Real emissions of electric cars

Real emissions of electric cars

Elon Musk did a great job selling the idea that electric cars are the indisputable future. However, in the time of alternative realities, it is always wise to verify some of the facts that are given for granted. It is true that an electric car does not emit gases...

Un learning how to ride a bike

Everyone knows that once you learn how to ride a bike you will never forget it. But what happens if you actually want to forget how to do it? In this video Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day shows what happens if you try to learn how to ride a bike in which the...
It’s time to blame the social media

It’s time to blame the social media

I have been listening a lot to people saying that the results of the US election some days ago has to be blamed to social networks, or as now is fashionable to call them social media. Mainly the point is that normally we have friends on Facebook with whom we share...
Reinvent the wheel and make it Elon Musk style

Reinvent the wheel and make it Elon Musk style

Solarcity aims to lower the cost of solar panels in order to make them more attractive to customers in the US. In the end, it is a matter of make it more appealing to individuals; better colors, lower (maybe) prices and financing: use now, pay later. One of the main...
Colors optimized for color-blind people

Colors optimized for color-blind people

Color blindness is a vision disorder in which individuals lack one or more color receptors. It affects approximately 8% of males of European descent and 0.5% women. It means that in an audience of 16 people, half men half women, chances of having at least one...
This blog now is encrypted

This blog now is encrypted

One of the problems that has been concerning me for the last few months is the privacy online. I’ve already written about how to encrypt a hard drive, or discussed about the unsafety of passwords. Now it is finally time to make an improvement to the blog’s...
Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

What a lovely musical discovery Alt-J. An English “Geek Rock” band. The song I’m bringing today is Taro, based in the love story of two war photographers who died doing what they loved the most and their reunion afterwards. I’m copying the...
Wim Wenders talks about his photo exhibition in Berlin

Wim Wenders talks about his photo exhibition in Berlin

I’ve found recently in The Economist an interview to the german film director Wim Wenders, who has an ongoing photo exhibition in Berlin. Wenders is known for some movies like Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of desire) but his...
Is there science behind the VW scam?

Is there science behind the VW scam?

The first time I’ve read about the VolksWagen strategy to bypass emission controls in the US it was from the perspective of business responsibility. People started to wonder how deep into the company is this scamming moral entangled. I honestly don’t care...