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Badass Surgeon

| January 22, 2010

This guy is the shiznit.  After diagnosing himself with appendicitis, being the only surgeon on the expedition, he operates on himself.  Pictures included. It takes a real man to poke around your own innards, without gloves. Ha, that could be misinterpreted lol. “I did not sleep at all last night. It hurts like the devil! [...]

The Unreliability of Memory

| March 19, 2009

This is fascinating: http://www.andreaharner.com/archives/2009/03/eyewitness_test.html It never ceases to amaze me how powerful asking for forgiveness can be, and in kind, forgiving. It equally ceases to amaze me how stubborn some people can be in refusing to ever admit being wrong. Because that would be weak. To me, it’s cowardice; it takes more balls to swallow pride, [...]

Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)

| February 21, 2009

Oh god. Commence the groaning. It’s a Valentines-themed song using math lingo. It’s probably one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever seen. I seem like an uneducated barbarian (pre-fire era) before these guys. But it’s amusing. It’s kinda fun trying to identify which words are math keywords.  Once you start wiki-ing them, it kinda makes [...]

Micro Snapshot of Mankind

| December 19, 2008

Go science! Omni-mirror allows creation of laser scalpel. Surgeons rejoice. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, some things never change. Dumbasses. “But the man told me to!”

SiOnyx – Black Silicon

| October 21, 2008

Oops forgot to publish this. This is so awesome. A new era of medical, optical, and power technology could be upon us. I like the name, too. http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2008/10/12/sionyx-brings-black-silicon-into-the-light-material-could-upend-solar-imaging-industries/

DonorsChoose

| October 3, 2008

Donate money directly to classrooms that need funding for science projects. http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/10/01/donorschoose-challenge/ It looks like blogs, along with their “vassal” blogs, compete against each other to see who can rally the most financial support. Each classroom has a description of what their project needs are, as well as their relative poverty level. Pick one, donate, [...]

An inside tour of the world’s biggest supercollider

| September 12, 2008

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html I’m looking forward to when physics unlocks a new era of technology for man. I kinda feel like we’re stuck in a slowing iterative path at the moment, struggling to find new sources of energy. Thanks Eric.