Archives for April 14, 2008

We’re not sure what brand of batteries it was using, but the Cornell Ranger robot just kept going and going April 3 when it set an unofficial world record by walking nonstop for 45 laps — a little over 9 kilometers or 5.6 miles — around the Barton Hall running track. Developed by a team…

Expelled! Exposed Again!

I already told you about the NCSE web site Expelled Exposed. It is here. Well, that was advanced information, because hardly anybody else knew about it. The site is now officially on line and released. If you are blogging about the movie Expelled, it would be advised to include a link to Exposed because it…

Cognitive Enhancers: Ever Use ‘Em?

That is the question of the current Readers Poll at 3.14 Me? Yes, of course, every day. Coffee. What about you?

Shock Arm Band: Wave of the Future

I don’t think this is too new, but I certainly missed it. For the busy viewer, watch the first 15 seconds or so to get the idea, then skip ahead to 3 minutes 1 second to get to the meat of it. (Hat tip: Frischer Wind) It seems to me that all you need, with…

Pangea Day Songs

Pangea Day is May 10th. Everybody is going to get together and hold hands to bring the world together. We’ll call it “Hands Across the Mid Ocean Ridges…” Well, OK, that may not work, but there will be events of interest. Today we have a little pre-Pangea Day warm up, with a selection of national…

Dust in the Central Mediterranean

Carnival

from Archaea to Zeaxanthol has Linnaeus’ Legacy #6!

This is a press release pertaining to an article coming out next month in the American Journal of Public Health: The widespread assumption that pandemic influenza is an exceptionally deadly form of seasonal, or nonpandemic, flu is hard to support, according to a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Public…

Minneapolis 24 hour film race

Check out this film. My friend Marta plays “Holy Mary, Mother of God” a part especially well suited for her. Details:

When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time is a book by Michael Benton on the Permian Extinction now out in paperback. From the press release: Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact sixty-five million years ago, which killed half of all species then…