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Attn: Towerbot! A new career move could be in your future!

The classic (?) series Battlebots is being revived, this time as a reality show!  Just what we needed, a competition show that focuses more on the “personalities” than it does the actual work behind it. Anyhow, I’m eager to find out how many of TB’s weapons are not “regulation.”     Tweet

The quest for a honest-to-goodness medical tricorder is underway

Just learned about the tricorder “x prize” competition going on. I don’t know what’s weirder: the common use of the term “x prize®” when “contest” works just fine, or the usage of “tricorder” and related Star Trek imagery when one would think the legal team at Paramount would be dumping a bucket of sand all […]

I eagerly await The Repeater’s assesment of this turn of events.

The Antares, carrying an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft from Orbital Sciences was to tote some provisions up to the International Space Station, but you get the idea how that’s turned out. I’ll stop paraphrasing. Fortunately, no loss of life. Just a bruised ego. A very, very expensive ego. See the details with video here. Tweet

The Story of the Sasquatch

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Bigfoot: Testing the Fences in Our Own Backyard!

Bigfoot is taking advantage of the Tower gang’s downtime by practically waving his privates at The Conduit, The Repeater and Kentucky Slim — cavorting in our neck of the woods and heaving junk at innocent humans. What is the devious plan of this rogue Sasquatch? Does he plan to go tag team on our asses […]

…so odd, and so wrong!

The Tower may be vacant for a well-deserved vacation, but you can’t take the Tower out of the gang. The Repeater always has his ear to the ground for a Bigfoot story, and he emailed the group this latest bit of GEEK NEWS, a sort of mini BIGFOOT ROUNDUP. Have you guys seen this? It’s […]

Science! Science! Science! Science! Technology! Science! Science!

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Podcast: SpaceBar

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/SpaceBar_-_S04E10_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, Science Advisor Rich stops by to kick some knowledge on the freewheeling good times in the snake pits of yesteryear, then takes our crew on a tour of our solar system and gives us a quiz that the average American is apparently having trouble with. […]

Podcast: Neck Bolts and Demon Balls

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Neck_Bolts_and_Demon_Balls-_S04E05_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, we decide to stop chasing bigfoot and go back to an old favorite – chasing ghosts. Also, there might be a new science fiction museum in Washington DC. They wanted Towerbot to be part of their robot hall of fame, but he’s science FACT, baby. […]

Podcast: Living in Retrospect

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Living_in_Retrospect_-_S03E49_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discuss how technology is moving faster than society can figure out the boundaries of politeness, real-life trends being used in science fiction, discover a surprising revelation about the Jetsons, discuss what makes good dirt, talk about catholic voodoo, and The Repeater starts a disturbing new advertising […]