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Posted: January 27th, 2008
at 3:39pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Future of Science Is: Art?

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SEED: Science Is Culture, pretty much the illest science magazine ever there was, has come out with a myninjapleasiest look at the relationship between science and art - how each draws from and depends on the other and how ultimately, for science to realize its potential (unlock the mysteries of the universe, discover the meaning of life (42), etc.) it will have to break away from the mold of sterile dissection and embrace the lofty, philosophical realities that art can disclose.

Posted: January 18th, 2008
at 5:52pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,green,science

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The New Black

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[Image: A National Institute of Standards and Technology reflectance standard (left), a sample of the new darkest material (center), and a piece of glassy carbon (right), taken under a flash light illumination]

U.S. researchers have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light. Made from tiny tubes of carbon standing on end, this material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon substance used by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as the current benchmark of blackness.

The substance has a total reflective index of 0.045 percent — which is more than three times darker than the nickel-phosphorous alloy that now holds the record as the world’s darkest material. Basic black paint, by comparison, has a reflective index of 5 percent to 10 percent.

They’re already talking about the benefits of using this, or a similar material, in future solar panel construction, as it would be incredibly efficient at absorbing nearly all the light that hit it.

::via Reuters::

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Posted: January 18th, 2008
at 5:00am by orangemenace


Categories: green,real life news,science

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Shark vs. Octopus

You’ve heard of the squid vs. the whale…

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Posted: January 15th, 2008
at 9:10am by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,science

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Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

Those of you who regularly read our site (aka real cats) know that we try to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the world with relevant documentaries on a weekly basis. Last week we had one on dolls-. That being said, this one is a little old but accurately explains the Enron controversy. It also elucidates the California brownout issue and even goes as far as to call out Arnold Schwarzenegger.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=972394030048527048

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a good watch.

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Posted: January 14th, 2008
at 12:24pm by Black Ock


Categories: crime,not ninja-worthy,business,politricks,fo' real?,real life news,science,documentary

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Universe is Finite…according to NG

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Now a new study of astronomical data only recently available hints at a possible answer: The universe is finite and bears a rough resemblance to a soccer ball or, more accurately, a dodecahedron, a 12-sided volume bounded by pentagons. If proven by further evidence and scrutiny, the model would represent a major discovery about the nature of the cosmos. NG

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Posted: January 11th, 2008
at 7:14pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: games,science

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DNA Through the Eyes of a Coder

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This is an interesting little piece of work on this site that we’re linking you to.AA It might be a little bit heady if you know nothing about DNA and or coding, but for the eligible, check it out!

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Posted: January 3rd, 2008
at 10:33am by Black Ock


Categories: computers,science

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Respek your plants

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Posted: December 20th, 2007
at 2:49pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,life,green,mnp is for the children,grub,design,fo' real?,science

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Posted: December 20th, 2007
at 1:14pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,games,design,fo' real?,science

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