Can You Catch Up on Sleep?

An interesting article in Scientific American on the subject of “sleep debt“… It appears that most Americans sleep between 6 to 10 hours per day (I’m at the low-end of that range), and you can make up for lost sleep. 

Cyber Attacks and Asymmetric Warfare

An interesting article in the BBC about hackers and the impact on the Internet: During the two week “cyber war” against Estonia, hackers shut down the websites of banks, governments and political parties using “denial-of-service” (DoS) attacks, which knock websites

Tell Them You Weren’t Speeding

Here is a great answer the next time you get stopped for speeding… According to a recent article in Popular Mechanics, the accuracy of most car speedometers is very suspect: “While the Garmin had my ground speed at a cautious

One-Way Trip to Mars

NASA was interviewing professionals they were considering to send to Mars. The touchy part was that only one guy could go and it would be a one way trip, the guy never returning to Earth. The interviewer asked the first applicant,

Earthquake Hits Dayton!?

While I was out of town on Friday, the Dayton area experienced a minor earth tremor.  Missy told me she felt the walls shake when she was waking up early Friday morning (I told her that the house is only supposed to shake

Is Cholesterol Good or Bad for You?

A health study by Japanese researchers has found that people with low levels of LDL cholesterol (i.e., ”bad cholesterol”) are more likely to die than those with higher levels.   Did you get that?   Men and women in the group with the lowest

Watch the Moslem Engineer

There is an interesting article in Electronic Engineering Times entitled “Jihad Study Roils Engineering”.  It appears that a recent study conducted by Oxford College concluded that most of the massive terrorist attacks are committed by Moslems (of course, we knew that

Einstein on Physics

Eliezer Shklovsky passed along this quote and observation: “In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from