Monday, June 18, 2007

Science & Technology: What will they think of next?

I'm still in Atlanta but I had a few minutes to read this here we go.
Check out this deep space image from the Goddard Space Flight Center. Then, do the math.
The Microsoft Surface: Behind-the-Scenes First Look (with Video)
The software giant has built a new multi-touchscreen computer—like a coffee table. Go inside its top-secret development with, then forget the keyboard and mouse: The next generation of computer interfaces will be hands-on.

Thanks to Myra Engle for the tip.
Mr. Wizard Gives a Last Interview

Don Herbert was known to his fans as Mr. Wizard, star of the Watch Mr. Wizard show. Long before Mythbusters, Herbert made common household items seem magical every Saturday at noon on NBC, from 1951 to 1964.

Herbert died on Tuesday after a long struggle with multiple myeloma, the Los Angeles Times reported. His legacy is the thousands of children he inspired to get involved in science. Many of them, myself included, are practicing scientists today.

This interview, his last, from Wired Magazine.
MIT Researchers Transmit Wireless Electricity
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way to transmit electric power over the air, meaning one day your cell phone could recharge itself without your having to plug it in. They're calling it Wi-tricity — short for "wireless electricity."
Listen to the story from National Public Radio.

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