Random Thoughts

World Science Festival, Day 2- Optimism Renewed

Amidst string theorist accompanied by strings, a one woman dramatic impersonation of E.O. Wilson and a journey of life through time, things have begun to turn around in good ole/new York.   Lucky for me, the media company came through with tickets for all ...

Blog Post - Kristina Gorgevich - Jun 14 2009 - 11:38am

Highlights From La Biennale 2009

Today I visited the 53rd international art exposition at the Biennale di Venezia, which this year is titled "Fare Mondi" (making worlds). I am posting below a few pictures I took of the installations I saw there, for those of you who are not inse ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 13 2009 - 3:38pm

The Brightest Candles #2

The Brightest Candles #2 The brightest candles are the people whose light remains long after they are gone. Imagine all the people living life in peace you may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us and the ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 14 2009 - 4:56am

The Bookworm And The Encyclopedias

The Bookworm And The Encyclopedias A simple math puzzle. A set of 10 encyclopedias is sitting on a bookshelf in left-to-right numerical order. Each single volume contains 1,000 pages.     A bookworm eats its way directly and linearly through them in a str ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 22 2009 - 8:04pm

St. Louis Needs AB Negative Blood

From the Rugbyologist's blog:  St. Louis Hero Needed There is a 14 month old child in St. Louis in desperate need of an AB negative blood donor. Hospitals in St. Louis are in desperate need of AB negative blood. If you have this rare blood type, pleas ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 19 2009 - 5:47am

Morning Science Quote

Science grows through accretion, but becomes potent through distillation.- James P. Sethna, Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 17 2009 - 6:00am

Sometimes we all need to just stop and...

I was outside the target demographic of this dance (though I can moonwalk like no one's business) but if I were going to pick up a retro dance, this would be a cool one. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 17 2009 - 2:16pm

If only we all saw things like Hank...

My apologies, Kim... ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 17 2009 - 3:52pm

Morning Science Quote

Light is the principal means by which we are able to transmit and receive information from objects around us and throughout the universe. - Raymond Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 18 2009 - 6:04am

Morning Science Quote

Electrical arcs stabbed through the violet dusk. Heated solutions groaned toward their boiling points. Bubbles rose helically through luminous green liquids. Miniature explosions occurred in distant corners of the facility, sending up showers of glass as ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jun 19 2009 - 6:00am