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Ocean 06-19-2011 07:37 PM

Re: Fascinating Science
Fascinating science endeavor, taking the science and mathematics of physics to the world of biology and social sciences, including the growth of cities and organizations.

It's the perfect gift for those enamored with mathematical scaling.


Ocean 06-19-2011 09:42 PM

Re: Fascinating Science
Another excellent, if controversial for some, discussion about social psychology. I found myself agreeing with a lot of what the speaker was saying in terms of interventions. His description about how we create our narratives and how those shape our understanding of the world and how we relate to it, was concise and accurate. He also had some good points about the overuse of evolutionary psychology trying to explain everything.

More food for curious minds.

SkepticDoc 06-25-2011 11:29 AM


From a real company:

uncle ebeneezer 06-27-2011 01:38 PM

A Truly Great Wall!!!
Another blog post on the wonderful variation of the human form. More research indeed!! (warning: contains discussion/imagery of human "naughty parts." Those with Puritanical sensibilities should simply move along.)

SkepticDoc 07-08-2011 04:48 PM

Science Comedian

cragger 07-28-2011 01:20 PM

Solar cells printed on paper!
More progress toward cheap, flexible power generation at MIT:

Ocean 07-28-2011 06:48 PM

Re: Solar cells printed on paper!

Originally Posted by cragger (Post 218932)
More progress toward cheap, flexible power generation at MIT:

Great news. That's the kind of technology worth the sweat!

SkepticDoc 07-28-2011 07:22 PM

Re: A Truly Great Wall!!!
Thanks for the link, at the risk of being considered a male chauvinist pig, I like it!

SkepticDoc 08-05-2011 09:01 AM

Glow in the dark beagle

Ocean 08-05-2011 01:46 PM

Re: Glow in the dark beagle

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 220206)


SkepticDoc 08-12-2011 01:51 PM



The most controversial PFFD treatment is the Van Nes Rotationplasty (also called Van Nes Rotational Osteotomy or just Van Nes Procedure). The operation was originally performed by Dr. J. Borggreve in Germany in the 1930's on an adult patient. He removed the infected part of a femur, rotated the remaining part of the femur 180 degrees and re-attached it with the ankle now acting as a knee.

PFFD stands for Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. It sounds very complex, but when you look at each word individually it is actually a very good description of the condition.

* Proximal - nearest the point of attachment or center of the body
* Femoral - pertaining to the thigh bone or femur
* Focal - pertaining to a focus or starting point
* Deficiency - a lack; less than the normal amount

In other words, the end of the thigh bone closest to the hip is too short or not completely developed.

SkepticDoc 09-06-2011 08:44 PM

Lunar images

sugarkang 09-06-2011 09:04 PM

Re: Glow in the dark beagle

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc (Post 220206)

Awesome. I wonder when I can get adamantium claws. I just want it on the left hand though. How much slashing does a person need to do, anyway?

SkepticDoc 09-08-2011 12:47 AM


SkepticDoc 09-20-2011 07:17 PM

WISE images

SkepticDoc 12-08-2011 07:04 AM

Carl Zimmer on viruses

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