Lately I’ve been writing a lot of short articles for WiseGEEK.com, whose unostentacious tagline promises “clear answers for common questions”. The site is fairly popular in the Great Wide World of Intarnet, boasting an Alexa rating that hovers between 5,000 and 10,000 on a weekly basis. Following are some articles of mine that have been published fairly recently. Some questions are common, some are self-selected and quite eclectic:
What is a Space Pier? What is the process of winemaking? What is a folksonomy? What is a hypertelescope? How much radiation can the human body safely receive? What is a polymerase chain reaction Why is carbon fiber so useful? How do glaciers move? What is an EMP? What is sonoluminescence? What is an electrolaser?
Here are some others, a bit older, but of classic transhumanist interest: