Category: Science

Feb 04 2014

They Do Exist: Magnetic Monopoles

[notice]Warning: Science Content![/notice] When you hear the words “Magnetic Monopoles” what do you think about? I obviously have an image of those episodes of The Big Bang Theory when the guys went to the North Pole to look for magnetic monopoles to help prove string theory. No one died but some fantastic facial hair resulted. …

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Jan 30 2014

Interesting: What Do People Taste Like

If you were asked what human flesh tasted like how would you react? Would you be curious? You know, scientifically curious. Or would you just be horrified that the question was being posed at all? Once you got over yourself, obviously your first answer is going to be that people taste like chicken. Because everything …

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Jan 22 2014

Must be Aliens: Robot Discovers New Life Under Antartica

Back in 2010 the National Science Foundation was doing a lot of experimental drilling in Antarctica. We knew about the drilling back then, at least I did because I pay attention, but the report on what was found was just released last month. I’m guessing this is because the scientists needed time to edit the …

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Jan 21 2014

Worth 10 Million Words: History of Medicine in Pictures

Wellcome Images just made a group of 100,000 medical images available for public viewing. It’s got all sorts of stuff from all periods of medicine. Images like the insanity you see above. The hairy monster in the middle represents a patient wracked by fever. To the left, a blue beast representing feverish, shivering ague ensnares …

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Jan 10 2014

Thank You: Finally an Explanation for Why the Solar System is Flat

Don’t you love it when after years of stewing over a particular question you finally stumble upon the answer. That just happened to me. Since I was in Middle School I’ve wondered why our solar system is flat, or close enough not to matter. No one has ever been able to give me an answer. …

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Jan 09 2014

Austrailian Science Agency Apologizes for Failing to Create a Dragon

A couple of days ago Australia’s Science Agency issued a national apology that they hadn’t yet created or discovered a dragon. I’ll be the first to say that we’ll forgive them so long as they redouble their efforts and give us a dragon by the end of the decade. We dragon lovers are patient people, …

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Jan 09 2014

Not Until They get a Drive-Through: Best Fries in the Universe

If you’re an active follower of Uncanny Flats you know that scientists and researchers are always studying random crap that doesn’t need studying. Like how to pee without splashback or what it looks like when you glue LEDs to snails. Well, this time they are searching the universe for the perfect french fry. Or at …

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Jan 02 2014

Build me a Hoverboard: Acoustic Levitation

I hope you are all having a good new year so far. Hope your resolutions are treating you well. I’m doing good on mine so far, but I set goals that I can’t help but complete so I kinda get to define victory however I want to. If your resolution is to finally get that …

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Dec 23 2013

Seems Wasteful: Using Alcohol to Send a Text

Researchers at York University in Toronto Canada are using magic alcohol, a desk fan, and an Arduino to send text messages. Because apparently cell phones haven’t made it to Canada yet. Their system sprays bursts of vodka which blow across a table and are gathered and decoded on the other side as binary code which …

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Dec 17 2013

Point it My Way: Science Working on Invisibility Laser

Using science and reasoning that I can’t quite comprehend, so I’m assuming it’s actually magic, scientists in Singapore are working on building an invisibility gun that shoots a beam of darkness to cause an object to disappear. Don’t ask me how it works, I already told you I don’t know. What I did gather is …

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