Apparently: The OPERA collaborative in Italy, which stunned the physics community in September by claiming they had detected neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light, has completed a second run of tests in the hopes of reducing the uncertainty of the result. They have submitted their findings for peer review, but the group has [...]
Success for Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat cold fusion system, but mysteries remain (Wired UK) So, remember that cold fusion test I blogged about a little while ago? I decided to check in again on it, to see if it was a success, because I hadn’t heard, well, anything in the news about it. And the answer [...]
TMI Nation – Reason Magazine. I love Reason. They’re one of the best magazines out there. It’s not just because they’re libertarian, but because they also cover technology, policy, and even occasionally stuff like transhumanism and science. They do a lot of things. The above link is an article by Greg Beato on how, in [...]
Cold Fusion: Future of physics or phoney? (Wired UK). Today is set to be the start of a new era of cheap power, as a new type of low-cost nuclear reactor goes live in front of an audience of scientists and media representatives in Bologna. Once the mystery customer who commissioned the device has confirmed [...]
About a week ago, I was at my sister’s house in upstate New York visiting, and she told me about this wonderful thing called X10. It’s a company that develops “home automation systems,” allowing you to control your lighting, doors, appliances, and everything remotely, or set up schedules for turning things on or off or [...]
The Earth Is Full – NYTimes.com. Next to Paul Krugman–also a New York Times columnist–Thomas L. Friedman (no relation to the other Friedman family of Milton, David, and Patri) may be one of the silliest columnists I have ever read. He came up with the idea that the “Earth is flat”–an idea whose origin was [...]
I was thinking about writing on Charlie Sheen’s disastrous fall today, sort of trying to look at it from the PR (and just the “common sense”) angle, but frankly, he’s a tired topic already. (There is far too much “#winning” on Twitter for me to handle at the moment.) There was also a better topic, [...]
Correcting typos since 1989.
Let this be a lesson to you: read before publishing. (I should probably do it myself.)
The Daily Mail–or, as some of my colleagues call it, the “Daily Fail”–published a story on cities of the future, and I just have to say: wow. That is a lot of huge pictures. Do the editors get paid extra to put them up like that?