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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The future of the internet under new FCC rules

"Net-neutrality" is here! And this brief video shows us what the internet might look like under the FCC's new regulations:

(via The Tea Party Economist)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy died this morning at his home in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bionic eye lets blind man see his wife for the first time in 10 years

68-year-old Allen Zderad's new bionic eye has allowed him to see his wife for the first time in more than a decade.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota implanted the device, which involved inserting 60 electrodes into the retina, allowing images to be transferred directly from the camera to the optic nerve. Not quite the stuff of The Six Million Dollar Man, but it's certainly a huge step forward.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A brief glimpse at how the clock changed the world

When we mechanized time, we also, and completely by accident, mechanized us. And when the clocks got smaller, time could follow us everywhere, a constant reminder of hours, minutes, seconds lost or won. Now we don't eat when we're hungry, we eat when it's time to eat. We don't sleep when we're tired, we sleep when it's time to sleep. We've built an amazing world that runs like clockwork, meaning that these days, so do we.


Friday, February 06, 2015

Pennsylvania town posts warning signs for visiting criminals

Residents of Conoy Township in Pennsylvania want to make it clear that criminals are not welcome in their quaint little community:

We already know that criminals don't pay attention to signs banning guns. Perhaps they will pay attention to these.

More on this story here.

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