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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - infrared cameras, intelligent infrastructure, gumball science, toilet tech, 1903 British lynx, and more.

Check out the newest Video of the Week!- Kyle Hill - Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared? - Alan Woodward - Unexpected Risks Of Intelligent Infrastructure - Jenna Finwall Ryan - Gumball Science - Joanne Manaster - India is Drowning in its Own Excreta-Can Science and Engineering Come to the Rescue? - John R...

STAFFApril 24, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Illusion of the Week: The World Illusion

Ed.note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind blog." The world is but an illusion " -- BuddhaWednesday is Illusion Day. Every Wednesday, we feature a contemporary illusion, or a variation on a classic illusion.This week's pick is a wonderful example of anamorphic art, by French artist François Abélanet...

April 24, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Can't sleep? Time to snack.

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, where I'm talking about snacking. Late night snacking. The kind we do when we're...really sleep deprived. There's a recent study looking at how sleep deprivation changes food intake and weight gain...

April 24, 2013 — Scicurious

Gumball Science

"The Happy Show" is the result of edgy Austrian design artist Stefan Sagmeister's fascination with the psychology of happiness. Known for designing album covers for recording artists like Lou Reed, the Talking Heads, and the Rolling Stones, Sagmeister took a one-year sabbatical from his regular commercial design work in 2000 to launch an informal investigation of the components of happiness...

April 24, 2013 — Jenna Finwall Ryan

I just pre-ordered my HAPIfork

Why, oh why, would I order a plastic fork, costing $89 (on-sale), 5 months before its scheduled release? Because it promises to help me control my eating speed, which, I am now convinced, is indeed critical to controlling obesity and diabetes.The fork is essentially a Bluetooth device that communicates to your smartphone and counts how many bites you take each meal...

April 23, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

The Storytelling of Science

On March 20 th , we attended a surprising event at the recently Arizona State University Origins Project ( @asuORIGINS , Facebook /ASUOriginsProject , ) directed by Lawrence Krauss...

April 22, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

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