The Big Think

April 30, 2011

Caveman Chemistry

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 12:57 pm

This looks like a really cool book. Duly put on the wishlist.

April 29, 2011

Shine On

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 8:12 pm

80% Improvement In Solar Cell Efficiency: “”

Good Advice

Filed under: Humor and Fun,Music — jasony @ 7:35 pm

An oldie, but a goodie:

April 28, 2011

Tales from the Road

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 4:17 pm

Bravo!

Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

April 26, 2011

Long Now

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 9:55 pm

Scientific experiments that have lasted a century or more: “”

How about a clock that has been ticking, untouched, since 1864?

Heal

Filed under: Movies,Science — jasony @ 12:31 pm

Brilliantly done. I actually found myself tearing up a bit at this (probably the music).

Heal – Animated Trauma, from Ghost Productions on Vimeo.

April 25, 2011

Forget the Moon, Alice…

Filed under: Maker,Space — jasony @ 9:22 am

Private US company SpaceX hopes to put an astronaut on Mars within 10 to 20 years, the head of the firm said.

“We’ll probably put a first man in space in about three years,” Elon Musk told the Wall Street Journal Saturday. “We’re going all the way to Mars, I think… best case 10 years, worst case 15 to 20 years…

“Our goal is to facilitate the transfer of people and cargo to other planets, and then it will be up to people if they want to go,” said Musk, who also runs the Tesla company which develops electric cars.

I’m saving up. full story.

Thorium

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:14 am

This is exciting stuff, and good proof that technology marches on and addresses perceived risk. Remember this the next time the media tries to scare you with Chernobyl stories. I thought the first comment was particularly insightful.

Deep Infrastructure

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 9:09 am

3D Printing has been moving faster than I thought. This stuff is going to be really huge in a few years, folks. Where are we going? Soon (very soon… maybe 18 months?) we’ll be able to hold solid objects up in front of a webcam and print out a perfect copy in just a few minutes. We’re almost there.

April 24, 2011

Frontier

Filed under: Space,Technology — jasony @ 6:07 pm

Great TEDTalk by a real live Rocket Man

. He says some really good things about the state of frontiers and why they are important to us as a species.

Engineering Hopes and Dreams

Filed under: Mad Science,Science,Technology — jasony @ 5:38 pm

Love it!

God’s Own Fool

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 8:44 am

Is the Resurrection Real?

It had better be real.
As real as the contractions that ripped new life from my body.
As real as the rattle that strangled life out of his.
I’ve no use for a spiritual resurrection.
If Hope
for the drowned, damaged, disfigured, disowned,
is emotional ease,
if the pain of flesh and bones
is answered with mystical comfort,
if Guns are stronger than god,
then count me out.
But tell me that Death Loses,
tell me that Life Prevails,
and not in the abstract,
but in pulsing blood, flowing tears, thumping heart,
then the Resurrection
is Hope
for us all.

Kara Root

A virgin birth, an actual death, a bodily resurrection. Either Christ was a madman liar who deserves to be laughed off of history’s stage or he was exactly who he said he was, which is profound. Today, those of us who follow Him celebrate. Happy Easter.

April 23, 2011

Rubber Chicken Launcher

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 5:31 pm

Have three more beautiful words ever been uttered in the English language?

I submit not.: “”

April 22, 2011

Power Me

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 11:09 pm

Graphene Ultracapacitor announcement. How about a super-capacity battery that never wears out that you can recharge in seconds? Coming soon.

Reboot

Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 11:09 pm

Star Wars as a western. Cool stuff!

April 21, 2011

Scan and Reproduce

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 8:51 pm

Scan and Reproduce: “”

Really impressive technology.

Hyperion

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 7:47 pm

The World’s Tallest Tree Is Hiding Somewhere In California

April 20, 2011

Tip of the Iceberg

Filed under: Maker,Technology — jasony @ 10:04 am

Make: Online | Print Your Own Desk Grommet: “”

This is just the beginning of useful things that you’ll be able to print out yourself in the near future.

Big Fans

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 10:01 am

Photo tour of Facebook’s new datacenter — Scobleizer: “”

Speed Climbing the Eiger

Filed under: Hobbies — jasony @ 9:57 am

Extremely Fast Climber: “”

WOW, that’s some extreme exposure. I’ve been in some hairy places on mountains before, but nothing that rivals this. Don’t miss the second half.

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