Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Experiments In The Revival Of Organisms

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Techfilm Studio, Moscow 1940.

Still lots of debate as to whether this one’s real or not but a good’un nonetheless.

It was mentioned in Time magazine in November 1943. “The autojector can also keep a dog’s heart beating outside its body, has kept a decapitated dog’s head alive for hours—the head cocked its ears at a noise and licked its chops when citric acid was smeared on them.”

Artbots 2008

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Went along to the Artbots exhibition at Trinity’s Science Gallery yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it.  There were fifteen works in all.  Took a couple of snaps on my phone’s crappy camera.

Pictured below is What It Is Without the Hand That Wields It by Riley Harmon.  I really liked the idea behind this one.

When players shoot each other in a live on-line game of Counter-strike, the valves release a dribble of fake blood. You can just see the Counter-strike screen projected onto the wall at the left of the photo.



My favourite work of the show was this, Untitled by Chris Kaczmarek.

Four solar panels send power to capacitors which then dump the energy into small motors causing the eggs to pull apart, when the power is spent they spring back together producing an unexpectedly loud and intensely satisfying clicking noise.


Spamface in Nature

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

My short story, Spamface, appears in this week’s issue of Nature, on sale August 28th.

Nature – International weekly journal of science

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Got some great news yesterday.  Nature editor Henry Gee emailed me to say that he’s accepting my short story “Spamface” for publication in the Futures section of an upcoming issue.

Click below for info on the current issue.

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