Interesting, Cool and Useful – Mar 07

Cool by on March 11, 2007 at 8:57 pm


  • Remote Control Pigeons. Chinese scientists have implanted electrodes in the brains of pigeons and are able to control their (up, down, left right).
  • Satellites that repair satellites. Two DARPA-funded satellites were launched last week to demonstrate autonomous refueling and servicing techniques of other satellites.



I also stumbled on a few items that I’ll classify as



  1. acewasabi — March 11, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    From your pigeon link:

    “UPDATE: Noah here. Sharon, as an Iowa girl, may be able to look at this development with detached amusement. I, for one, am outraged. Those of us growing up in New York know that there is nothing nastier than the swarming, disease-ridden, flying rats who turn every public place into a fight for room to breathe. Now China is looking to engineer a fleet of cyborg pigeon slaves? Damn them. And damn those old ladies who feed the pigeons, in the first place.”

  2. Doug Karr — March 12, 2007 @ 4:17 am

    Thanks so much for posting about the Contact Form plugin!


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