Introducing a new blog: ariadne (a foresight blog)

Honestly, what is there to say at this point? Sciblogs just keeps getting more awesome. The newest foal to be welcomed to our fold is Robert Hickson, who will be penning the fantastically classically-named ‘ariadne: a foresight blog‘. He’s going to be doing a spot of foresighting. Some scrying, sort of. Focusing primarily(but not exclusively) […]

She blinded me with science

I’m in a good, if whimsical, mood today. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IlHgbOWj4o[/youtube] And so, and in the hope of spreading it around (like the weird zombie head cold that’s going around, but better), I thought I’d share a song and accompanying music video. She Blinded Me With Science was released in 1982 by British New Wave musician Thomas […]

Marvellous scientific social media

I think we can all agree that NASA is pretty awesome*. Additionally to their being involved in brilliant things like shuttles (well…), space stations, rockets, telescopes and other goodness, their engagement with the public (viz. other earthlings) is not bad at all.  They have a website, photo galleries to make one weep, a youtube channel, […]

The internet in 2015?

Just a quick one today. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/23903009[/vimeo] I came across this video comparing internet stats in 2010 with (projected) internet stats in 2015.  Not surprisingly, NZ doesn’t really have a standout role in the figures shown, but I’m curious: to what extent do we belive these predictions? Do we think NZ will follow suite, and if […]

The new wizard of the west

I have discovered, to my enormous sadness, that many people are unaware of the existence or work of Nikola Tesla, the ‘electric Jesus’ who pioneered the modern system of AC (alternating current) we now use*. And, in an effort to help rectify this situation, I’d like to present the following article, taken from an 1899 […]