Archive for January, 2006 | Monthly archive page

Transparent OLEDs

So, what’s cooler than a flatpanel OLED display? A transparent OLED display – duhhhh! Ze Germans have figured out how to create transparent OLEDs which we can use in our cars and stuff – I want my whole window to be an OLED display!

Flower Printer

So, you think flowers are boring? Not enough colour? The evenness of the petals too little bling for you? Then print stuff on them!

Space elevator

This is something the world NEEDS to build! To infinity and beyond! Awesome pictures when you click. If you go to www.mondolithic.com the science pictures (many of them from scientific american covers) are pretty awesome too.

A politico that GETS it

Bolivia leader halves his own pay Bolivian President Evo Morales Mr Morales says he wants to share the burden of the poor The Bolivian new left-wing President, Evo Morales, has cut his salary by more than a half to a little over $1,800 (£1,012) per month. The decision means that the salaries of all Bolivian […]

Peak Oil just keeps happening!

First it’s peak oil, then the Shell tells us they don’t have as many reserves as they’ve been telling us, then the scientists claim that oil will NEVER run out, and now Kuwait – believed to hold 10% of the world’s oil reserves – claims that they actually… uhm… have only HALF what they thought […]

DARPA and USAF going Mach 20

Mach 20 is fast. Really really fast. Probably won’t be manned though!

Demotivators

MOTIVATION. Psychology tells us that motivation- true, lasting motivation- can only come from within. Common sense tells us it can’t be manufactured or productized. So how is it that a multi-billion dollar industry thrives through the sale of motivational commodities and services? Because, in our world of instant gratification, people desperately want to believe that […]

The ARmy Rumor ServicE

RRSE is the British Army’s UNOFFICIAL centre of military and civil current affairs, news, discussion, humour, jobs, photos and bullshit. The forums are lively, the blogs are good and there’s some interesting things to find out about how the British Army thinks it’s going with the Army.

Collins Word Exchange

Look up a word in the dictionary, solve anagrams, crosswords, check your scrabble words, and a translator for phone texts and a forum to discuss – words! The slang forum is quite interesting I thought…

Suspended animation

Works on pigs! For at least 2 1/2 hours… well done, maybe we can do this to soldiers on the battlefields? HASAN ALAM gazes over the cold, motionless body of a pig lying on a stainless steel table before him. The animal has no pulse, no blood, no electrical activity in its brain, and its […]

GBP 100m lasers

Which can mimic nuclear explosions – necessary due to the test ban treaties. Extreme science in the UK!

ESA And Australian University build Ultra Ion Engine

They last longer and go 4 times as fast as conventional ion thrusters (for spacecraft). The theory behind ion propulsion is also explained quite well in this article. To infinity – and beyond!

Explosion gallery

Stuff exploding and being captured in still life is an artform! Loads more pictures here

Fabric Keyboards

Eleksen makes fabric keyboards – roll up ones with bluetooth for palms, covers for ipods with the controls on the outside and woven into jackets or clothing. The fabric is weather resistant, waterproof, etc – so no more screwing up your delicate machinery, operate it from remote.

Bluetooth Pentesting Suite

Bluediving is a suite that implements attacks like Bluebug, BlueSnarf, BlueSnarf++, BlueSmack and features like bluetooth address spoofing.

Fight Back – kill RFID!

Two methods of defeating RFID: The easy way – use tape to block the chip or The violent way – zap them (plans will be released at some point) using a modified single use camera

National Penis Sizes

Apparently, the French are the biggest Dicks, and the Koreans the smallest – based on a sample size of around 2000… The study results showed that the average world size penis when erect is 14 centimetres (5.5 inches). The biggest averages were registered in France 16 cm (6.2 in), Italy 15 cm (5.9 in), Mexico […]

 
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