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February 8, 2008  2:31 PM

Keeping time, from sticks in the ground to Stonehenge to the atomic clock



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
history, information, interesting, science, Technology, time, Uncategorized

I was thinking about time today. Just the usual stuff: how to have more of it, why must it be so ... precise. This all seemed to stem from looking at our definition of atomic clock, as I browsed the database for...

January 4, 2008  11:40 AM

The future is now. And the silicon cockroach has evolved and flourished



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, Audio, Bluetooth, futurism, gadgets, geek, grayware, hardware, messaging, Mobile, MP3, multimedia, science, Security, Technology, telephony, texting, traffic, trend

It's sometimes said that the only constant that you can count on is change. Change is necessary, after all -- "Adapt or die" being an imperative of the natural world. And perhaps even more so in the world of technology... These are the sorts of thoughts that occur as I poke around in the...


December 4, 2007  2:54 PM

Year in Review: ‘Tis the season for the top tech trends and tools of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
AJAX, Amazon, applications, backup, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, commentary, communications, culture, Development, downloads, e-cycling, green, hardware, humor, innovation, Internet, invention, listings, Mobile, nanotech, open source, resource, reviews, science, social publishing, telephony, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services

Ah, December. The first real snow has fallen here in Boston, the malls are full of holiday shoppers and the blogosphere and pages of industry mags are full of annual summaries of the best and worst of the year in technology. We'll be coming out with our own most notable word of the year, as you'd...


September 14, 2007  11:45 AM

Printer technology to deliver medication



Posted by: SarahCortes
hardware, invention, medicine, science, Technology

I'm sure we all have an old laser printer or two around the house - you know, the one that's sits in the corner unplugged, gathering dust.  One of these days, we'll put it up for sale on eBay or Craigslist.  One of these days.  Well, that printer just might contain technology that can aid in...


September 11, 2007  9:36 AM

The Singularity: Creating smarter-than-human intelligence through high technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
artificial intelligence, buzz, collaboration, cool, event, exploration, forum, futurism, innovation, invention, nanotech, robotics, science, Virtualization

This past weekend, many of the world's foremost thinkers gathered at the Singularity Summit within the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. You might ask what the Singularity is, of course, as the focus of all of this heady cogitation? It's the...


August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

Got a minute? Create (or edit) a solar system at Galaxiki.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, blog, community, cool, creativity, free, fun, interesting, Internet, participation, science, visual, Web 2.0, wiki

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

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August 13, 2007  5:54 AM

Could your heatbeat power your iPod?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Audio, buzz, energy efficiency, futurism, gadgets, green, interesting, invention, medicine, MP3, music, science, Technology

It's not quite perpetual motion -- but it might be the next best thing. Dr. Steve Beeby and a team of researchers at the School of Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton...


August 2, 2007  2:48 PM

The long wait is over — your flying car is here



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cool, futurism, image, science, Technology

Ok, we're still not seeing any personal jetpacks but the flying car has arrived. If we had a definition for it, I'd have to go in and change all the references from future to present tense. Because a company called Moller has -- finally! -- developed the


July 26, 2007  3:43 PM

Orbo: perpetual hope for perpetual motion



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
buzz, science, Technology

For hundreds of years, enterprising souls, including Leonardo da Vinci, have tried to create a perpetual motion machine: a device that creates energy with no external source. Since August of last year, there's been a huge amount of buzz around the latest contender called Orbo, from an Irish company...


July 16, 2007  3:08 PM

ZeroFootPrint.net: Learn how to reduce your personal carbon footprint



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzzword, community, data center, energy efficiency, environmentalism, green, resource, science, tool

Green is definitely the color of the moment. Green data centers, green computing,


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