Joe Mellor

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Why There's Never Any Progress in the War on Income Inequality

The business elite's opposition to raising the minimum wage borders on religious belief.<p>MADISON, WISCONSIN—Sooner or later, the sheer gall of America's corporate panjandrums always overflows the boundaries of common arrogance and drains away in sheer hilarity. For the past several years, the …

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Ten things you might not know about space

Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.<p>Astronomy provides a fascinating and even downright …

Radical molecular flash memory could store massive amounts of data

Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces, according to European scientists.<p>Metal-oxide clusters that can retain electrical charge and act as RAM could form a new basis for data cells used in flash …

How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the <i>Iron Man</i> arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no <i>official</i> scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might …

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Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

This Step-By-Step Guide Lets You Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

You don't need a degree in astrophysics and lots of fancy equipment to detect cosmic rays, those invisible subatomic particles that zoom through space and crash into Earth.<p>All you need is some duct tape and a couple of free apps, and you can turn your smart phone into a pocket cosmic ray …

2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

<i>This being my last weekend with this blog, I wanted to repost a story I wrote a few years ago that has continued to intrigue me ...</i><p>I'm going to show you two kinds of nothing.<p>The first is a small patch of space, way, way out in the universe, remote from everything, with nothing in it, no stars, no …

Darpa funds soft exoskeleton trousers

Exoskeletons have helped people achieve incredible things. They have helped the paralysed "walk" again, aiding in their therapy by giving nerve …

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …