01 – Dude, you had me at ‘light sabers‘.
02 – Two off the shelf medicines combine to form a cancer Terminator. All you have to do is label all your tumors ‘Sarah Connor’. Couple the treatment with this, and you’ll make sure it sticks around to get the job done with no pesky lovesick heroes getting in the way.
03 – A cheap way to make hydrogen from water. Cheap in that it is efficient and the catalyst is not exotic or expensive.
04 – Blue Pee, Malaria free!
05 – The Turducken of particle physics. This is pretty neat, actually, although I have no idea if anyone has any clue if such a state is useful beyond expanding the frontiers of physics.
06 – I see this as simply a new artificial eye, but I wonder if it can’t be the first step towards advanced corrective lenses for human vision. And by advanced, I mean Super-Vision(TM)!
07 – Robots are getting into the custom furniture biz.
08 – Uber is being smart. Sure, they’ll turn a profit, but getting people to medical appointments is an obvious good for the service.
09 – Good for you Lego! My only question is, the bricks are still polyethylene, so while they may be sourced from non-petroleum feedstock, are they still a landfill issue (the parts are not biodegradable)? One problem at a time, I guess.
10 – DARPA would really like it if you didn’t die on the battlefield.
12 – Google sees Intel’s 49-qubits and raises them 23-qubits. Oh, man, the World Series of Quantum Poker is getting tense here, folks.
13 – Overall, I give Renault’s concept car an ‘eh’, but I do like the way you enter and leave, where the roof pops up and away. Gotta open the interactive press kit to see what I mean.
14 – Is ball lightning the key to fusion power? Probably not directly, but I think ball lightning is cool.
15 – I’m thinking we’ll be needing these in the next 25-50 years. Unless the GMO haters have their way. Oh, what am I saying, in 25-50 years, the GMO haters will be dead of starvation because everything we grow will have some kind of GMO tweak to it.
16 – Don’t worry, Tin Man, we got you covered.
17 – Researchers in Northern Ireland have created a gamma ray burst in the lab. In entirely unrelated news, there are unconfirmed reports of the largest and angriest leprechaun ever seen roaming the Irish countryside.
18 – Last one, and it shows that despite popular belief to the contrary, scientists have a sense of humor.