Archives for January, 2011

Technopolitical news

Fife Wikileaks Hactivists Arrested in UK Police have arrested five people over their alleged roles in an online campaign to support WikiLeaks. Five males – aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26 – were arrested under the Computer Misuse Act in raids across the country at 7am this morning, with the suspects held in local…

Plant Lovers and Scientists:

Check out Berry Go Round #36. Click it, read it, blog it, facebook it, and the posts therein, please! Thanks.

Suddenly and for the first time I saw Amanda as a little child wide eyed with both awe and fear, among other children some sitting on the floor, some in chairs, some standing behind desks, eyes trained on a TV monitor and their teacher as the sudden realization dawned that the Space Shuttle Challenger had…

Too bad the USSR won the Space Race

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Huh?

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…

Comet Hunting Space Robot Spots Quarry

Stardust, the NASA probe, has downloaded a snapshot of Tempel 1, a comet that the comet seeking craft will sidle up to on February 14th. Here is the picture: On the night of encounter, the navigation camera will be used to acquire 72 high-resolution images of the comet’s surface features. Stardust-NExT mission scientists will use…