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Old 06-19-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default 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.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:42 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:29 AM
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Default Vibrations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4s2UwKm7dc

From a real company: http://www.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/solu...rck=vibrations
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:38 PM
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Default 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.)
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default Science Comedian

http://www.sciencecomedian.com/blog/...r-carl-zimmer/
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:20 PM
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Default Solar cells printed on paper!

More progress toward cheap, flexible power generation at MIT:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-on-paper.html
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:48 PM
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More progress toward cheap, flexible power generation at MIT:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-on-paper.html
Great news. That's the kind of technology worth the sweat!
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: A Truly Great Wall!!!

Thanks for the link, at the risk of being considered a male chauvinist pig, I like it!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 AM
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Default Glow in the dark beagle

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:46 PM
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Rotationplasty

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http://www.pffd.org/Van_Ness_Rotationplasty

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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.
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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.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:44 PM
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Default Lunar images

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Old 09-06-2011, 09:04 PM
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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?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:47 AM
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Default Supernova

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:17 PM
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Default WISE images

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:04 AM
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Default Carl Zimmer on viruses

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