Computer Engineer Barbie

Yup, it finally happened, Barbie® I Can Be…™ dolls and accessories empower girls to play out different roles and “try on” fabulous careers, including computer engineer, the first Barbie® profession chosen by popular vote! Always a reflection of the times, this digital diva engineers the perfect geek-chic look, with hot pink accessories and sleek gadgets Read more about Computer Engineer Barbie[…]

Humanity fail – Avatar makes people depressed

Apparently the inability to live as a 9 foot tall, blue, cat humping alien is driving some people to suicide. James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the Read more about Humanity fail – Avatar makes people depressed[…]

Pot makes you smart

A synthetic chemical similar to the active ingredient in marijuana makes new cells grow in rat brains. What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain.

Chairman Mao’s Underground Bunker Paradise

In 1969, Chairman Mao commanded the construction of a second Beijing beneath the surface of the original city, designed to accommodate all six million of its then inhabitants, so that if nuclear war did kick off, folk would still have somewhere to hang out and play Mah Jong while the rest of us burnt to Read more about Chairman Mao’s Underground Bunker Paradise[…]

WoW datacenter details

Blizzard Online Network Services run in 10 data centers around the world, including facilities in Washington, California, Texas, Massachusetts, France, Germany, Sweden, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Blizzard uses 20,000 systems and 1.3 petabytes of storage to power its gaming operations. WoW’s infrastructure includes 3,250 server blades, 75,000 CPU cores, and 112.5 terabytes of blade RAM. The Blizzard Read more about WoW datacenter details[…]

Belle de Jour is a science nerd

After many years, book deals and a ITV series, Belle de Jour reveals her identity, Her name is Dr Brooke Magnanti. Her specialist areas are developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology. She has a PhD in informatics, epidemiology and forensic science and is now working at the Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health. She is Read more about Belle de Jour is a science nerd[…]

Gazprom CEO’s palace removed from Google Maps

The head of Gazprom is building a most luxurious palace in the style of the XVIII century worth $ 50 million Design documentation for anticipated future residence of the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, who looks like a huge palace in the style of the XVIII century. Impressive, very similar to the mansion in Peterhof, Read more about Gazprom CEO’s palace removed from Google Maps[…]

Fighter pilots face a dismal future

The U.S. Air Force has a morale problem with its combat pilots. The issue is lack of action for the pilots. That, plus the increased use of unmanned aircraft, and the very real prospect that the age of the manned combat aircraft may be coming to an end.

Russian Billionaire Installs Laser Shield on Floating Lair

Get this, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a rather curious new addition built in to his latest oversized yacht. The 557-foot boat Eclipse, the price tag of which has almost doubled since original plans were drawn to almost $1.2 billion, set sail this week with a slew of show-off features, from two helipads, two swimming Read more about Russian Billionaire Installs Laser Shield on Floating Lair[…]