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October
2009

Moving disembodied voice aids attention

In driving, that is.(Also, an oops here: I wrote this last week, and forgot to publish it) Two of the prettiest headsets out the there: the Jawbone and the Ripple (click on pics to be taken to websites)Eyal Ophir and his colleagues in Stanford Universi…

The broadband sitrep

I found this awesome infographic on Gizmodo today (click on the picture to make it larger).The data’s been taken from various sources (which are named on the picture), and shows the costs, and speeds, of broadband internet around the world.Of course, a…

Learning to use your new prehensile tail…

The obscure title is aimed at a friend who’s always sworn that, when it comes time to choose body modifications, he wants that prehensile tail.And now, according to some new research published in PNAS last week, he can learn to use it before he even ha…

Introducing a new blogger: Fisheye Perspective

Sciblogs is really quite chuffed to announce that we’ve been joined by another blogger (with a third to come later this week). Abhishek Tiwari, of Fisheye Perspective, has joined our fast-swelling ranks.   He’s been blogging for a while now, about such things as bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and science in general. Based in Auckland, Abhishek is currently pursuing a PhD, while also helping Bio-IT companies with things such as their workflow technologies.  He’s also involved [...]

Introducing a new blogger: Forensic Scientist

A brief notice, for all our bloggers and readers. Sciblogs is pleased to announce the inclusion of a new blog: Forensic Scientist, by Dr Anna Sandiford.  Anna is a forensic science consultant based here, in NZ.  She’s been involved in the field for more than 10 years, and has assisted with cases both here and in the UK.  Some of you may remember that she was recently involved in the David Baine trial, amongst other [...]

New Zealand nature documentaries

Something for all those of you who enjoy nature docos.NZ On Screen has published, today, a collection of 15 full-length nature documentaries, complemented by a background piece written by Peter Hayden. The docos span some 30 years of film-making, with …

The Open Laboratory – the best science blogging around

Now this is a fantastic project. Even better, it’s been going since 2006!Called Open Lab (or The Open Laboratory, in book form), it’s a collection of the best science blogging on the net. Each year, some 50-53 posts are selected from the hundreds sen…