Cory Doctorow at 10:55 am Tue, May 22, 2012
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A great short video from a CalTech gas-sensing lab explains the science of gas-detection and analysis.
The Electronic Nose: Sniffing Out the Dangerous Stuff to Keep Our Noses Safe
Professor Farnsworth Smell-O-Scope
But will it tell you who farted?
Based on my experiences in airport security lines, the TSA desperately needs a machine that will.
How long before Smellovision weplaces television?
I read that in my Elmer Fudd voice.
Did I miss it or did the video actually not explain how the sensors worked? It seems it was 1) prep for sensors through bubbling, etc 2) hand-wave about sensor magic 3) analyze results.
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I haven't read much by science fiction author Jack Vance, but the one or two books I read, long ago, I enjoyed greatly.
It was fun to see people expressing themselves at Maker Faire with colorful clothes and accessories. (See Part 1)
Cool Clothes and Styles of Maker Faire Attendees (Part 2)
Cartoonist Lars Martinson submitted the first installment of the Kameoka Diaries to Reddit. As a result, his website, which gets about 100 visitors a day, had 48,342 visitors in a single day.
Mark Frauenfelder at 10:44 am Tue, May 22, 2012
Mark Frauenfelder at 10:43 am Tue, May 22, 2012
Mark Frauenfelder at 10:00 am Tue, May 22, 2012