Space geekiness: a lecture

I really, really hate it when events don’t have an online presence. I like broadcasting things.  Not to be able to do so easily, particularly when it’s something interesting, is upsetting.  I have fitlets of pique thereover.  As it were. Anyhoo, on to the point of this post: tomorrow, in Wellington, there’s going to be […]

Mindbullets goodness: The Avatar Wars

Does anyone else out there read Mind Bullets? If not, I’d thoroughly recommend it.  Or else wait for me to occasionally post on it (when it’s appropriate to this forum).  The most recent post certainly is. Mind Bullets, for the uninitiated, is part of the FutureWorlds network.  Basically, a bunch of really interesting people like […]

When art meets science - Wireless in your World

This is what happens when art and science get together and make very beautiful motion infographic babies. We’re used to the idea that we’re surrounded by wifi networks (well, I hope we are).  Still, have you ever actually tried to visual them all, and how they surround you and overlap with each other? I’ve not, […]

Quantum memory improves (vastly)

Let’s hope I manage to explain this properly :) Firstly, a shoutout to a local - a University of Otago researcher was actually involved in this.  Hooray!  It means I get, not only to geek out, but to have pride in doing so.  Always a nice feeling. So, on with the post.  Well, in essence, […]

Towards evolvable circuitry

In the recent past, I stumbled across a paper entitled “The evolvability of programmable hardware”.  I was, as I’m sure would be the case for anyone, immediately fascinated. This, then, is the account of that paper, dear reader.  But a word of background, perhaps, before we dive in. Biological systems are known for their ability […]

A miscellany: delinkification, engineer duels and email addresses

I spend a great deal of my time every day reading things.  Not only is it my job, but it might well be a compulsive habit anyway. And I often want to share these things.  For this purpose, I have begun using Twitter frequently, but sometimes it’s nice to share interesting and amusing findings using […]