Posts Tagged ‘Discoveries!’

Pick And Choose: Nazi Overlord With Advanced Technology Or What We Have Right Now

In History, Technology on July 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

It turns out that the Nazis had the same technology used in the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber more than 30 years before the Americans started developing it. The Horten Ho 2-29 has been recently reconstructed using blueprints and the only remaining prototype from 1944- one of only 3 prototypes. The replica can’t fly but the technology works.

The plane, back in 1944, had working radar-invisible technology. It’s also quite a bit smaller than the B-2.

Stories like this are interesting, because if you put things in perspective: Hitler could have very well ruled the world with his superior technology. During World War II, Germany had some of the most advanced weaponry- a lot of which is used today, and if Hitler had sought out economic domination instead of declaring war, he may have been ruling the world today… or his successor would have; he’d probably be dead by now, either way.

EDIT: This site has a load of great pictures of the Horten Ho 2-29 from when it was still in development and of the new replica.


This Is How The Robot Apocalypse Starts…

In Science, Technology on July 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

… With innocent looking garbage collectors with soulless eyes and little bug-bots that crawl through your veins looking for artery blockage and cancer. At least that’s what they’ll say until the trash-bot starts eating grannies and the little bug-bot embeds itself into people’s brains.

I’m only joking. They’re just robots, lead entirely by a human behind some sort of navigation device. They haven’t quite discovered the finer details of the A.I. that will threaten the human race.

Everything’s Better When It Glows In The Dark!

In Health, Science on April 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Brain cancer likes albumin- a blood protein- so scientists find a way to make the albumin fluorescent: helping brain surgeons pin-point exactly where the cancer is. I think this is the medical version of a Trojan Horse or something.

Obviously, This One’s From Krypton! Someone Buy Him a Cape, Please

In People, Science on April 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Super-strong adopted baby has “myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy”.

Pfft. I don’t know who they’re trying to fool. That’s a little Kryptonian right there! I’d like to ask the parents to raise him to be an upstanding citizen, and feed him lots of corn. Maybe move to a remote part of Kansas if they can. Oh, and keep him away from shiny, green rocks.


In Food, Science on April 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

A new study suggests that chocolate improves  mental arithmetic ability.

LIES. Such lies these scientists tell us these days! If this was true I’d be a member of the Mathletes or something!

By The Time SETI Contacts Daxam or New Genesis, I Won’t Be Beautiful Anymore

In Science on April 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

SETI is confident we’ll contact Extra Terrestrials within two decades. This is too long. If my plan to convince them to take me off this backwater planet is to succeed, I’ll need to be young and looking my best. Nobody wants beef if they can have veal!

But all joking aside- this isn’t anything to get too excited over. It’s two decades until the possibility of SETI finding something. And even if we do ‘contact’ Extra Terrestrials- then what? You can bet they won’t understand any language on Earth and vice versa.

The Men On Mars, Coming 2030

In Science on April 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Russian officials say a trip to Mars would take at least 500 days, subject astronauts to huge doses of radiation, require a spaceship three times the size of the International Space Station (ISS), and cost a pants-shittingly large sum of money. With today’s capabilities, we’d have to wait until 2030 to see it happen.

So the estimated date of the voyage will be sooner in a few years, probably.

Well, It’s Not Alien Contact, But It’s Something…

In Science on April 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

We (humans) now have the technological capabilities to find other ‘Earths’- planets like ours that are capable of, theoretically, supporting life. The problem with this, of course, is that if science fiction is to be believed, there may be aliens lifeforms that can survive in extreme climates, like extremophiles on Earth.

No, it’s not ridiculous. Please bear in mind that many wonderful things like the Internet made their debut in science fiction literature.

Shooting Someone’s Head Off In Virtual Reality Helps Vision

In Games, Health, People on March 30, 2009 at 1:49 am

Shooter games help with contrast sensitivity. That’s the ability to pick out changes in shades of grey on a uniform background. Video games help train this ability, something that doctors didn’t think was possible.

I think it’s time I dug out my Metal Gear Solid games.

Crabs Will Have The Same Rights As You

In Animals on March 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Because they feel pain. I’ve never liked crabs. But, laws for crustacean rights seem feasible… there are laws for fish, why not crabs, too?

I felt incredibly silly writing this. Don’t judge me.