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Interesting Ad for Ford Mustang

March 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The blur effect you see in the ad is for real – the billboard uses GE Lexan EXL Semi-transparent Resin to blur whats behind the billboard, regardless of weather, season and lighting. See Ian Hart’s page for details. Ian was the guy who designed the ads. The ads take the cake for creative use of [...]

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You Can’t Whistle In a Space Suit

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Whistle While You Work? Not in Space

“You can’t whistle because the air pressure in the suit is only 4.3 pounds per square inch, and normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi, so there are not enough air molecules blowing by your lips to make a sound.”
Now, suddenly, I don’t want to go to space [...]

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The history of Evolutionary Computation

February 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The history of evolutionary computation, vol. 1 is a great article that merits a read, at least one read, that is.

Bravo!

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How to write an awesome scientific paper

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

How to write an awesome scientific paper | COSMOS magazine
Turning even the most dreary scientific paper into a riveting read is not as hard as it may seem…

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The Brain Says the Coke Ad Was the Best

February 5th, 2007 · No Comments

FKF Applied Research, with the help of UCLA’s Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, said that Coca-Cola’s “Video Game” ad–a 60-second animated spot that promotes random acts of kindness–scored this year because it elicited the most positive emotions in subjects’ brains.
From news.com.com

Interesting research – they monitor brain activity to see which ads elicit the most “positive” [...]

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How athletes’ sex is verified

February 4th, 2007 · No Comments

You must remember that I wrote about an Indian Athlete who failed a sex test. I was left wondering what test it was that could possibly identify a female as a male. I also wondered why the physician doing the test would’nt simply ask the athlete to lower his/her pants.
The reason why the pants stay [...]

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The Forer effect or Why Horoscopes seem so true

February 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Today I was searching for the name of the phenomenon by which positive affirmations, predictions or personality analysis always seems true. There is no end to the number of personality tests online – ones that aid self-discovery and promote a better understanding of one’s self – you get what I am talking about.

Turns out there [...]

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Look up Number Sequences at the Online Encyclopedia

January 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences has been around for a long, long time and yet it stays handy to lookup that number sequence that shows up in your research data. Born from the AT&T research labs, back when they were still the best

In fact, it is handy to look up your phone number, or [...]

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Apollon: World’s oldest ritual discovered

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Apollon: World’s oldest ritual discovered. Worshipped the python 70,000 years ago

They did not burn the spearheads by chance. They brought them from hundreds of kilometers away and intentionally burned them. So many pieces of the puzzle fit together here. It has to represent a ritual…
Torfinn Ørmen, a zoologist who lectures on human evolutionary history at [...]

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Levitated for a hour above Flash

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Levitated | Everything – Look at these here flash pieces-of-art if you do nothing else today. Some of them explore symmetry, some science, some the I-ching, and some just let me explore them.

I love it. Time to get back to the levitated gallery…

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