If you are unlucky enough to be suffering from the debilitating effects of long-haul jet-lag, you could try shining a very bright light into your popliteal fossae (the backs of your knees). The potential of this technique as a way of shifting the phase of one’s circadian clock was first described by professors Scott S. […]
Implementing a knee-energy harvester
“The modern drive towards mobility and wireless devices is motivating intensive research in energy harvesting technologies.” say two research fellows at Cranfield University in the UK, who are currently examining the question – ‘Why not harvest energy from people’s knees?’ Building on their previous research into plucked piezoelectric bimorphs for energy harvesting applications, Dr. Michele […]
Fleas’ knees news: No. Feet!
The French team of Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Christel Joubert, and Michel Franc garnered the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in biology for discovering that the fleas that live on a dog can jump higher than the fleas that live on a cat. Now comes further flea news, this time from the University of Cambridge (Thanks to investigator […]
Tabar, Medical Performance Artist
“The turning point for Tabar occurred when he realised that the hospital environment offered opportunities to exploit his lust for creativity.“ The Tabar in question is Ive Tabar – a medical performance artist (and hospital orderly) from Slovenia – and an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Performance and Art (from MIT […]