Fun Friday Link Time… or… End of the Week Science Article Roundup

I am considering setting up some sort of kinetic device to harvest energy from my children. It’s not really forced labor… they run non-stop, no matter what I do to stop them. Who am I to challenge the natural order of things? Besides, not only am I thinking of the children, I’m putting them to good use!

 

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1852747_1854195_1854172,00.html

 

Thank you again, Mr. Einstein, for being so frighteningly brilliant:

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16095-its-confirmed-matter-is-merely-vacuum-fluctuations.html

http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/quarks-gluons-and-corroborating-emc2/2008/11/21/1226770694126.html

 

Not a new article, but still great stuff. When I last did a bit if research on it, the next generation phase was to make a smaller, “portable” version that the army could haul around on trailers. I want one for my backyard. I have enough diapers and dog crap to keep us warm all through the winter…

 

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2007-03/prophet-garbage

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