- Completely Objective Resolution Of The Who To Sacrifice Dilemma
The well-known moral dilemma about sacrificing a few to save many has now been answered by extraction of empirical data from conceivable parallel worlds via obvious-operators instantiated in neural networks that were tuned by evolutionary algorithms into ...
Article - Sascha Vongehr - May 11 2013 - 12:03pm
- The funniest thing I have read lately.
The funniest thing I have read lately. Ben Elton's new Britcom 'The Wright Way' has been panned by critics. It is about a health and safety team in the fictitious borough of Baselricky. One review I read, by The Guardian's Charlie Bro ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 13 2013 - 1:24pm
- The Mechanics Of Slithering
“Previous studies of slithering have rested on the assumption that snakes slither by pushing laterally against rocks and branches.” explain a joint research team from the Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, of New Y ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - May 14 2013 - 1:15pm
- Chinese Bionic Head Progress
There are currently a number of research teams worldwide working towards the implementation of bionic heads and faces which can attempt to express human emotions, however “… most of them can not express continuous changing expressions effectively, and the ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - May 23 2013 - 10:22am
- Hot Coffee Enemas- The Dangers
Before continuing, please bear in mind that: “The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the US Department of the Army, the US Department of Defens ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - May 23 2013 - 1:43pm
- Energy Harvesting- From Knees
“The modern drive towards mobility and wireless devices is motivating intensive research in energy harvesting technologies.” say two research fellows at Cranfield University in the UK, who are currently examining the question – ‘Why not harvest energy fr ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - May 27 2013 - 11:13am
- Ladies And Gentlemen (and Their Car-Parking Skills)
“The stereotype of women’s limited parking skills is deeply anchored in modern culture.” But has rarely been scientifically investigated, prompting Claudia Wolf, M.Sc. and Sebastian Ocklenburg M.Sc. and colleagues at the Fakultät für Psychologie, Institut ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - May 30 2013 - 10:58am
- Catalan Sit-Com Research Update
Some readers may well feel themselves in the dark when it comes to the usage of the interjection ‘oh’ in English and its translation in Catalan. Thus they could find a 2007 article published in the Catalan Journal of Linguistics, (Vol. 6, pp 117-136) of he ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - Jun 3 2013 - 11:45am
- Moore’s Law, The Origin Of Life, And Dropping Turkeys Off A Building
I’ve already mentioned the nonsensical paper “published” in (surprise, surprise) arXiv in which the authors claim that the origin of life occurred long before the origin of the Earth based on the application of Moore’s Law to DNA. I won’t go into all the ...
Article - T. Ryan Gregory - Jun 10 2013 - 6:00am
- How To Eat Less (nuts)
A team from the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University have discovered a reliable method of persuading people to eat up to 50% less pistachio nuts – just leave them in their shells. ...
Article - Martin Gardiner - Jun 8 2013 - 10:00am