Music industry spokesman loves child porn - Boing... →
“Child pornography is great,” the speaker at the podium declared enthusiastically. “It is great because politicians understand child pornography. By playing that card, we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file sharing sites”. These guys are completely nuts. I can’t believe they actually have...
Winner of the contest to explain the string theory in 2 minutes. We should make a thing out of this. Produce videos not just to explain but actually do&show experiments in 2 minutes. Visit here for all the other videos.
Knowledge is Power : Oscillator →
Don’t know if I shared this one yet. Very compelling read by wonderful @thisischristina about DIYBio, openscience, and its future. Anyone can do science and garage biotechnologists and grad school dropouts will likely come up with powerful technologies and perhaps even empires to rival those of Microsoft, Apple, and Google that emerged from a culture of computer hacking forty years ago, but...
Personal Genome Project - How it Works →
The webpage for the Personal Genome Project: Outline of the study procedures.
To the moon: In support of the genomic astronauts... →
Something to think about. While I don’t like the overall hype and commercialization the field is seeing (even before the technology is financially viable!) much of this will be/is true, and change the lives of much of the humanity. To get beyond databases comprised solely of disembodied DNA sequences, we will need the help of individuals who are willing to open up their personal lives and...
What's Special About This Number? →
The Science of Genius: A Q&A With Author David... →
Live Scheme coding of a virtual robot.
Shrinky Dink® microfluidics →
Molecular simulation using HTML5
Reexamining "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of... →
And other good stuff. Lecture delivered through flash.
Educating on open source: Not as easy as it seems... →
Can the brain really store experiences? Life’s events happen once and only once, meaning that we do not have defined categories for storing our experiences. A neuroscientist explains the theoretical mystery of memory. via bigthink.com
Did Steve Jobs Steal The iPad? Genius Inventor... →
Stupid title, good article.
3D Printing Device Could Build Moon Base from... →
arielwaldman: (thx @spacemansam)
The Best of Geek on iTunes U | GeekDad | Wired.com →
Biology is Power : Oscillator →
Some very poignant observations on synthetic biology, DIYBio, and openscience.
http://www.benchfly.com/ Microfunding for researchers. Interesting idea. Vote for ImmunoYeast project!
lacuss: The People Speak - Howard Zinn (exclusively for educational purposes under the fair use policy) Directed by Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore. With Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Don Cheadle, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover, David Strathairn, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Taj Mahal, Bruce Springsteen and others. A look at America’s struggles...