This Week in Science: June 1, 2014
While the rest of us were gearing up for summer and firing up the barbecues and whatever it is we do in anticipation of summer, my lovely geeks and nerdlings in the world of science were coming up with stuff like this!
Virgin Galactic: http://bit.ly/1mEcfMa
Velociraptor robot: http://bit.ly/1kc1wvb
Robot skin: http://bit.ly/1hNPLFO
Driverless cars: http://bit.ly/1gBIqxC
Dragon capsule: http://bit.ly/1hG7q1V
Aircrafts flown by thought: http://bit.ly/1kRZ4ZE
Thanks, as always, to the ILFS Facebook page!
Check out the ILFS website.
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They’ve done it again, kiddie-winkers.
While we were out planning our gardens and trying to figure out how to hurt ourselves with fireworks, the devoted geeks and nerdlings in the world of science have come up with these findings!
Prehistoric girl: http://bit.ly/1j45bcI
Lucid dreaming: http://bit.ly/1glhORI
Well done, folks. Very well done indeed.
The world owes you a huge debt of gratitude!
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My family roots are one or two levels up from what would be the Italian equivalent of hillbillies.
Mountain people. Peasants, as it were. Honest, good, godly people who were… at least until they left for the New World… always screwed by those above them.
A few months ago, I ran into a song entitled “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.” It has stuck with me ever since.
The people of this song… the coal miners of eastern Kentucky and their families… have almost no connection to me or my family. And yet, this song gripped me.
Like a lot of people whose roots are in the hills, my family knows what it’s like to live somewhere where the sun comes up at 10 in the morning.
(“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” – Music & Lyrics by Darrell Scott)
Poverty crosses all kinds of lines. So does a feeling of helplessness. Of being stuck and not being able to find a way out.
Knowing in the pit of your stomach that you are doomed and that your future is all laid out for you, no matter what.
Thank goodness, my family was able to get away to a new place where they could build a new life.
May the Almighty bless and protect those who have not or cannot do the same.
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Well, the geeks and nerdlings out in science land have done it again.
While we were out doing… like… whatever… they were doing this!
Star cluster: http://bit.ly/1jlhbq0
Circuit board: http://bit.ly/S6XlW7
Heart transplants: http://bit.ly/1u4ST8t
Well done, people. Very well done.
We owe you so much. Thank you for making the world a better place and enriching our lives!
Thanks, as always, to the wonderful people over at IFLS!
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While the rest of us were out doing whatever the heck it is that we do, the geeks and nerdlings in the world of science were doing this…
Smartly done, folks!
New shape: http://bit.ly/1jHVFID
Y chromosome: http://bit.ly/1hrLASQ
Coldest star: http://bit.ly/1fgit6q
Mimic plant: http://bit.ly/RToETw
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Most women are pretty darned sure that most men are crazy.
But do we have to prove it to them so darned often?
I mean really.
Come on, guys!
We’re making it far to easy for them!
We could at least let’s try to make it challenging.
Get a grip, men.
Let’s not hand it to them on a silver platter.
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