January 2005 Archives

'Living' robots powered by muscle »»

Tiny robots powered by living muscle have been created by scientists But when biological cells become attached to silicon - are they alive? "They're absolutely alive," Professor Montemagno told BBC News. "I mean the cells actually grow, multiply and assemble - they form the structure themselves. So the device is alive." The notion is likely to disturb many who already have concerns about nanotechnology.

Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby »»

Best intro to a programming language, ever. Even if you have absolutely no interest in Ruby, or programming for that matter, take a look. HIGH-larious. Oh yes.