A new scientific study suggests that people who frequently experience positive emotions are less likely to catch colds. Psychologist Sheldon Cohen and his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University interviewed 193 healthy adults daily for two weeks and recorded the positive
Popular Mechanics has a new list of technologies (or at least concepts for technologies) that it claims will be big in 2007. From PRAM to BAN and SmartPills to data clouds, it’s a good summary of upcoming and in-process trends.
If you’re into magic tricks, this site shows a video of how some of the basic tricks are performed with a deck of cards… It’s very interesting.
This site has an interesting article that describes 30 open source software packages you should consider for your Windows-based computer.
This posting is for my steak-eating co-diners who swill Budweiser instead of Merlot… I came across an article in the Washington Post that describes the benefits of drinking red wine. Evidently, researchers have long been fascinated by the “French paradox” —
This is a great article in Popular Science about the reinvention of the standard nail to make houses more tolerant of hurricanes and earthquakes…
If you’re interested in high-brow technical challenges facing mankind, you’ll like this article in NewScientistSpace. It identifies and discusses 13 technical issues that don’t have clear explanations. These include: 1. The placebo effect 5. Dark Matter 12. Not-so-constant constants
Well, it’s official now… we have two broadband connections into the Sokol homestead. We have both a cable modem with wireless network via Roadrunner, and now we have a DSL modem with a separate wireless network via AT&T. Interestingly enough,
Confabb is a new service that offers a centralized place to find information about all kinds of conferences. The site offers everything from speaker and event reviews to photos of the events. It’s an interesting full service site that could
During my recent visit to San Fran/Oakland, I noticed a major bridge construction project underway adjacent to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. My first thoughts assumed that it was an additional bridge to handle all of the traffic moving to/from