Sunday, September 26, 2010

Science Sunday!

Nothing is more fun stoned than watching silly video's online, but I, for one, also love reading articles and videos on the subject of science. I figured that there must be some other people who equally enjoy this. So here's a collection of science articles!

Newly Created Material Resembles Cilia
University of Southern Mississippi scientists recently imitated Mother Nature by developing, for the first time, a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through which organisms derive smell, vision, hearing and fluid flow.

The Laws Underlying The Physics of Everyday Life Are Completely Understood
Not sure why people don’t make a bigger deal out of this fact. Physicists (and scientists more generally) are infamous for making grandiose claims about how close we are to Figuring It All Out, only to be shocked by some sort of revolutionary discoveries soon thereafter. Personally I have no idea how close we are to a comprehensive theory of absolutely everything. But I do know how close we are to having a comprehensive theory of the basic laws underlying the phenomena we encounter in our everyday lives — without benefit of fancy telescopes or particle accelerators or what have you. Namely, we already have it! That seems to be worth celebrating, or at least remarking upon, but you don’t hear it mentioned very much.

Cyborg Professor Looks to Future of Bionic Technology
In 1998, Kevin Warwick became what some people call "the world's first cyborg." To be exact, Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at Reading University, had a radio frequency ID chip implanted in his arm. Years before RFID chips became common, this small implant allowed him to turn on lights by snapping his fingers, or open doors without touching them.

Bonus! (Contains nudity for more enjoyment)



11 comments:

  1. They are looking at the theory, however, that the "well understood rules that govern everything around us" are just local bi-laws.

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  2. cool blog fellow stoner

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  3. Entertaining, though I'm not stoned :P

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  4. Saw the Bombay vid on pitchfork the other day, surprisingly very good! Nice find ;p

    Following!

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  5. Haha
    I love doing this too!

    Glad I'm not the only one haha

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  6. Haha, I'm not sure how close we are to "getting" everything. One could argue that we do in fact "get" it because we're an integral part of it, but we lack the means to put it into words and mathematical equations just yet.

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  7. boobies.... :3

    Im actually a cyborg as well. Hence the name.

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  8. my concentration level when high isn't too good..

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