Friday, 21 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

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Posted: 20 Aug 2009 04:35 PM PDT

Scientists make bendable, transparent LEDs—without organics

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, promise to bring flexible, transparent displays to the market, but some researchers have found a way to get the same effect by printing microscopic inorganic LEDs onto plastic and glass.

If an autonomous machine kills someone, who is responsible?

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Engineers have published a report exploring the social, legal and ethical implications of ceding control to autonomous systems.

7 Next-Gen Band Aids that Shock, Grow and Heal

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

In recent years, nanoscientists, engineers and surgeons have revolutionized the way we treat some of our most basic injuries—cuts, scrapes and wounds. Here are 7 new wound dressings that speed clotting, prevent scars and encourage healing by shocking cuts, farming skin and borrowing materials from nature.

People Naturally Walk in Circles

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

If you're lost in the woods and you feel like you're walking in circles, you probably are. Without landmarks to guide us, people really do go around and around, found a new study.


Posted: 20 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT


Posted: 20 Aug 2009 11:38 AM PDT

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Give that man a Nobel!

Astronomers spot new type of 'death star'

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

A team of astronomers have found the 'missing link' of stellar death, revealing what our Sun might look like at the end of its life.

Zoom Across the Universe to Distant Cosmic Cloud (Video)

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Fly through space and time to a dense cluster of budding stars and planets 5,500 light years away in this video collage.

Why geeks get the girls

Posted: 20 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Increasing scientific evidence shows that brains count for a lot in mate choice. And now – for the first time – researchers have directly linked a male's cognitive performance to his luck with the ladies.