Fun and Games

FUN FRIDAY: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

The chart is just a start, but if you’re feeling like a little bit of a kick with your food, you’ll get an idea of just how hot some common sauces are, thanks to Sriracha2Go. Sriracha,…



FUN FRIDAY: The world in miniature

Few things out there as cool as a photograph of something really really small. AdaFruit industries recently published a series of what they call “macrophotographs” showing very small things at high magnification. Of course, the photos…



COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Laika the Dog

The first creature to fly through space wasn’t a person. That honor goes to Laika the dog, who was launched into space in 1957, just months after the launch of the first successful artificial satellite. Laika…


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Download gigabytes at 65mph

You’re driving along at highway speeds and (ahem) your passenger is safely using a mobile device. Perhaps watching a movie, updating an app, crushing a candy, whatever. So let’s get this straight. Since the average range of a…


FUN FRIDAY: Liquid Cats?

Never let it be said that scientists have no sense of humor. In fact, an advanced and somewhat warped sense of humor is almost mandatory when dealing with quantum mechanics, I’m told. That’s why, I’m sure,…