Death Bed

March 28th, 2008 | researchmaterial

The Quantum Sleeper is America’s premier anti-terrorist bed.

The Quantum Sleeper Unit is a high-level security system designed for maximum protection in various hostile environments

Quantum Sleepers can also be fitted to provide protection from destructive forces of nature such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

The Quantum Sleeper is the ultimate in protection, entertainment and communications, “ ALL ROLLED UP IN ONE”.

(found by Sarah at Shortpants Press, thanks)

Jamais Cascio’s Green Tomorrows

March 28th, 2008 | people I know

Jamais Cascio is doing a talk at Future Salon in Palo Alto this evening. All details are here.

For the rest of us, they’re going to try and webcast the presentation, asking that we "point your Quicktime viewer to the following address: rtsp://"

On Whitechapel Today

March 28th, 2008 | brainjuice

Whitechapel being my message board and usually the easiest way to find me:

* This week’s comics reviews & discussion thread.

* Someone collecting up sex-blog links.

* The monthly self-portrait thread.

* The cultural ethic of steampunk.

* Kings of Power 4 Billion % (no, I don’t have a clue what that means either)

Neanderthal Cosmetics

March 28th, 2008 | researchmaterial

Francesco d’Errico, an archaeologist from the University of Bordeaux, France, has found crafted lumps of pigment – essentially crayons – left behind by Neanderthals across Europe. He says that Neanderthals, who most likely had pale skin, used these dark pigments to mark their own as well as animal skins. And, since body art is a form of communication, this implies that the Neanderthals could speak, d’Errico says.

Neanderthals wore make-up and liked to chat – being-human – 27 March 2008 – New Scientist


March 27th, 2008 | photography

MASSIVE DEFEAT is back in Iraq: