The Science Word 08_12_18

January 15th, 2009
Dr. Kiki briefly runs through a few of the more interesting recent science news stories to hit the presses. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Cute Robot!

January 15th, 2009

“Living better with robots”

That’s the motto of the Personal Robotics Group at MIT’s Media Lab. I totally agree that robots will make much of our human lives easier and even better. And, if quality of life improvement equals better, then this little cutie is sure to play a crucial role in humanity’s future.

On the Lists

January 12th, 2009

Each year there are several lists compiled of the top this of that’s of the past year. I’m honored to once again be on the Wired Sexiest Geeks list even though there aren’t any pictures of me in a bikini available to the public on the web. It is a testament to the idea that there is more to sexy than being scantily clad.

More exciting, however, is my inclusion as a runner up on Violet Blue’s top 10 sexiest geeks list (Thanks to some comments, I just realized that the site is potentially NSFW. You know, attention is a funny thing. I didn’t even see the sexy pics and ads lining the article on either side.)

Her list is full of sexy, brainy, geeky people who do amazing things in the world. Violet has a method for choosing her annual top 10, which (I have to say) is an improvement over the bashfest that Wired has developed. (I do hope that Wired improves their voting system if they have a sexiest geeks contest next year… please!)

Anyway, thanks for almost putting me in the top 10, Violet! I’m sure that I was number 11… 😉

The Story of the Experiment

January 5th, 2009

This is an excellent TED talk about the human story of science and experimentation. I highly recommend taking half an hour to enjoy and learn from scientist story-teller, Kary Mullis.