Russian Meteorite Strike

A meteorite the size of half a football field entered the atmosphere and exploded over Russia on February 15. Over 100 people were injured when the shockwave blew out windows and caused other incidents. For more information on it, check out the post on Science Daily.

Operation BBQ Relief Helps Feed Moore, Oklahoma

Operation BBQ Relief is a great organization that has been helping feed residents of Moore, Oklahoma after the terrible tornado that leveled the town earlier this week. In case you haven’t heard yet, the tornado was an EF5 and was 1.3 miles wide lasting 45 minutes. It took the lives … Continue reading

Robobees – Robotic Pollinators of the Future

Robobees Scientific American recently published an article on the emerging technology of Robobees. Researchers at Harvard have been working on creating flying robots to perform the tasks of a colony of bees. Beyond pollination, there are many other possible applications for these robobees including: search and rescue (e.g., in the … Continue reading

Hot Sauce Database for Android

Hello fellow chileheads! I’ve created a hot sauce database that can be accessed by the excellent Android app called Memento. To access the database on your Android device, you should first download the Memento app at the Google Play store then follow this link to access the file on my … Continue reading

Maybe we ARE living in the Matrix?!

Scientists to Investigate… This is not your usual news, but it certainly is interesting. Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a way to test whether we are indeed living within a computer simulation. Before you start laughing or shaking your head, consider the original article by Nick Bostrom … Continue reading


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