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Content posted in April 2007
Looking at things upside down
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
If you don a pair of special glasses that make everything appear to be upside down, after a few days your brain will learn how to compensate.
Victorian fax machines?
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4/28/2007   Post a comment
Images were being captured, transmitted, and reproduced by electromechanical means in 1842, only five years after Queen Victoria had ascended to the throne!
The girls bite back - boys using computers
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
A reader is kind enough to point us toward a graphic illustration depicting how men use computers (and how true it is).
Looking at the world in a whole new way
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
We're used to seeing maps of the world presented in terms of area, but this site shows them scaled in terms of population, wealth, fast-food, and many other criteria.
Girls using computers?
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Here's a new collection of rather funny images from around the web (including "Geek Toilet", "Hello Dear", "Useless Cat", and "Girls' Computer")!
Don't bite the hand that...
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
This is pretty cool - see how first grade kids respond when presented with the first halves of well-known quotes.
One of the funniest things I've seen on the web
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
It's been a long, LONG day, but this little scamp of a web-based thread made me laugh out loud!
Genetically modifying human visual and other sensory systems
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
Recent experiments on mice suggest that it may be possible to correct color blindness and even augment other sensory systems (why have drug-sniffing dogs when you can have drug-sniffing policemen?)


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