Monday, September 27, 2010

50 Followers!

Well, I can't say I expected to get here so soon. Thank you all for the follows, comments, and support! As promised, here is my science post.

Segway Chief Dies in Segway Accident

I know what you're thinking. I must be kidding, right? Nope. Apparently the owner of the company that makes Segways drove off the cliff nearby his estate, effectively killing himself. I can't say for certain how this must have gone, but here's an artistic re-imagining of the event.

No segways were harmed in the making of this picture.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Whoops!

Sorry about the lack of activity, guys. I'm so sorry, in fact, that I'm going to make up for the last two days by posting three days worth of material!









Phew, now that I've scrounged up some laughs, let it be known that tomorrow will be an all-science post! Seeya then.

Reader Question: How often would you say you watch comedy shows/skits, online or off?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Linkbucks

Added a new ad program, it shouldn't interfere with your viewing too much. Tell me if it does, though; I'll be sure to remove it. Readers are more important than advertising!

EDIT: Removed the abortion that was linkbucks, for the most part. I could barely stand seeing it once, let alone an infinite number of times.

Also, following myself now. I'm an interesting guy.

I'm getting married in two days.

Heya, followers! For today's amusement, I decided to tell a joke.

A man walks into a bar.

He says "Ouch."

Haha.

But seriously,




I watched this movie on Netflix last night, absolutely great movie. Recommend it wholeheartedly if you have Netflix, and are bored as hell one night.

Tech time!

3D Televisions.

Frighten the kids into thinking television sharks exist!


We've all heard of them, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who was drooling himself over the ever-present possibility of a new 3D standard. This isn't as exciting, maybe, as the futuristic technology I've mentioned before, but this is something I look forward to nonetheless. 3D games are being talked about everywhere, and while few are currently available (and apparently the few that are, aren't THAT great) it's still an exciting prospect, both as a gamer and someone who looks forward to the future.

Next step - Interactive holograms.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spray-on Clothes

I hadn't originally planned on updating my blog daily, but due to the unprecedented amount of traffic I seem to be receiving, it seems that a second post is the least I can do to entertain my followers.

First, the funny.



BritaNick, if you've never been exposed to them before, are a comedy group the likes of which we've seen before. If you like, say, the Whitest Kids u Know, or Derrick Comedy, these guys will also probably manage to tickle your funny bone.

Now, for the science.

Remember this episode of Futurama? You should. While perhaps at first this would provide a tiny chuckle at the "all purpose spray" joke, science is well on it's way to making it a reality. Apparently, scientists have developed spray-on clothes. I'm not joking. Apparently it's made out of tiny fibers that are mixed into a solvent, that's sprayed from either a can or high pressure spray gun. It may be a bit trivial right now, especially seeing the rough way the cloth develops, but it can be seen as the vanguard to many other exciting, and more practical, applications, such as spray-on bandages.

Currently, the fabric has wool, acrylic, and linen varieties.

Reader's Question: Was it just me, or did that scientist in that video sound more like a fashion designer than a scientist?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Men are better than women!

 I was browsing about the other day when my friend sent me this amusing video.
 

Obvious sentiments about feminism and such aside, I honestly find this person to be hilarious. Seriously. If it weren't for the disapproving girlfriend, I'd go door to door with his book!

Now that we've gotten that particular bit of celebrity endorsement out of the way...

Above: A rough detailing of your mother's uterus.
This, my friends, is a fridge of the future. A fridge designed by Russian scientist Yuriy Dmitriev for the Electrolux Design Competition. It stores food in an cool, odourless biopolymer gel that encapsulates your food, keeping it fresh longer than a standard fridge, not to mention looking badass all the while. While only a design, it's still an amazing bit of technological eye-candy. Especially since it can reportedly be hung from the ceiling.

Read EarthTechling's more in depth detailing here.

Reader's Question:
What futuristic devices would you like to see implemented in the coming years?