Updated: 04/01/2004; 01:26:27.

31 December 2003

"Paolo Viscardi, flight physiologist at the University of Leeds, says that if they do, they need record-breaking wings."
2:19:06 PM    comment []

Extreme overclocking
1:33:21 AM    comment []

10 December 2003

Breaking the Gigapixel Barrier
6:06:08 PM    comment []

27 November 2003

"A set of (originally) unsolved problems in mathematics proposed by Hilbert. Of the 23 total, ten were presented at the Second International Congress in Paris on August 8, 1900. Furthermore, the final list of 23 problems omitted one additional problem on proof theory (Thiele 2001)."
6:14:45 PM    comment []

"Let k be an integer such that k is larger than or equal to zero, and let H be the Hilbert number. In this paper, we use the method of describing functions to prove that in the Liénard equation, the upper bound for H(2k+1) is k. By applying this method to any planar polynomial vector field, it is possible to completely solve the second part of Hilbert's 16th problem."
6:09:44 PM    comment []

06 November 2003

"Biologists have linked a mysterious, underwater farting sound to bubbles coming out of a herring's anus. No fish had been known to emit sound from its anus nor to be capable of producing such a high-pitched noise."
12:18:28 PM    comment []

'A study has shown that domestic cats infected with a parasite called toxoplasma gondii can actually alter the personalities of their human owners, turning women into "sex kittens" and men into "alley cats."'
12:09:18 PM    comment []

"Scientists have proved that even the most seemingly innocent chat with a woman can be enough to send male sex hormones soaring."
12:07:04 PM    comment []

"Middle-aged men now have a good excuse to go to the pub with their mates - it is good for their brains."

<Airplane!>"Guess I picked the wrong year to give up drinking!"</Airplane!>

Thanks to Ian F for the link; and to Dr. Singh-Manoux, a research psychologist in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCL for leading the research. ;-)

12:01:26 PM    comment []

03 November 2003

Brave man.
2:48:32 PM    comment []

I've just tried it sober, tricky.

"Bulmers, makers of Strongbow, have sent consignments of the new Aeromats to student bars at [...] University College London to test them before it considers whether to distribute them elsewhere."

2:44:13 PM    comment []

28 October 2003

Is there nothing special about 122?
3:04:33 AM    comment []

27 October 2003

"Disclaimer: This information is presented for your information only. Anyone who tries to duplicate these demonstrations does so entirely at their own risk. There is a chance that you will damage your microwave oven. There is a chance that you will cause a fire. There is a chance that a heated object will explode. Heated water can unexpectedly burst into violent boiling. Messing with a microwave oven is stupid if you don't know what you're doing."

9:29:15 PM    comment []

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