MINI ALMANAC


Calendar

Moon phase


Highlights:

Norbert Wiener

IG-NOBEL 2005

The Da Vinci Code

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

The Solomon Key

NOBEL MEDICINE 2004

IG-NOBEL PRIZES
2004

The first email

Concerned Scientists write to Bush

Economics Nobel 2003

Chemistry Nobel 2003

Medicine Nobel 2003
Literature Nobel 2003

Physics Nobel 2003

Life on Mars ?
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of Double Helix

Good Bye Dolly
On Stonehenge
The Loss of Columbia
IG Nobel 2002
The invention of :-)
West Nile Virus
Asteroid Impact?
Molecule Hunt
Tuxedo Park
Ancient Trade Routes
Pop Singer to Fly In Space
Great Ideas

Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics


Baraka

The Universe in a Nutshell
Copenhagen, the Play
Count of Monte Cristo
Nobel Prize 2001
John Nash
Echelon
Kernel Methods

Ig-Nobel Prize
Einstein's Brain
Space Turism
Floating City
Mir's Blast
Origins
Great Books
Nobel Prize
In the mind of:
Serial Killers
The secret shuttle
Are we aliens?
Studying ET
Dinosaurs
Bonobo
Pattern Analysis
Early Vibrators
and Hysteria
The CYB.ORGs
among us
Book: Darwin
Book: Russell

 

CYB.ORGs
Do cybernetic organisms already exist ?

The myth of a creature half human (or animal) and half machine has pervaded the science fiction literature for decades, and still now it is considered as one of the undesirable possible outcomes of our technological race.

What if cyborgs are already among us ?

A professor in Reading has implanted a microchip in his body, to experiment different ways of communication with computers ...
A researcher in the US has been wearing a wearable computer and has been connected with the internet for 8 years no-stop.

Robots are being designed to digest meat ...
Artificial organs and limbs are routinely being fitted to disabled people, and experiments are under way for brain implants.

In particular, a man has been living for 23 years with a direct implant into his visual corex, and has now a very primitive vision thanks to a camera connected to it.

A company in the US is looking into providing spinal implants to obtain orgasms on command.

What next ?

We start a series devoted to this issue:

THE ORGASM BUTTON ?

BLIND MAN WIRED TO CAMERA

CONSTANTLY ONLINE FOR 8 YEARS

 


Read More
Spare Parts :
Organ Replacement in American Society

by Renee C. Fox, Judith P. Swazey

 

Va Pensiero - Copyright 2004- In association with Amazon.com

 

Quotable Quote

Random Link

History of Technology

Is this Monument Telling the Truth ?



This monument in downtown Boston is at odds with a recent Congress resolution, granting to Antonio Meucci - not Alexander Bell - moral rights for the invention of the telephone .... more

 
Improbable Research

The 2005 IG Nobel Prizes were awarded in a ceremony at Harvard University.

THE 2005 AWARDS:

CLICK HERE !

 

... read more

 


Good Vibrations
by Joani Blank, Ann Whidden