Wednesday, January 30, 2008


However, in defense of her profession, Katie forwarded to me the sociologist-compiled list of the Top 25 Censored Stories.

Engineers Blow Things Up

According to recent research, that is: The Register quotes an Oxford study stating that disproportionate numbers of Islamist terrorists are engineers. The methodology used to arrive at this conclusion appears to be somewhat suspect, although there is a certain perverse logic to it. After all, if you want something blown up, who are you going to ask -- a sociologist?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Driving on Sunlight

An interesting research project aims to generate ethanol or diesel directly from sunlight: