Tag: "news"

Robots and Lasers

Robots and Lasers

This week we’re looking at real life surgical grade lightsabers, robotic birds that mimic the real thing, and creepy Japanese robots intended for hugging!

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Real Technology that Sounds like Science Fiction

Real Technology that Sounds like Science Fiction

Science fiction authors make their living by conjuring up fantastical technology and exploring the worlds that would result from such developments. The real world, however, is full of technology that could walk right off the page of a novel by Isaac Asimov or Robert Heinlein. While we don’t yet have spaceships that can travel faster […]

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Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is possibly going to transition to the silver screen. One of most incredible things about the situation involves the speed at which the novel was optioned. Daniel X was released in July 2008, but New Regency Productions had already obtained the rights to make a movie in […]

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What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is turning 100 years old and to celebrate they added 400 new words. For those of you who were smarter than to study etymology (study of words), semantics (study of meaning) or lexicography (the study of dictionaries) and thus don’t know, this is kind of a big deal. The new […]

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Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

I am going to start a weekly collection(who am I kidding, I could never commit to a routine) of cool things I discovered on the interwebs. Hopefully you will find them interesting. The Netflix Aftermath Wars: Blockbuster versus Redbox I have to admit, I’ve never seen a Blockbuster DVD kiosk. And in my city of […]

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Gluttony is Not a Sport

Gluttony is Not a Sport

The ability of one man to scarf down 62 hot dogs in ten minutes is somehow front-page news according to Yahoo. As a paragon of geek culture, I simply can’t fathom why this dubious achievement is worthy of news, let alone the front page. Not only is this dangerous and wasteful, it’s disgusting. To make […]

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Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

Humans have long questioned whether or not the Earth is home to the only intelligent life in the universe. As technology has advanced, more people have become interested in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, creating a field known as “SETI.” SETI is an acronym that stands for the “Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence,” and professional astronomers and […]

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Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter game wherein multiple users can band together and blow one another away over and over again in a series of interactive environments. With several different modes, a plethora of weapons, and a seemingly-endless amount of other players to take on, Black Ops can become quite an […]

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We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

Discovered on December 28, 2005, the asteroid 2005 YU55 made its first pass of the Earth on April 19th. Passing within 1.5 million miles of Earth, which is roughly six times the difference between us and the moon, the asteroid then continued on its trip around the sun. While this asteroid has been deemed harmless, […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal and professional lives have been front-page news lately. The announcement of his separation from his wife of 25 years last Monday was indeed sad news, but other recent reports concerning the fifth installment of the Terminator series has caused a flurry of excitement from fans. At a well-preserved 63 years old, Arnold […]

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Can corporations do better than governmental agencies?

NASA and Commercial Space Exploration: The Future of the Final Frontier

With the space shuttle due to be retired in mid-2011 after almost 20 years of service, geeks everywhere are wondering what the future of space exploration will hold. Was the Narrator of Fight Club right? Will the big corporations name everything in deep space exploration: IBM Stellar Sphere, Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks? Not exactly. Where […]

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Shark Bait

May 1 – Not Just For Communists Anymore

Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, was shot by a United States Navy Seal on May 1st, 2011 in Pakistan. This news comes exactly eight years after former President Bush’s highly-controversial ‘Mission Accomplished’ speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. During this speech, Bush declared that “major combat operations in Iraq have […]

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