- Can ‘excited delirium’ get cops off the hook? – health – 08 August 2009 – New Scientist
"Anecdotally, physicians use the term to describe a state in which a person becomes agitated and combative, with superhuman strength and skyrocketing body temperature."
(tags:crime med )
- Robots to get their own operating system – tech – 10 August 2009 – New Scientist
"At present, all robot software is designed uniquely, even for parts common to all robots ? that could be about to change"
(tags:sci tech robot-revolt )
- Open the Future: The “End of Politics” Delusion
"You have my express permission to kick the next person — especially someone advocating the embrace of radical forms of technological advancement — who tells you that they wish nothing more than to get rid of, move beyond, or otherwise avoid "politics." Kick them hard, and repeatedly."
(tags:peopleiknow pol rant )
- Opening up the BBC’s natural history archive