Category Archives: Digest

Armchair Scientist Digest #4: Robots and Death Stars

We live in an age where new research regularly breathes life into the dreams of last year’s sci-fi authors. We just don’t hear about it on the news that often. So I’m here to bring you the most exciting of this month’s science crop culled lovingly from a variety of publications. Darpa Proposes Aquatic Drone

Armchair Scientist Digest #3

We live in a time where new research regularly breathes life into the dreams of last year’s sci-fi authors. We just don’t hear about it on the news that often. So I’m here to bring you the most exciting of this month’s science crop culled lovingly from a variety of publications. Gattaca, Here We Come!

Armchair Scientist Digest #2

Welcome to The Armchair Scientist. We live in a time where new research regularly breathes life into the dreams of last year’s sci-fi authors. We just don’t hear about it on the news that often. So I’m here to bring you the most exciting of this month’s science crop culled lovingly from a variety of

A Ren Faire Primer

I LOVE THE REN FAIRE! And with the Bristol Faire now once again in season, I think it’s time to cover the basics of what to expect when traveling back in time this summer. If you’ve never been to a Ren faire, I hope this helps to demystify the experience for you. If you are

Armchair Scientist Digest #1

A Giant Step Away From Paraplegia In what could be described as one of the most exciting developments in the history of physical therapy, Swiss researchers have managed to repair the severed spinal cords of paralyzed rats. After less than a month of neurorehabilitation, scientists injected these paraplegic rats with a chemical cocktail mimicking some

Must Watch Doctor Who Episodes

Our resident Doctor Who expert Gordon Dymowski has put together a list of must see Doctor Who episodes. Some of Gordon’s top picks are Spearhead from Space Remembrance of the Daleks Robots of Death See the complete list on Gordon’s site, Blog This Pal. Thanks to everyone for coming out for the event. There will

Nerd Speed Dating Tips!

With our speed dating event around the corner we thought we’d offer up pearls of wisdom for all our speed daters. The idea is to be friendly and show the other participants your interests during your brief conversations. You will spend 3 minutes with each member of the opposite sex, we hope those 3 minutes