Andre Geim, who shared the 2000 Ig Nobel Physics Prize with Michael Berry for using magnets to levitate a frog, is in the news again: A team of British and Russian scientists led by Professor Geim have discovered a whole family of previously unknown materials, which are one atom thick and exhibit properties which scientists […]
The achievement that won the 2000 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for the British Royal Navy is now being repeated by the British Army. A report in the July 17, 2005 issue of The Daily Telegraph tells latest chapter: Soldiers forced to shout ‘bang’ as the Army runs out of ammunitionBy Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent Soldiers […]
For what it’s worth, there is now a quasi-nifty poster (in downloadable PDF format) for this year’s Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.
Investigative reporter Phil Novak send us further details (with photos) about the newest hard-to-believe exploits of Troy Hurtubise. (Full details of these details (with detailed photos) are in the May 12, 2005 edition of Novak’s publication, Baytoday.ca): The invention, Hurtubise said, was able to see through walls, detect stealth technology and disable electronics. But there […]
Investigative reporter Phil Novak of Baytoday.ca has alerted us to new developments from Troy Hurtubise. Troy is famous (and honored) for designing, building, and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes is impervious to grizzly bears. Here is a summary of the new news (fuller details are in the May 11 issue of […]
The Kansas Board of Education is in the news again — trying, trying, trying to make students become curious about biology. The Board is still using the traditional method for making anyone curious about anything: make that subject seem somehow "forbidden." (A fascinating May 4, 2005 editorial in the Washington Times uses that same pedigogical […]
China Central Television (CCTV) produced a twenty-minute report about the most recent Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. You can watch the complete report on CCTV’s web site. [Unrelated, yet related, note: The Chinese edition of the book The Ig Nobel Prizes is now in print.]
It sounds too magical to be true (and who knows, maybe it will turn out to be just a scam?), but for fans of 1995 Ig Nobel Economics Prize co-winner Nick Leeson, the prospect is exciting. According to an advertisement by an organization called SupperWithTheStars, you can rent a meal with him. Leeson, of course, […]
Video of 2003 Ig Nobel Peace Prize winner Lal Bihari, the founder of the Association of Dead People, is now online, thanks to an organization called Snoop Video News.
James Gundlach, professor of sociology and co-winner of the 2004 Ig-Nobel Prize for Medicine, presents ?Research Enters the Culture Wars: The Effects of Country Music and Abortion on Suicide? Wednesday, January 26 at noon in Foy Room 213 at Auburn University. (This news comes from a report in the January 20, 2005 issue of The […]