An Inconvenient Scientist

There’s a recent article in the Boston Globe about how opposing views on global warming are being squashed at — of all places — MIT.   MIT’s Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology Richard Lindzen recently complained about the “shrill alarmism”

Hosted File Sharing

I’ve discovered a web site known as that provides free hosting of file sharing.  The nice part about 4shared is that it’s user interface is very similar to Windows Explorer — i.e., hierarchical directories, file properties, searches, etc.  It also

PC – 25th Birthday

On August 12, 1981, IBM released the PC. In less than two years, IBM had created a computer that would not only change IBM, but the entire world, mostly because it did not follow IBM tradition. It used a new

New Gadgets

I’ve always enjoyed the “What’s New” section in Popular Science.  When I was a youngster, I used to look forward to reading my brother’s copy of the magazine that showed the newest technologies being introduced into consumer products.   Today, the

Airbag & Radar Gun Stops Terrorists

Whoever thought a radar gun and an airbag could provide protection from Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG)?  According to an article in Military Strategy Page, there is a new system undergoing tests that uses a modified car airbag, radar technology found in

The End of Car Chases?

Los Angeles is notorious for its epic police chases, but it appears that the LAPD is going to be taking a new approach to car pursuits.  A recent issue of Popular Science illustrates how the police will shoot a GPS homing