Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holidays have you stressed out?

Some science-and-technology-centric items to make you smile ...

New Age stress relief
Let's begin with the "2014 Holiday Gift Guide: IEEE Spectrum's annual roundup of gifts for techies." It's not intentionally funny, but a few of these items are, IMO, a bit over the top. Thermal smart-phone camera? Smart-phone-controlled personal drone? For the techie who has darn near everything and too much time on his/her hands.

Still stressed? Then check out "10 Science Jokes for Nerds." How many of them did you get?

From the Onion and the labs of Pepsico, "Pepsi Testing ‘Dewitos,’ Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew." So much for "better living through chemistry."

Also from the Onion, "Astronomers Discover Planet Identical To Earth With Orbital Space Mirror" and "Smartphone App Prevents Drunk Users From Posting On Social Media."

Finally (and, IMO, saving the best for last), "Paper is not dead." (If you notices the Hebrew characters in the YouTube header -- that doesn't matter in the slightest).

Here's hoping you're relaxed enough to enjoy the season.

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