In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered his now famous Gettysburg Address on the open field of that bloody Civil War battle. Not many speeches by political leaders get remembered beyond the moment. Even fewer ever get cut into stone. In this case, of course, both are true. We know the words. We recite passages from it. And, in its entirety, the spe […]
In science news around the world, a slow-motion mudslide along the Doce River in Brazil destroys towns and water sources as a result of two collapsed dams, Russian scientists launch a new foundation in an effort to boost science in their country, the European Food Safety Authority reports that the herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to increase cancer risk, the […]
As the moon moves around the Earth in its monthly orbit, it often passes in front of background stars. Such events are called "lunar occultations" and one will happen Thursday at dawn in a Thanksgiving lunar treat.
John Biehler, technology guru and 3D printing evangelist, shows off the current state of affordable 3D printing and talks about how rapidly things have evolved over the past couple years. In the process, he clones new heads for the talking head hosts on the Global BC TV channel in Canada. Related links: johnbiehler.com - 3D printing, […]
One of the great things about the Maker Movement is that people express their creativity, no matter how mainstream or bizarre, with complete freedom of expression and using an unlimited palette of media. David Aiken’s 2 meter tall wooden robot suit is a great example. Like a cross between Geppetto and Tony Stark, Aiken’s creation is […]