Shaken or Stirred: Which Gets You Drunker? A Scientific Exploration

Some bartenders have a chip on their shoulders when it comes cocktails. Shaking waters it down, they say. Stirring is better. James Bond is a pussy. » 3/30/12 5:50pm 3/30/12 5:50pm

NASA Proposes High-Tech Fix for Shaking Moon Rocket: Springs

Development of NASA's Ares Moon rockets continues apace, despite criticisms from an team designing an alternative. Now NASA engineers have announced how they're going to deal with a potentially serious vibration problem in the crew-launched Ares I: springs. » 8/12/08 8:55am 8/12/08 8:55am

ShakeSMS Lets You Shake Your Nokia to Read Text Messages

Shaking a phone to read text messages is as intuitive as swiping your finger across the screen to unlock it, but once you're trained it becomes second nature. In this case, ShakeSMS is an app for Nokia phones that lets you jostle your phone to view an incoming SMS. Jigger it again to go back to the home screen.… » 1/29/08 2:30pm 1/29/08 2:30pm

Kinetic Mobile Phone Patents Convert Coffee to Battery Power via You

Similar to these cellphone concepts, this kinetic phone patent allows cellphones to be charged by movement. Sure, kinetic recharging is great for watches, where power consumption is low, but cellphones? Sounds iffy. » 2/23/07 7:00pm 2/23/07 7:00pm