Archives for January 27, 2011

Too bad the USSR won the Space Race

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There is a report of David Kato Kisule’s death in a blog post at Gay Uganda here. And this: Joint statement of the European Parliament’s Intergroup of LGBT Rights: Death of David Kato… We are deeply saddened by the murder of David Kato Kisule, yesterday 26 January in Kampala, Uganda. David was a lifelong human…

Human Factors Engineering

Researcher and blogger Ash Donaldson joins us for a pre-recorded discussion on the fascinating field of Human Factors Engineering. This multi-disciplinary science draws on anatomy, physiology, physics, psychology and communications research, as it tries to improve the ways that humans interact with technology, and use technology to interact with each other. And health science journalist…

Jamie Hyneman’s Toolkits

Every year, at least once (for his birthday or for Christmas, depending) I give my father-in-law the same exact presents: A tape measure, a utility knife, and a pencil. This way, when we are working on something like sheet-rocking the kitchen, patching the bullet hole in the roof of the cabin, or installing the invisible…