Boing Boing: Marvel Comics: stealing our language
Marvel and DC are trying to trademark the word "super-hero". This is crazy. Can't these people make money some other way? They're a big company. Do they really need to bully other people around like this? Things like this and patents make me wonder if anyone in the USPTO is awake. Or sane. Or even human.
No, this is not a recipe. It's a sewing pattern for making your very own wierd deep sea creature. I'll let you know when I'm done how difficult it is.
DARPA Seeking Insect Cyborg Creation Team
Um... This is so crazy. DARPA is seeking teams to create cyborg insects that can be remotely controlled and can transmit data back. They go so far as to suggest embedding the tech in the insect prior to metamorphosis so as to get a better integration into the organism. Can this be for real?!? What happens when the insects decide they don't want to be used any more?
Multi-Touch Interaction Research
This is one of the neatest things to come out of the recent Emerging Technology
conference. It is so futuristic seeming I can hardly believe it's real!
Just in case you needed a little cuteness to brighten up an otherwise depressing day...Just a Little GuyLet's Be Friends
Boing Boing: Bizarre looking crustacean discovered
This is definitely an odd lobster! I just love it when new species are found. Like this shark
, found last year and just recently classified.
United Nuclear - Site Stats
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a criminal action against scientific equipment suppliers to ban the sale of common chemicals that could
be used in the making of explosives to anyone not possessing a $1000 license from the ATF to manufacture explosives. While this may seem logical on the surface, many of these chemicals are used in children's science kits, just like the one's I used as a child.
If the government thinks it can protect freedom by taking it away, they are seriously deluded. Criminals are going to get their chemicals one way or another, so yet again we have a law that punishes law abiding citizens instead of criminals. Argh!
Now this I've got to see. I'll definitely be taking the family when (if) it comes to town.