Where am I on the sleepiness scale?
How often we find ourselves not realizing how sleepy we really are. I read this neat Wall Street Journal article that explains how researchers are searching for biomarkers that will allow us to test sleepiness levels. There’s a couple pretty cool things out there already, but they rely on external indications, like the Optalert sunglasses that warn trucking companies when one of their drivers is blinking with slower-than-normal eyelid closure speed and is getting too tired to
The Secret to Last-Minute Valentine's Gifts for Nerd Girls
Gentlemen & boys, we welcome you too. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if your sweetie is a Nerd Girl, we know she deserves a gift that stands out. You are probably discovering right about now that all the really cool things like the picture frames made of recycled motherboards are kind of hard to find in stores, and it's too late to order online. But fear not, there is one place where you are sure to find something she'll love. Museum gift shops. Often you don
A Nerd Girl's Notes from the Sundance Film Festival
The combo of STEM and filmmaking was once again going on at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in several festival films as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsored panel "Control Factor." Director Jake Schreier and writer Christopher Ford imagine life with robot caretakers for the elderly in Robot & Frank, a technology spin on the buddy comedy genre. Veteran actor Frank Langella plays the curmudgeonly old ex-jewel thief whose adult kids get a robot to take care of him.
Movie and Make-Up: Go for the Gold?
Hey, stylish, cool and smart ladies, we welcome you to our Nerd Girl Nation! We loved the gold jackets so much, may be Nerd Girls should go "GOLD"! What do you think? Forsake the Pink? The L’Oréal Girls were working the Sundance Film Festival in Utah!