Biometrics

Identifying Trees

Have you ever been walking through the woods, minding your own business, when suddenly—and altogether without warning—you find that you are in the presence of one of those people who can identify trees? A harrowing experience, to be sure. But perhaps, God knows why, you feel the unfathomable, slightly perverse, desire to learn to identify […]

Metric Units of Time

While the metric system has simplified calculations of distance, weight, and volume, units of time have, so far, remained outside of its sphere of influence. Instead of nice and tidy powers of ten, we have 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 12 months in a […]

The Famous Tay Whale

‘Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay. So the monster whale did sport and play Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, Until he […]

The iPlug: A New Generation of Pacifier

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Binky, Dummy, Pacifier: Whatever you call it, it’s just a piece of rubber and plastic for babies to chew on. But Ultimate Universal Technology Corporation (UUTC), the makers of The iPlug™ have added modern electronics to produce a leaner, smarter, more capable pacifier. The base model includes a “nipple chiller” to prevent your child from […]

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