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How Tech Can Help Science

My technical problems often involve physical limitations. Continue readingHow Tech Can Help Science

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An Evening of Pots

Now that we live further away from scorching desert heat, Rachel and I have been attempting to expand our porch-garden. When we saw a good deal on glazed clay pots, we figured it was probably…Continue readingAn Evening of Pots

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Fantastic Post on How Genesis != Science

A Worshipping Evolutionist? Science doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, I’ve found that when I finally let Genesis be what is (a beautifully meaningful poem) and science what it is (science), it can all…Continue readingFantastic Post on How Genesis != Science

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Getting the Facts on the Latest Tree Ring Analysis

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2012/07/tree-rings-and-climate-some-recent-developments/ For all the scientific illiterates who think the Nature paper contradicts climate change.Continue readingGetting the Facts on the Latest Tree Ring Analysis

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Flashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous

If you ever create a slideshow of portraits, you might want to avoid showing them aligned side-by-side with a gap in between. The video above shows a crazy optical illusion that researchers have dubbed the…Continue readingFlashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous

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Imagine, Sharing a Day with Your Hero

Nikola Tesla, aka Tony Stark in real life, reminds us that visionary, multitalented geniuses can and do exist. Nikola Tesla Day, July 10, also happens to be my birthday. Sometimes I imagine I get to…Continue readingImagine, Sharing a Day with Your Hero

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The Athlete by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein | viz.

Fantastic series of images.Continue readingThe Athlete by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein | viz.

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Snapshot of a Researcher: Dr. Soriano

At least one person has told me her view of scientists was that they were all crazy white-haired men with accents. It got me thinking—I think that picture is close to a majority opinion. Indeed, if…Continue readingSnapshot of a Researcher: Dr. Soriano