This Week on The Virtual Skeptics
- Bob’s got nuthin;
- Eve faces a Herculean task;
- And Tim is answering his own questions.
Tomorrow is the 2000th Skeptic History post! The very first one was on the February birthday of a scientist who was an earlier researcher in synaesthesia. Who was that scientist?
Bob Blaskiewicz’s segment (at 4:46)
Bob’s segment was about “nothing” so he has no links.
Brian Gregory’s segment (at 17:52)
Self-Folding Origami Robot Goes From Flat to Walking in Four Minutes http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/self-folding-printable-origami-robot
IBM Unveils a ‘Brain-Like’ Chip With 4,000 Processor Cores http://www.wired.com/2014/08/ibm-unveils-a-brain-like-chip-with-4000-processor-cores/
Hitchbot has almost made it. Stupid humans. http://www.hitchbot.me/
Clearpath Robotics is the first robotics company to sign on with the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots http://www.businessinsider.com/clearpath-robotics-joins-campaign-to-stop-killer-robots-2014-8
Tim Farley’s segment (at 36:13)
Tim blogged about this trick with Stack Exchange yesterday: http://skeptools.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/answering-own-questions-stack-exchange-seo-outreach/
Stack Exchange itself is here: http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/
Eve Siebert’s segment (at 46:07)
Raw Story: Chemtrail movie “Poison Sky” to feature TV’s Hercules and terrified AZ residents http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/08/chemtrails-movie-poison-sky-to-feature-tvs-hercules-and-terrified-az-residents/
James Kirk Wall, Bill O’Reilly’s shameful interview with “God’s Not Dead” Kevin Sorbo http://www.chicagonow.com/an-agnostic-in-wheaton/2014/03/bill-oreillys-shameless-interview-with-gods-not-dead-kevin-sorbo/
Contrail Science: The Science and Pseudoscience of Contrails and Chemtrails http://contrailscience.com/
AZ Central: State lawmaker listens to concerns about “chemtrails” http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/27/state-lawmaker-listens-concerns-chemtrails/11445993/
Atlanta Star Party is still coming up – they had some trouble with their ticketing system but it’s fixed. It’s Thursday, August 28th in two weeks. $5 off with code KRELNIK2014
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