Category Archive: Tech

Why Randomness May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Are you convinced that the shuffle mode on your iPod is messing with your mind? Or that certain numbers are bound to come up in the next lottery? If yes, you may be… Continue reading

‘Brainwashed’ Examines the Value of Brain Scans

In the new book Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, co-authors Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld examine the science behind some recent brain imaging research. Satel joins host Ira Flatow and other guests for… Continue reading

With Rising Temperatures, Infrastructure Falters

As the western U.S. continues to bake in 100-plus degree heat, the high temperatures are making pavement buckle and power lines droop. Vicki Arroyo of the Georgetown Climate Center talks about heat’s effects… Continue reading

Improving 3-D Printing by Copying Nature

Biomimicry could make the technology safer and better. The public imagination has been captured by 3-D printing in recent months, as people have used it to conjure up custom medical devices, a working handgun, and… Continue reading

Future Gadget Idea : Apple Black Hole, the holographic phone for the year 2020

  The pace with which technology is progressing in modern era, we can’t even visualize the form and functioning of the gadgets in the days to come. Now we don’t have any other option than… Continue reading

The Physics Behind waterslides

A lot of science goes into providing a safe trip down. The Basics Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how waterslides work, it’s important to get a few terms straight. The start tub is… Continue reading

‘Stealth wear’ makes you undetectable

The term ” stealth wear” sounded cool when I first heard it early this year. It refers to clothing and accessories designed to protect the wearer from detection and surveillance. Fast-forward a few… Continue reading

Proposed ‘deflector shield’ could protect astronauts from radiation

As if Star Trek didn’t already provide enough futuristic inspiration, scientists from the UK are working on an actual deflector shield that could protect astronauts from dangerous levels of radiation. And it would work in a way… Continue reading

Fantastic illustrations of airships from the early 20th century

Charles Dellschau was a butcher, but after his retirement in 1899, he became an artist, laboring over intricate collages and illustrations of flying machines. He filled notebooks with gorgeous, multicolored airship designs and… Continue reading

Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD

The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST), imec‘s associated laboratory at Ghent University (Belgium), announced today it has developed an innovative spherical curved LCD display, which can be embedded in contact lenses. The first… Continue reading