When I enrolled at Rice University, I thought I would dual-major in math and physics en route to a Ph.D. in physics, a university professorship, and a career relishing the life of the mind in the esoteric realms of the subatomic. No, I had known that I would do that since sometime in middle school. Within a […]
Jumper Cables for the Mind
Here’s one way to get those juices flowing: Jumper Cables for the Mind – NYTimes.com. We’re already concerned about people enhancing their ability to access and process information using tools like Google Glass, and it’s already well-known that everyday activities like drinking a cup of coffee can enhance mental performance. Now, we’re going to have […]
Fascinating New Brain Research
Researchers have observed never-before-detected brain activity in deep coma states. This has obvious implications for end-of-life decisions, but also (as the article points out) for trauma patients who are placed into comas for medical reasons. Very interesting stuff.
Everything You Never Heard About DDT
DDT info on JunkScience.com. See also the Malaria Clock.
Nanocars. This is Just Cool.
Drs. James Tour and Kevin Kelly of Rice University have built the world’s first single-molecule nanocar. This is just cool. Dr. Tour is awesome.