Archive for the Science Posts Category

The Beginning of the Robot Revolution?

Posted in News Articles, Science Posts on September 7, 2009 by eclipticepoch

I am astounded that this hasn’t made more news. I thought it was a prank at first. Now I am just amazed.

Robots that can make their own decisions


Purpose for the Spleen

Posted in News Articles, Science Posts on August 4, 2009 by eclipticepoch

I always thought it was odd that we had an organ inside of us that didn’t have a purpose.

New York Times

One of the possible “Missing Links”?

Posted in Science Posts on May 19, 2009 by eclipticepoch

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Here is one of the fossils some scientists believe might be a “missing link” between higher primates (including ourselves) and other organisms. Studies are ongoing to try and confirm a direct ancestral relationship with humans, but the lead researcher believes it will be confirmed. I wonder what this thing looked like, they say it had thumbs and fingernails (instead of claws).

Oh and they named it Darwinius masillae, to celebrate its place of origin and the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Very appropriate.

Interested in tracking the swine flu?

Posted in Science Posts on May 1, 2009 by eclipticepoch

Here is the CDC link.

They seem to update it on a regular basis. WV is in the clear, and times like these are when I am grateful to live in a more rural community. Maybe the only time I am grateful.