Nifty. ‘Smart’ holograms used in medical diagnosis. One example given was a sobriety check. If the suspect passed, the hologram would morph into a little green car, indicating he could drive safely. More here. http://www.smartholograms.com/site/sections/default.asp
An article that reviews current video game consoles, as well as past ones. No coverage of the next-gen consoles however, and judging from the comments, the article is plagued with errors. I had to post it though, http://www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=9707 because of one particular error and the commenter who provided:
“Oh dear. Nokia runs on SYMBIAN, not SYBIAN. Symbian is an OS. Sybian is a sex toy.”
Oh yes; do you remember those ‘Just So’ stories? The tales that ‘explained’ some of the unique features of animals? i.e. How the elephant got its trunk, etc. I realized the other day that with all the awesome, bizarre adaptations we know about these days, a new Just So story collection should be written. I want to see hilariously convoluted attempts to practically explain how frogs developed the ability to change genders, or how anglerfish developed their glowing lure, and even more complex and esoteric chemical defenses, genetic harbingers, etc. I’d write it, but I dropped out of the biology major, so get someone else.
In other news, I’d really like a brownie right now. I don’t care if it’s magical or not, I just want chocolate chewiness.
And finally, here’s the Carpe Diem quiz.
|| You scored as Rodney.
Which Carpe Diem Character are YOU?
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*update* I made a quiz! It isn’t great, but as far as first attempts go it’s okay. What novel would you write? http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=7708 Lemme know what you think.