Compare and contrast, if you will, this press release from the University of Colorado: “Artificial gravity breaks free from science fiction” …and the Ig Nobel Prize-winning patent by George and Charlotte Blonsky: “Apparatus for facilitating the birth of a child by centrifugal force”
Alex Blasdel, writing in The Guardian, waxes eloquent about methods old and new: “Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo— Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong.” Blasdel describes in depth the commercial rise of […]
Rachel Lavin writes in The University Times, about Science Gallery [Dublin]‘s “Fail Better” exhibition: Some of the highlights are Christopher Reeve’s wheelchair, Samuel Beckett’s original manuscript drafts of Westward Ho, and most intriguingly, a human birthing machine that earned itself an Ig Nobel Prize. The machine has been rebuilt for viewing and is available to […]
The Science Gallery in Dublin produced this short video closeup of their full-scale model of the Ig Nobel Prize-winning Blonsky centrifugal birthing device: For background on this see our February 21, 2014 report “The Blonsky centrifugal birthing device in Dublin“.
The Science Gallery in Dublin has built a full-scale model of the Ig Nobel Prize-winning Blonsky birthing device, and placed it next to the window where passersby can admire and wonder at it: This is part of the Science Gallery’s gala “Fail Better” exhibition, which runs from February 2 through April 27, 2014. The gallery […]
Yes, you can dream up clever twists of science and technology that are funny. But reality generally manages to get there sooner—and even more twistedly—than even the cleverest of comedians. Here’s yet another example: Here’s the actual patent. Here’s video of the ceremony that included the complete opera about the invention and the inventors. (If […]
While some persons in Britain eagerly await the birth of a royal child [if you are one of those persons, see the live webcam provided by The Sun newspaper], we remind you that George and Charlotte Blonsky solved the general problem. Their patent, granted in 1965, is for a device to assist in birthing a […]