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Authors popping up to be listed for a project dissemination paper

researchinprogress:

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by Andrei

jtotheizzoe:

US rivers in the contiguous 48 states, assembled in vector ink from public USGS data by Nelson Minar. It’s like elegant porcelain, made of digital water.
I’m amazed both that so much of the continent is covered by rivers, as well by the fact that there’s enormous regions with nothing. Fascinating. Click the link above to explore more.

jtotheizzoe:

US rivers in the contiguous 48 states, assembled in vector ink from public USGS data by Nelson Minar. It’s like elegant porcelain, made of digital water.

I’m amazed both that so much of the continent is covered by rivers, as well by the fact that there’s enormous regions with nothing. Fascinating. Click the link above to explore more.

Jun 9
jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Vintage atomic science, Disney-style

Positively great.

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Vintage atomic science, Disney-style

Positively great.

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Jun 4

jtotheizzoe:

The fractal sculptures of Tom Beddard are like mathemagical Fabergé eggs. Anyone else seeing images of quasicrystals and Arabic tile mosaics in these? Beautiful science-informed art.

WOWWOWwow (<—- fractal wow-ness)

(via MyModernMet)

May 1

ibmblr:

See the movie that’s too small to see:

A Boy And His Atom
The Guinness World Record for “Smallest Stop-Motion Film”

#MadeWithAtoms ➝  

The Fresh Ten Commandments: The Fresh Ten

thefreshten:

The Fresh Ten

Recent events have made it clear that we are suffering from a broken moral compass.  People today could use some general guidance.

Since the original ten commandments seem somewhat narrow and obsolete (too much focus on livestock, servants, and jealous god issues), here is a modest first draft of a fresh set. 

  1. You shall treat all people with respect regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin.
  2. You shall not kill, assault, nor intimidate with threats of physical violence.
  3. You shall not rape, sexually coerce, nor intimidate with threats of sexual violence. 
  4. You shall cultivate intellectual curiosity, be open to new ideas, and  respect the scientific method.
  5. You shall not cheat, nor cheat others out of what is rightfully theirs.
  6. You shall not lie, deceive, nor spread lies about others. 
  7. You shall not steal, that is to say take or use what rightfully belongs to another person in a manner that causes harm. (Stealing is a trickier concept than it once was. How do you say yes to Fair Use and no to software patents?)
  8. You shall keep your promises.
  9. You shall not waste natural resources nor pollute the shared environment.
  10. You shall take responsibility for your actions and their consequences.
Jan 4

brookhavenlab:

These Penrose-style patterns are actually meticulously fabricated nanomagnets — each of those little white petals is less than 500 nanometers long. We posted a bit more about the technique and motivation behind playing with magnets on this tiny, tiny scale earlier today.

A physicist might see these images as the signatures of complex machinery, or perhaps as a pathway to next-gen electronics. Someone hungry might see pizzelle

brookhavenlab:

Light Source Self Portrait
Another photo from our Brookhaven Lab Photowalk, shot by Leon Hertzson. This picture shows off the crazy jumble of wires and beamlines that make up the National Synchrotron Light Source, all reflected in a concentric hemispheric analyzer. 
This piece of equipment is stationed at the end of one of the x-ray beamlines and determines how fast electrons are moving. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the photographer right in the middle.

brookhavenlab:

Light Source Self Portrait

Another photo from our Brookhaven Lab Photowalk, shot by Leon Hertzson. This picture shows off the crazy jumble of wires and beamlines that make up the National Synchrotron Light Source, all reflected in a concentric hemispheric analyzer. 

This piece of equipment is stationed at the end of one of the x-ray beamlines and determines how fast electrons are moving. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the photographer right in the middle.

Jul 5

If ‘1984’ or ‘The Trial’ had been a children’s book, Mr Messy would be it. No literary character has ever been so fully and categorically obliterated by the forces of social control. Hargreaves may well pay homage to Kafka and Orwell in this work, but he also goes beyond them.

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Marxian reviews of the Mr Men books. If you’re English, this is probably the best page on the internet. If you’re not, you should read it anyway.

Amazon.co.uk: Profile For Hamilton Richardson: Reviews

Jun 6
guardian:

Photograph: Jorge Duenes /Reuters
A helicopter flies past in Tijuana, Mexico, as the planet Venus makes its transit across the sun. See more pictures in our gallery of the transit.

guardian:

Photograph: Jorge Duenes /Reuters

A helicopter flies past in Tijuana, Mexico, as the planet Venus makes its transit across the sun. See more pictures in our gallery of the transit.