To borrow from I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue, as the Ipod tune of time shuffles into the playlist of obscurity it’s time to take another look at the week just gone.
Plenty of decent stuff this week – Newsnight’s Bionic Hand report, great piece on the power of YouTube to popularize science and a great insight into the mid of Neil Gaiman – brains behind one of the best Doctor Who stories ever.
Monorail, monorail got to have a monorail…
Nice read on the always excellent boingboing about America’s first monorail – it’s older than you think. Sticking with rail related transport – how about robotic levitating trains (this may have been an over-excited piece of paraphrasing)
Space age transport
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Neil Gaiman, writer of the DW episode 4 The Doctor’s Wife – better known as 45 minutes of TV perfection – took part in a webchat on the Guardian. Good it was too.
More Sci-Fi Books and TV
Meet the real six million dollar man
The BBC covered the story of a man who chose to go bionic – by having his damaged hand amputated and replaced with a robotic hand.
And in Other science-related news
Quote of the week
Steroids are wrong but how about LSD for pitchers? – Sarah Silverman – guest pundit on Fox Sports for Red Sox v Yankees. Cue mild panic from the Fox sports team
Adam Westbrook asked the question Can we teach journalists entrepreneurship?
Blip.TV had a redesign and relaunched itself as a fully fledged web tv network
Go the F**k to Sleep bedtime book is hit with parents