GeekSpeak for 2010-06-19

Travelling with TripIt

The Geeks interview Andy Denmark of TripIt and cover the Week in Geek News.

Geologists to be charged for not predicting earthquake?

“News out of Italy suggests that seven researchers who did not predict the L’Aquila earthquake in April 2009 are under formal investigation and may be charged with gross negligent manslaughter.”

Crazy USB: Two-Fingered USB Eye Massager

This USB eye massager is designed for people who sit in front of a computer all day long (hmm…all of us here?) and whose peepers feel a little uncomfortable afterwards. Once plugged into a USB port, the massager automatically turns on, and begins the “®hythmic stroking of your skin.” There’s two different speeds, “high speed” and “low speed,” ensuring that you don’t over-stimulate your eyeballs with your delicate strokes.

Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY

Great Do it yourself website.

Mars May Have Been 1/3 Ocean

It’s possible that a huge ocean covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, a finding likely to reignite an old argument about that amount of water on the red planet, according to a new report.  

The study by the University of Colorado at Boulder is the first to integrate multiple data sets of river deltas, valley networks and topography from a cadre of NASA and European Space Agency orbiting missions of Mars dating back to 2001, the researchers claim. 

NASA Research: Moon Has a Lot of Water

“For over 40 years we thought the moon was dry,” said Francis McCubbin of Carnegie and lead author of the report published in Monday’s Online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “In our study we looked at hydroxyl, a compound with an oxygen atom bound with hydrogen, and apatite, a water-bearing mineral in the assemblage of minerals we examined in two Apollo samples and a lunar meteorite.”

San Francisco passes pioneering cellphone radiation law

“San Francisco, a U.S. trendsetter on many social issues, voted Tuesday to require retailers to post notices on how much radiation is emitted by cellphones they sell.”

Xbox.com | Kinect Promo

A good overview. Its marketing hype, but still, it looks pretty cool.

Sperm Whales Are Beyond Carbon-Neutral

Southern Ocean sperm whales offset their carbon footprint by defecating, scientists said on Wednesday, releasing tonnes of iron a year that stimulates the growth of phytoplankton which in turn absorb carbon dioxide.

Xbox.com | Kinect

Watch the video to be amazed at what’s coming for the XBox.


! Cell Phone Radiation
For information on long-term cell phone health risks — or lack thereof — the [US National Cancer Institute|http://www.cancer.gov/] has [a relevant list of medical studies on cell phone radiation|http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones] and their results.