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July 16, 2014

More black news via oldauntamy & putthison:

Scientists Develop a Darker Black
Really dark black is apparently the new black. From The Independent:

A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.military uses that the material’s maker, Surrey NanoSystems, is not allowed to discuss.

More black news via oldauntamy & putthison:

Scientists Develop a Darker Black

Really dark black is apparently the new black. From The Independent:

A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.military uses that the material’s maker, Surrey NanoSystems, is not allowed to discuss.

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December 11, 2013

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September 27, 2013

How to beat jet lag


Via Cup of Jo.


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September 17, 2013

Evolution (via nevver)

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August 14, 2013

The brain is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state.

Bright Lights, Out-of-Body, Near-Death Experiences Explained | BBC (via kateoplis)

What??

Dear god.

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August 5, 2013

Test tube burger unveiled at public tasting (via thisistheverge)
The taste tester’s verdict: “It’s close to meat.” Which makes it meatier than half the crap that passes for meat in this country. 
It also cost some $300k to produce (partially funded by Sergey Brin). Eat your heart out, $666 Douche Burger!

Test tube burger unveiled at public tasting (via thisistheverge)

The taste tester’s verdict: “It’s close to meat.” Which makes it meatier than half the crap that passes for meat in this country. 

It also cost some $300k to produce (partially funded by Sergey Brin). Eat your heart out, $666 Douche Burger!

(via poptech)

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August 4, 2013

symical:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

symical:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

(Source: arpleiadian, via dpstyles)

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August 2, 2013

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread?


I always love Dr. Gawande’s articles; this was an especially good read. (And this article on how childbirth “went industrial” may be my favorite of his.)


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July 30, 2013

newyorker:

Gary Shteyngart writes about his experience with Google Glass: http://nyr.kr/18BKgHg

“I hear that in San Francisco, where these devices are far more in evidence, the term ‘Glassholes’ is already current, but in New York I am a conquering hero.”

Photograph by Emiliano Granado.

This was very entertaining reading as I coughed up my second and final lung late last night.

newyorker:

Gary Shteyngart writes about his experience with Google Glass: http://nyr.kr/18BKgHg

“I hear that in San Francisco, where these devices are far more in evidence, the term ‘Glassholes’ is already current, but in New York I am a conquering hero.”

Photograph by Emiliano Granado.

This was very entertaining reading as I coughed up my second and final lung late last night.

(via peterwknox)

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July 24, 2013

Lots of cool stuff on display at PSGK’s Future of Home Living exhibit, which opened yesterday in NYC.

Hey Andrea, wanna be my date?

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