Archive for September, 2001

How to live forever

How to live forever

Also on Slashdot today is this story about the discovery of a gene that kills cells. It could be used to kill cancer or potentially keep patients alive forever.

September 29, 2001 0 comments
Bush’s pubic enemy No. 1

Bush’s pubic enemy No. 1

Check out this conceptual art piece/protest at Salon.

September 28, 2001 0 comments
Lost city of Atlantis found

Lost city of Atlantis found

According to the New Scientist a researcher has located an island matching Plato’s description of Atlantis. This is a pretty cool story amongst the rest of the grim stories in the news right now. Link.

September 20, 2001 1 comment
Call in the Robot Brain Surgeons!

Call in the Robot Brain Surgeons!

Path Finder, the world’s first robotic brain surgeon has begun clinical trials at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK. It won’t be able to do operations that are not already possible, but will be able to do them faster and more accurately. Link.

September 7, 2001 0 comments
Searching for the world’s funniest joke

Searching for the world’s funniest joke

A group of cognitive scientists known as “Laugh Lab” are searching for the World’s Funniest Joke. What’s your favorite joke?

September 7, 2001 1 comment
New E-Sheep comic posted

New E-Sheep comic posted

The latest “Apocamon” story is out on E-Sheep.

September 7, 2001 1 comment
Russia and NASA both launch space tourism programs

Russia and NASA both launch space tourism programs

Both NASA and Russia are working on space tourism programs. Yay!

September 7, 2001 0 comments
Burning Man no longer autonomous zone

Burning Man no longer autonomous zone

It seems Burning Man is no longer the autonomous zone it once was. This year homoerotic art was banned by local authorities, and many people were cited for drugs and other crimes. (link via Random Walks).

September 5, 2001 0 comments
Stephen Hawking warns that humans may become obsolete

Stephen Hawking warns that humans may become obsolete

Stephen Hawking warns that in order to compete with AI, people will have to resort to genetic engineering (link via Meta Filter).

September 5, 2001 3 comments
Hellraiser tarot cards

Hellraiser tarot cards

Tarot cards based on Clive Barker’s Hellraiser are available here (link via the Barbelith Underground).

September 3, 2001 0 comments