Wednesday, 3 April 2013
quote [ I am officially Very Poorly. ]
Terrible tragic news, one of the best authors of modern science fiction and contemporary thrillers has been diagnosed with late stage cancer.
Fuck you cancer ... seriously, fuck you.
[literature] [by moriati@6:53pmGMT] [+10 Informative] [33 comments]
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
quote [ So, okay, the obvious question: why exactly would you want to put squids in space? I mean, besides the cool factor, what is there to be gained? ]
I for one welcome our new cephalopod overlords from space ...
[sci&tech] [by moriati@7:36pmGMT] [+5 Interesting] [24 comments]
quote [ A high-energy laser (HEL) fired from a US warship off the California coast has ignited a nearby boat. ]
The US Navy has fired a laser gun from one of its ships for the first time. Hurray for lasers ... is there anything they can't do (lasers that is, not the US Navy)?
[sci&tech] [by moriati@6:41pmGMT] [+10 Interesting] [65 comments]
Friday, 4 September 2009
quote [ A triumph for Dutch police quickly turned out to be an embarrassing mistake after they destroyed what they thought was a field of cannabis plants. ]
Those crazy Dutch, if anyone was going to know the difference between cannabis and hemp I would have thought it would be the Dutch police.
[by moriati@6:14amGMT] [+10 Funny] [7 comments]
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
quote [ The male, XY stem cells underwent the crucial process of "meiosis" - halving the number of chromosomes. The process over creating and developing the sperm took four to six weeks. ]
Artificial sperm of the human variety ... does anyone else feel a little more like a piscine bicycle today?
Previous post in 2006 regarding mice here.
Short Ask SE: regarding a sexylosers strip based on this news in extended
[sci&tech] [by moriati@10:37amGMT] [+4 Interesting] [12 comments]
Thursday, 23 April 2009
quote [ To be sustainable the state must be resilient against disturbances and be able to persist indefinitely. ]
A short, interesting piece on postbiological existence and sustainability.
[by moriati@9:45pmGMT] [+3 Interesting] [12 comments]
Friday, 12 December 2008
quote [ Archaeologists have found the remains of what could be Britain's oldest surviving human brain. ]
The ultimate amuse bouche for the epicurean zombie perhaps?
[sci&tech] [by moriati@7:59amGMT] [+6 Interesting] [19 comments]
Sunday, 25 May 2008
quote [ Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel has finally been completed. An extraordinary device called a Telectroscope has been installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth. ]
London calling, yeah, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
After all this, won't you give me a smile?
[art] [by moriati@2:43pmGMT] [+5 Interesting] [23 comments]
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
quote [ We have decided on our own, not due to any court order or agreement, to bring the Torrentspy.com search engine to an end and thus we permanently closed down worldwide on March 24, 2008. ]
[sci&tech] [by moriati@7:50pmGMT] [+10 Informative] [57 comments]
Wednesday, 13 September 2006
quote [ Robots for restricted access applications
A snake-arm robot is a flexible manipulator that can "follow the nose" into an awkward environment and access areas that might otherwise be inaccessible. ]
Spider sense tingling ...
[sci&tech] [by moriati@8:22amGMT] [+9 Interesting] [12 comments]
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