Weekly Science Blog Roundup

By Nina Bai | January 9, 2009 6:57 pm

Yee-haw! It’s the blog roundup.

• Chinese seniors use pedal power to generate electricity for the poor.

• To assist with tree-pruning and pulling giant daikon radishes out of the ground, Japanese scientists unveiled the first robot suit for farmers.

• Brrrr… It’s the perfect weather for freeze bubbles!

• Won’t you please donate your brain to science?

• Signs of the tough times: South Korean physicist applies for street sweeper job, but faces stiff competition.  And almost-Nobel-Prize-winner now makes $10 an hour working for a car dealer.

• Be careful what you touch: Researchers find that touching a product for just a few seconds makes consumers more likely to buy and more willing to pay more.

• Yum… tastes like a greasy rabbit.  The Brits are culling invasive gray squirrels (a shot to the head works best), and eating them, to stop them from infecting native red squirrels with squirrel pox.

 

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