Archives for March, 2012

Why Israelis Love Iranians

How could Israelis love Iranians? This compelling video points a simple truth: how can you hate someone you don’t know? Could this be a game changer?

Annulus All Bent Out of Shape

Fern Roof (Kathrin Marks) Imagine that you’re a spore nestled on a leaf in a sleepy forest. It’s a dry, sunny day. All of a sudden – within 0.00001 seconds, you are flung into the air with an acceleration of 100,000 times the force of gravity. What happened?

Mindful Elephants Don’t Stomp on Grass

Photo source. “There’s an African saying: When the elephants fight, the grass suffers.” Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim on the greatest challenge in global health, in a recent interview with Charlie Rose, pointing out that the “poorest of poor suffer the most.”

Punching My Sister: Sir Isaac Newton

Netwon’s Apple Gravity (SodaHead). Sir Isaac Newton punching his sister? How about pricking a friend with a pin?

Skin Crawling Ring Tones

Chester Bennington from Linkin Park performing at Sonisphere Festival in Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland. {Kallerna} Ring tones that are felt, not heard, could be on their way.

Titanic Tweets for a Six Year Old

Six years ago today, Jack Dorsey sent the first Tweet. Twitter records events in real time. It can also bring history back to life, in a clever way.

Chasing Stephen Hawking

Imagine spending a day with the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. What would you ask him? Guess who did, on St. Patrick’s Day?

A Cigarette in my Dumplings

Don’t get me wrong. I love asian takeout food. Perhaps a bit too much. Here’s some really useful advice to avoid common and not so common pitfalls.

Commuting Dust Mites

This is a 285 micrometer racecar, printed at the Vienna University of Technology. Credit: Vienna University of Technology Imagine a car small enough for a dust mite. Crazy, right?

Hidden Beauty in Turboencabulators

You might ask yourself, “What in the world is this guy in the white lab coat talking about?”