Daily Archives: November 16, 2007

Hmmm…we have levees in California, don’t we?

“A long-simmering dispute about whether a leading engineering organization whitewashed the role of the Army Corps of Engineers in the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina has broken into the open with a bitter YouTube spoof and a … Continue reading

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And the robot roaches shall lead them…or something

“Many a mother has said, with a sigh, ‘If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?’ “The answer, for cockroaches at least, may well be yes. Researchers using robotic roaches were able to persuade real cockroaches to … Continue reading

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The 20,000 year old woman

“Each year, American adults have, overall, a 1-in-1,743 chance of dying in an accident. That means that even if nothing else killed you—doing away with old age and disease—you would on average live to be 1,743 years old before a … Continue reading

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