Thursday, May 29, 2008

Amazing Prosthetics

WIRED has an article (including a video) of a prosthetic arm designed by Dean Kamen. It looks like a very nice segue to the Segway.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Andromeda Strain?

Apparently, some bacteria of the Pseudomonas and Sphingomonas families like to eat plastic.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Al Mo GTS (Go to Sleep)

Toy-makers out there, here is what I would like: A soft animal toy remote controlled by a parent to give such useful messages as "It's time to close our eyes and go to sleep now. Please hold me tight!"
This would take advantage of children often paying more attention to others than to their parents. ;-)