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They'll Be Painting Our Walls In No Time

Scientists at Rice University have built a nanocar with a chassis, two axles, and four wheels that actually roll.  This brings us that much closer to Rod's dream of nanytes painting our walls for us.  Now we just have to start working on the psychic connection so that we can give them mental commands.

On a side note, I applied to Rice University for undergrad.  I had to go on 2 interviews with alumni.  Then the jerks lost my application and claimed they never received it even though they had mailed me a postcard saying they had received it.  Ofc, by that time I had lost the postcard so I couldn't show it to them to prove what jerks they were.  Then again, going to school in Texas would seriously break my "Never go further south than Maryland" rule, so it was prolly all for the best.

By min | November 18, 2005, 6:26 AM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

Rotten Eggs

The Guardian reports on this study that shows IVF embryos have alot more genetic defects than they previously thought, even when the eggs are donated by younger women.  In the study, 42% of the embryos screened had damaged chromosomes, and the damage ranged from 28% to 83%.  The genetic defects can prevent the embryo from being carried to term.  Researchers believe that the defective eggs are common in the general population but the body knows to reject them early on if they happen to become fertilized.  I guess science still hasn't caught up to nature.

By min | November 18, 2005, 6:15 AM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

Fnord12 Always Did Say the Longbow Made the Knight Obsolete

History's most underrated inventions

By min | November 11, 2005, 8:59 AM | Science & Video Games | Comments (1)| Link

Godzilla Lives!!!!!

Thanks to Ana for sending the following:

"A  newfound ancient sea creature looks to be part crocodile, part T. rex, and 100 percent terrifying."

By min | November 11, 2005, 8:38 AM | Godzilla & Science | Comments (2)| Link

Advice For Anyone Who Ever Has a Long Term Relationship

"She said she cannot even stand to look at her husband across the dinner table now and sits at an angle so she can stare out a window instead."

Recently, a significant number of Japanese women have been stricken with a disorder diagnosed as Retired Husband Syndrome (RHS).  It manifests both physically and mentally.  The women suffer from depression, ulcers, polyps in their throat, rashes around their eyes, etc.

It might be called Retired Husband Syndrome, but women are just as equally culpable if they exhibit the sort of behaviour typical of the husbands described in this article.

Ofc, if you are trying to get rid of your spouse, then go for it.

By min | November 7, 2005, 11:36 AM | Science | Comments (1)| Link

For Robn

Absinthe has been used for centuries for its unique ability to create the same carefree and uninhibited effects of alcohol, yet keeping people awake and energized at the same time.

As fnord said, "So does auto-asphyxiation."

By min | November 1, 2005, 8:23 AM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

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