Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke's End

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke.

Hey, when you originate the notion of geostationary satellites as communications relays and give Kubrick the idea for "2001," that alone justifies your time on earth as sentient dust.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bad dog

OK, kids. Here's a beastie they cooked up at Boston Dynamics. On the one hand, it's a way cool leap in robotic technology. On the other hand, it reminds me of something out of the Book of Revelations. Not to mention the fact that it's a project commissioned by the Defense Department.

Ain't science grand?