New Scientist, the science and technology journal has just launched two new blogs. The first, technology blog, deals with all the latest innovations, including videos of next-generation technology in action. The second, science blog provides a daily round-up of science news from around the world. New Scientist is an excellent pubilcation which I’ve read for many years so it’s nice to see them enter the blogshere. I particulary liked the article entitled I’ll send my android twin which reports that researcher Hiroshi Ishiguro is developing an android designed to look like himself which he intends to send in his place to conferences. Check out the video of one of Ishiguro’s female androids, called Repilee Q2, introducing herself, extremelly realistic.
New Scientist: Pigeons to set up a smog blog
Researchers Beatriz da Costa of the University of California, Irvine, came up with the idea of the pigeon blog with her students Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto. later this year in San Jose, California people will be able to read the live blog of pollution data from sensors carried by the pigeons. Not te first time we’ve used animals to let us know how much we’ve srewed up the environment.