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December 11 2010

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Off That (Rationalist Anthem) - Baba Brinkman
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December 04 2010

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Neuroscience and Free Will
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November 05 2010

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Science Saved My Soul.
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October 31 2010

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I love the city. I hate the city.

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October 17 2010

October 16 2010

R.I.P. Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

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Wired and others are reporting that Benoît Mandelbrot, the mathematician and father of fractal geometry, has passed away, just shy of his 86th birthday. On GeekDad, Matt Blum writes:

I had the rare and amazing privilege of hearing Mandelbrot speak when he came to visit my high school about 20 years ago. Even at my science-and-technology high school, most of the students didn't know much about...
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October 08 2010

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Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean
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October 06 2010

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September 16 2010

August 26 2010

Countdown für dänische Weltraumrakete - heise online

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Vor der Küste Schwedens laufen derzeit die Vorbereitungen für den Start einer von zwei dänischen Ingenieuren entwickelten Rakete, die später einmal einen Menschen ins All befördern soll. Den wagemutigen Gast an Bord des Hybrid Exo Atmospheric Transporter (HEAT) erwartet dabei ein faszinierender Ausblick.
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July 23 2010

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17 things you should know about DNA

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July 19 2010

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Evolution on the fly: Look, Ma! No genes! - Holy Kaw!


Researchers have identified a new mechanism for evolution that bypasses genes altogether. A research team at the University of Rochester has chronicled a striking example of a bacteria infecting an animal, giving the animal a reproductive advantage, and being passed from mother to children.

Above, a drosophila fly with parasitic nematode and its offspring.

Full story at Futurity.

June 15 2010

June 04 2010

Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight

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I favorited a YouTube video: Control of precise aggressive maneuvers with an autonomous quadrotor helicopter. This is a small autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Demonstrations of flips, flight through windows, and quadrotor perching are shown. Work done at the GRASP...

April 09 2010

Technik - "Fliegender Rochen" als Wegweiser für Zukunft der Luftfahrt

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NASA und Boeing testen experimentelles Flugzeug X-48B - Entwicklung soll zu leisen, sauberen Flugzeugen beitragen
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April 08 2010

Zeit - Missing Link nahe der "Wiege der Menschheit"

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Neuen Hominidenart Australopithecus sediba lebte vor rund 1,9 Millionen Jahren und könnte das Verbindungsglied zur Gattung "Homo" darstellen
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Animals That Can Live Without Oxygen Discovered, Aliens Basically Guaranteed to Exist Now [Science]

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Animals that can live without oxygen discovered, aliens basically guaranteed to exist nowScientists have just discovered the first multicellular animals that can survive entirely without oxygen. They live in the L'Atalante Basin in the Mediterranean Ocean, a place with salt brine so thick it doesn't mix with oxygen-containing waters above.

This is pretty crazy stuff. Previously, it was thought that only single-celled life could exist in such inhospitable places, but this proves...

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March 30 2010

    Interesting speech about the negative effects of sugar.    
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March 19 2010

Strenger Winter 2009/2010: Wie schlimm es wirklich war

Ein leiser Seufzer geht durch Bayern: Er geht zu Ende, dieser lange, harte, kalte und dunkle Winter. Ein paar Rekordzahlen zeigen: Väterchen Frost hatte uns streng im Griff. Doch, kaum zu glauben: Weltweit gesehen war dieser Winter der zweit wärmste seit 130 Jahren.
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February 24 2010

Why You Can't Work at Work | Jason Fried | Big Think

With its constant commotion, unnecessary meetings, and infuriating wastes of time, the modern workplace optimizes interruptions and makes us all work longer, less focused hours. Jason Fried explains how we can change all of this.
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