Category: Science

Birds play guitar better than most people

For an upcoming show at the Barbican Art Gallery, French artist CĂ©leste Boursier-Mougenot has set up an environment for finches to be musicians. By setting up electric guitars to be the only perches for the birds to stand and play on, they are left with little choice but to make music. What’s astonishing is that

I am SO anxious for this

If there’s one thing that REALLY annoys me it’s wired! Yeah, it seems silly since we think that we need them. In my mind, even as a kid, I thought there must be a way to transmit electricity without wires or at least figure out a better way to power our appliances and gadgets. Well,

Birds, in concert

This is the first time I’ve really seen this phenomenon on video. Too bad it’s such low quality but still beautiful to watch. There’s a photographer, I think Italian, who does some great black & white photos of this sort of thing too. Sorry, couldn’t find the name in the few minutes I had to

Flat paper speakers..the future of sound?

If you’re slightly crazy like me, you’ve thought about the possibility of flat, flexible speakers and if you’re even partially out there you’ve considered paper speakers. Well, our dreams are becoming a reality. Scientists in Taiwan have developed a flexible paper speaker by sandwiching paper and CNTs together. ”Aside from use in family, stereo, or

Stelarc

I’m sure many of us have thought about the possibility of adding to our body’s natural architecture. Well, Australian artist is known as Stelarc (Stelios Arcadius) actually does! Seen here is one of my personal favorites called simply Ear On Arm. The artist went through a series of surgeries to have a prosthetic ear implanted

Music In My Head

I hope I never need hearing aids but now at least there are options to make my hearing as good or possibly better than before. Plus, I can have music right in my ears via external source- MP3 player, radio, etc… These are attached to your bone behind your ear via small titanium screws that

Longest Solar Eclipse of the 21st Century

Ok, back from a little hiatus….I’ll be posting a lot over the next couple weeks though to make up for it. I’ve seen and heard a ton of great things to share but let’s start with something that will only happen once in our lifetime. If I had the money I would have flown over

Happy PI day!

In case you didn’t know, today is a very important holiday that is often forgotten- Pi Day. Yes, as in the mathematical constant, Ď€. To learn More go to the official site of Pi Day

I can explain..

Scientists seem to be confused about these ‘mysterious’ columns of light appearing in the night sky of Sigulda, Latvia. I have carefully examined the pictures online and can say that aliens are definitely here. Those are obviously beams of light from alien spacecraft. Trust me, I’m an expert. The real question is why they decided

shocking..

For over a century people have been trying to find inventive ways of electrocuting themselves at home. Well, finally a group of socially conscious designers has developed an adapter specifically for sticking your fingers in the socket. No longer will you need to worry about fiddling around with forks or wire.