TED Talk | William Noel | Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes….

How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others. http://goo.gl/ISx0Bi

The Culture That Gave Birth to the Personal Computer

The Culture That Gave Birth to the Personal Computer The idea of a personal computer, one that ordinary individuals could own and operate and keep in their homes, was envisioned in 1945 by Vannevar Bush. After building his Differential Analyzer at MIT and helping to create the military-industrial-academic triangle, he wrote an essay for the July 1945 … Continue reading The Culture That Gave Birth to the Personal Computer

Model Airport

You've heard of model railroading of course; so now there are model airport layouts to play with. Check out this very cool Airport simulation http://youtu.be/Qz4NcTnQedo

Makerbot Robohand

Heard about this on the radio whilst driving | Robohand is focused on developing open-source designs for mechanical finger prosthetics. Thanks to Makerbot generously providing two Replicator 2's to the project, we are now expolring the ways in which 3D printing can be applied to our efforts!Designs will be shared here on Thingiverse as they are … Continue reading Makerbot Robohand

Google Glass….

Google Glass the pros and cons....... I'm sure this has its uses but I think I would become disoriented wearing something like that.  I would be willing to give it a try though.....

Computer History Museum

This Old Computer..... Spend a day at the Computer History Museum. Find out why computer history is 2000 years old. Learn about computer history’s game-changers in our multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar!

At Home in the Digital Age

The new family time: all together in the living room; chatting, browsing, watching. Mom has her iPad, Dad with an Android and adult daughter is on her laptop. The toddler watches "Cars" or "Caillou" on the Apple TV or persuades Grandma to let him have the iPad...... All this whilst the the other TV is on … Continue reading At Home in the Digital Age

Cybersociology Magazine

Cybersociology Magazine | Cybersociology Magazine was launched on 10 October 1997 as a forum for the cross-disciplinary academic discussion of life online. It ran for approximately two years, until 01 September 1999, and seven web based issues were published......

Edward Tenner

Home - Edward Tenner  - History / Technology author, writes about unintended consequences.....

Internet of things…..

Closer to One: Buddhism and The Internet of Things | Bonnier AB. In a very near future there will be an invisible web linking together human beings, physical objects and their virtual representations in an information network.