvements to their Legged Squad Support System, or LS3. For those of you that haven’t read my previous post on the robotic pack mule, all you need to know is that this is basically a creepy mechanical dog that can haul your gear around the battlefield. Now, […]
In the early 1990s when most of us didn’t even have cellular phones, AT&T was airing commercials that made a few bold predictions in terms of technological advances that would take place in the near future. Although not everything came true, it’s pretty neat to see how some of the things they mention indeed are […]
I don’t usually write about vaccines or even much in the way of medical breakthroughs, but I felt that this one in particular warranted a post. This January, the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada will begin human trials on a breakthrough AIDS vaccine that they’ve developed. The first trials will involve 40 […]