Nerds: You know more about technology than anybody else, and anybody who knows...– gizmodo.com/whatever Yes. This was the exact epiphany I had a decade ago when it became clear that I was using Karen’s computer more than my own because I kept fiddling with settings and drivers and infrastructure. Had to fiddle with that stuff just to make it work at all, and never got past...
As of 2Q/2011, the WB-8 device has demonstrated excellent plasma confinement...– from the Project Summary provided by the Energy/Matter Conversion Corporation to Recovery.gov. In other words, they’re making great progress on creating a breakthrough fusion device that could change all our lives. I can’t stress enough how important this is; a Navy project that would...
How Dangerous is That Little Green Spot of Mold on... →
usagov: Learn about mold and food safety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I was just thinking about this the other day. TLDR for hard cheeses: cut away a chunk about 1 inch (3cm) around the mold and re-wrap the rest. TheMoreYouKnow™
Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your...– Lawrence M. Krauss (via wilwheaton)
PaleBlue.blog: Some important points of... →
pale-blue: So here’s the thing. This isn’t a “NASA report.” It’s not work funded by NASA, nor is it work supported by NASA in other ways. It was just a fun paper written by a few friends, one of whom happens to have a NASA affiliation. This happens all the time, unfortunately. NASA has amazing levels of credibility and prestige among the general public, and anyone even remotely connected with...
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they...– Dear Sugar, The Rumpus (via brklyn) Worth reading the original article all the way through. This rings true for me. My life is a hundred times more awesome than I would have expected a decade ago, despite failing at pretty much everything I thought I’d need back then.
USA.gov: Locating Food Deserts →
usagov: About 13.5 million people in the Unites States live in food deserts, areas that are generally identified as low-income communities without ready access to healthy and affordable food. The Food Desert Locator, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pinpoints areas of the country that… It’s a great visualization, even if I did originally read it as “Locating...
Out-of-this-world ideas funded →
openscience: NASA is awarding $100,000 one-year grants to 30 teams for out-of-this-world ideas ranging from new kinds of spacesuits to quantum communication and space solar power. The awards were announced today under the auspices of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, or NIAC. The space agency said the concepts were chosen on the basis of their potential for enhancing future space...
jtotheizzoe: Marine biologist and video author Roger Hanlon invites you to play FIND THE OCTOPUS! (via SciFri) The video is cool, but the explanation makes it awesome. Also: Do the close-up shots make anyone else think of e-ink? (Thanks to dinfinite for sharing this.)