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Playing God because someone has to…

Consider this a Wednesday roundup of the most awesome variety. Open Pandora’s box, pluck the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, and watch what we are doing with Promethean fires.

Fantastic Voyage?

For the first time in history, scientists have managed to create a working engine from a single molecule. Our Industrial Revolution audacity has [...]

Nano-Magnetized Future Computers

Scientists at the University of California at Berkley, believe that in the near future, computers will compute with nanometer-sized bar-magnets (nano-magnets) resulting in one million times less energy being required than current silicon-chip-based computers use.

This is possible because no electrons will be used for the computers logic operations. No electrons means…no electrical resistance and no [...]

Birth of the Bio laser?

Just when you thought lasers couldn’t get any cooler…the next potentially wicked type of laser may be a bio-laser.

Researchers have tweaked biological cells in such a way that they can actually emit monochromatic, coherent light…amplified beams of light in which all photons are essentially the same wavelength and in phase with each other…in other [...]

Purdue’s Rube Goldberg Is ‘Nerd Approved’!

Well, shame on me.  I probably should have heard about this website called ‘Nerd Approved’ before today.  I’m almost too embarrassed to blog about it because there is some seriously nerd-tastic, yet very cool things there to explore inside Sean Fallon’s blog. I blame Rebecca, she’s supposed to be helping me keep up on ‘what’s cool and fun’ in cyberspace. (Just [...]

Rigid Poles and Faster Than Light Communication

We recently received an interesting question:

I have an interesting idea that could in theory break the famous law that states nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. More specifically, a method of communicating that could instantly travel across space. Suppose a really long pole similar to the space elevator made out of [...]