Virtual Bourgeois

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Science Coolness

Posted by Gerald on July 24, 2007

 A couple items from the BBC for the science nerd in all of us:

From the “people of the past were really kind of smart” file; researchers have come up with a design for a very robust nano-sized computer based on Charles Babbage’s “difference engine.”  Somewhere William Gibson and Bruce Sterling are smiling – extra geek points if you got the reference.

From the “creatures in the past were really big” file comes the discovery in Greece of the remains of a Mastodon.  There was no report on whether they also found the remains of a giant sloth and a smilodon nearby.  Definitely no “skrat”.

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