Never Walk Anywhere Again!

WALL_E

I know that this Uni-Cub personal mobility device could be a great solution for the elderly or disabled, but for the life of me I can’t get this out of my mind: The Uni-Cub moves forward, back, side-to-side, and even diagonally by responding to shifts in the driver’s weight, or with an optional remote control. The balancing [Read More...]

Remixing McCartney

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I’m posting this because I’m a fan of Paul McCartney (best live show I have ever seen, period), it’s an interesting use of technology, and it’s just plain cool. McCartney’s solo work has been prolific and of … well, let’s call it “variable” quality. About 10% is pure crap, maybe 70% is just fine, but [Read More...]

Mysterious Chamber Found in English Church

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Medievalist.net has an intriguing story about a forgotten and inaccessible area discovered beneath the nave of St Winwaloe’s Church in East Portlemouth. A ground penetrating radar study conducted in 2006 revealed a chamber with a floor 8 feet below the nave, with walls rising from the center and sides. The current church dates from the 13th [Read More...]

Retinal Implants Giving Sight to the Blind

Implanted in the retina, this device may help people see

A team at Stanford University is closer to creating a functional implant that can restore sight to the blind. The rig recalls Geordi LaForge’s visor from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with a pair of glasses fitted with a video camera beaming near-infrared light onto a chip implanted in retina. This implant stimulates nerves in the back of [Read More...]

Mario Batali Tries to Live on Food Stamps

Doesn’t turn out so well. The famous chef and his family tried living on $1.48 per meal for a week to draw attention to the need for food stamps in a hard-hit economy. How did that go, Mario? “I’m (expletive deleted) starving,” said Batali, who’s on the board of the food relief agency Food Bank [Read More...]

USCCB General Counsel Requests Reconsideration of HHS Mandate

In response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) from the Department of Heath and Human Service, Anthony Picarello (USCCB associate general secretary and general counsel) and Michael Moses (associate general counsel) have submitted a new request for reconsideration of the odious contraception, abortifacient, and sterilization mandate. Here is the release from the USCCB press office [Read More...]

Franciscan U. Drops Insurance

The healthcare plan for students at Franciscan University at Steubenville is the first casualty of the Obamacare HHS mandate. “The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover “women’s health services” including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),” the university says in a [Read More...]

And Now for a REALLY Important Anniversary

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The British Sandwich Association (I’ll let that sink in for a moment … they even have a website) has designated this week as the 250th anniversary of the sandwich.  This week, in 1762, is the earliest recorded mention of a sandwich, found in the journals of Edward Gibbon. John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, [Read More...]


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