Anti-antibiotic Action

The Harvard Medical School set up a beautiful and terrifying demonstration of how antibiotic resistance evolves in bacteria. Many people have problems understanding just how huge a problem this is, or just how powerfully resistant bacteria can become. The demonstration was time-lapsed over a two week period, and should speak for itself. There is good…

Smartphone Vision Enhancement Tech

I’ve noticed a growing number of vision enhancement tech offerings in the last few months, specifically those that augment existing smartphones. Like drones and VR, this tech is still in the primordial phase, but there are some really cool gadgets out already. Below are some of the coolest examples I’ve seen thus far.   The…

Infographics!: The Evolutionary Tree Of Religion

This is another one of those infographics that could send me tumbling down an endless googling rabbit hole. It’s fascinating that the primordial elder god of all religions is Animism, and yet it makes a lot of sense. There are numerous other fascinating insights here as well, such as the fact that Christianity, Judaism, and…

I work for NASA!

And so can you! Download the new NASA GLOBE Observer app, and you can take pictures of atmospheric conditions in your environments (clouds!) to augment NASA’s already significant data sets. The app is being developed as part of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)  program which trains students to be citizen scientists and…

Superman Detection Theory

Signal Detection Theory (SDT) is very important field–arguably one of the most important contributions of modern psychology. Simplistically, it looks at how signals are detected amidst noise, and the factors that effect this process. This is at work when the TSA is screening your luggage, it dictates where street signs are placed, and it informs…