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John Herbert Varley (b. 1947) is an American sf writer. He went to MSU on a National Merit Scholarship, started out in physics, switched to English and then dropped out at 20. After trying panhandling, he decided that writing might be better. He has collected three Hugos and two Nebula Awards.
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Digital Press Corps Gadget Freaks
The New York Times today published a story on how wireless laptops and digital tape recorders and other high tech gadgets are quickening the pace of news reporting.
Tattoo Display Fueled By Blood
Ever misplaced your cell phone, or forgotten to charge it? If this concept becomes reality, your problems are solved.
Weather As Art
In the aftermath of Katrina, many of us wish that we had greater control over the weather; sf writer John Varley wrote a great story about it.
Dattoo Personal Skinprint Technology Concept
Dattoos are a concept now, but they could be implemented with technologies we have now.
Skin Cells Genetically Modified To Fight Infection
This medical advance will help burn patients, who face lethal infection in skin graft procedures.
Doomsday Vault Design Now Final
My only question, which no one seems to be asking, is 'Why don't the humans get a vault?'
Hackers Induce Epileptic Seizure Like 'Press Enter'
John Varley suggested this idea a quarter-century ago. I can't believe that people would actually try this.
AutoFish Sorter Now, People Sorter Later
Nevermind why you need to be able to sort people at an incredibly high rate of speed; here's a start on it.
NASA iShoe Insole Could Prevent Falls On Earth
Interesting advance is a NASA spinoff; this researcher realized that the device might be able to help his grandmother - or yours.
Make Way For The Padloids
Sure, we've been shown the high-concept version of news on a tablet computer. But what about bringing the real news stand into the digital age?
Skinput Uses Your Skin As An Input Device
Nifty input technology takes advantage of your biggest organ to provide you with easy input.
Stretchable Electronic Skin Input Device Video
Let your fingers do the walking - on your own skin.
Mammoths In Five Years?
The plan to create living mammoths using mammoth DNA is apparently back on track.
'The Daily' iPad App Is A Padloid
Slick, understandable user interface, lots of content and (finally) an aggressive price model makes this app worth a look.
Army Seizure Ray Inspired By Pikachu (Updated)
A deliberately-induced epileptic seizure.
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