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Superconductors

This video serves as a brief introduction to superconductors.  Plus, its just cool to watch.

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Why didn’t I think of this

You know how you can buy alarm clocks that wake you up with gradually increasing sounds of nature?  This is way better.

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Frequency

Cool video showing what happens when you dump salt on a metal plate connected to a tone generator and vary the frequency.  Actually,  there’s no way to describe it that makes it sound as cool as it looks. So, go look.

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Hurricane Map

A really interesting map  of hurricane paths.  Go look.  It’s way more cool than it sounds.

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Logarithm humor

It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but if it’s yours, try this.

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VOTD

Femto-photography.  Shutter speeds fast enough to capture bursts of light moving.  Really.  You should go watch this.

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More “Wow”

I don’t know if you’re aware, but 3D printing has been around for a few years now. 3D printers move back and forth over the printing surface like a regular ink jet printer would, only instead of spraying a bit of ink on a piece of paper, they squirt (the official term appears to be […]

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Passwords

I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while because it’s important.  Next time you create a password for an account, keep this advice in mind. I have been doing this for a while, as a guy I really respect in our IT department told me about it several months ago.  Using a phrase […]

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Too Cool

This is the kind of thing we need more of.  Please note there are no massive Government-designed booster rockets involved. (I want to go when they get the Dark Sky station up…)

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Modern Paleo

I see lots of interesting ideas on the web sites I read regularly.  Most are variations of things I’ve seen before, or better background information, or better explanations, or better arguments.  I rarely find something completely different. Modern Paleo is about a different way of eating, a sort of “eat what we developed to eat” […]

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