24 Oct 00:00


'Oh, hey Mom. No, nothing important, just at work.'
23 Oct 21:03

Two Stunning Trailers for ‘Tant de Forets,’ an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet

by Christopher Jobson

Two Stunning Trailers for Tant de Forets, an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet  nature illustration animation

Two Stunning Trailers for Tant de Forets, an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet  nature illustration animation

Tant de Forets is an animated short by french illustrators and animators, Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet that was released on French TV earlier this year. According the the animators, the piece is based on a poem by Jacques Prévert by the same name that “speaks of the irony of the fact that newspapers warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves.” The film’s illustrative style seen in the two trailers here is unlike anything I’ve seen before, with beautiful use of color, depth, and geometry that’s somewhat reminiscent of Charley Harper in parts but with a bit more depth. If you like this, here’s an entirely different experimental piece the duo created “just for fun.”

(via Stellar)

23 Oct 20:37


23 Oct 19:46

Ylidenemalononitrile Enamines as Fluorescent “Turn-On” Indicators for Primary Amines

by Ashley R. Longstreet, Minyoung Jo, Rebecca R. Chandler, Kenneth Hanson, Naiqian Zhan, Jeremy J. Hrudka, Hedi Mattoussi, Michael Shatruk and D. Tyler McQuade

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja509058u
23 Oct 17:24



23 Oct 16:32

"That’s why there is a bite out of the Apple logo."...

"That’s why there is a bite out of the Apple logo." -slipperyfreud

23 Oct 16:09

The Milgram experiment in real life

by Jason Kottke

You don't know what you would do unless you're in that situation.

That's Philip Zimbardo's1 introduction to this fascinating and deeply disturbing video, depicting a real-world instance of Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience to authority figures2. In the video, you see a McDonald's manager take a phone call from a man pretending to be a police officer. The caller orders the manager to strip search an employee. And then much much worse.

The video is NSFW and if you're sensitive to descriptions and depictions of sexual abuse, you may want to skip it. And lest you think this was an isolated incident featuring exceptionally weak-minded people, the same caller was alleged to have made several other calls resulting in similar behavior. (via mr)

  1. Zimbardo conducted the notorious Stanford prison experiment in 1971.

  2. Milgram's experiment focused on a person in authority ordering someone to deliver (fake) electric shocks to a third person. Some participants continued to deliver the shocks as ordered even when the person being shocked yelled in pain and complained of a heart condition.

Tags: crime   NSFW   Philip Zimbardo   psychology   Stanley Milgram   video
23 Oct 16:00

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

by Kevin Ohannessian


One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.


In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are cars that drive by themselves all that it's cracked up to be?

The advertising agency Sparks & Honey has compiled a mess of data and research on autonomous cars into a report entitled "Driving Disrupted: Driverless Cars Change Everything." Besides the obvious things such as being safer for travel and freeing up time for other pursuits, there are some surprising things that will emerge in a world with intelligent cars.

Car Sharing

Pointing to an MIT study, the report states that whole cities could adopt a car-sharing program, not unlike bike sharing, which may make car ownership obsolete.

Entertainment on the Go

Beyond having extra time to work or read or do other hobbies, the report imagines autonomous cars as a place where the owner entertains a group of friends or colleagues, almost like a moving bar. And who knows where such drunkenness and debauchery will go...

Vehicles of Vice

And that means that bar-like autonomous cars could become the go-to place for illicit activities. Whether it is casual sexual encounters or drug use, the privacy and luxury of such cars could bring a spike in such activities.

We'll Need A New Source Of Municipal Income

With fewer traffic violations, cities and towns will have to find new ways to ticket its citizens to earn revenue or the penalties for existing violations will become more harsh. So you may want to reconsider your stance on jaywalking.

We'll Need A New Source Of Organs

Whether it is through growing them in the labs or through a form of 3-D printing, according to the report, artificial organs for health care will be in high demand because less traffic accidents means fewer natural organ donations.

You can view a slideshow of the report.

23 Oct 15:44

Two more weeks of this...

by Minnesotastan

The "caller ID" no longer works on my office phone, so yesterday when I answered it, I heard "Hi !! This is [politician].  I know everybody hates robocalls, but..." [click]

I have grown not to just despise the politicians, but to hate the process.
23 Oct 13:18

Transition metal catalysis in confined spaces

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00192C, Review Article
Stefan H. A. M. Leenders, Rafael Gramage-Doria, Bas de Bruin, Joost N. H. Reek
This review discusses different strategies to provide transition metal catalysts with a second coordination sphere and the effect this has in catalysis.
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23 Oct 09:30

The Anime Art Meme You Can Pinch for Real

by Brian Ashcraft

The Anime Art Meme You Can Pinch for Real

The latest meme to come out of Japan has people drawing anime (or manga) style characters on the back of their hands. And? Pinch them.


23 Oct 09:12

Цитата #430684

Обсуждение на хабре компактного энцефалографа, позволяющего измерять эмоции человека.
Terranz: дайте две!
hungry_ewok: Наивные. Молитесь чтобы это так и осталось забавной но бесполезной игрушкой.
SpiritOfDarkDragon: Только не говорите, что параноите на тему обратного воздействия.
hungry_ewok: Вам хватит и без обратного. «Оценка восторженности от работы в нашей замечательной фирме в течение рабочего дня», например...
23 Oct 09:00

Sudden hardware failure

by sharhalakis

by Kyle

23 Oct 07:01


by Doug


I love spiders. Oh wait no they’re the worst creatures on earth.

23 Oct 04:00

October 23, 2014

Music! Nerds! Me! Kelly! It's NERD NITE BLOCK PARTY tomorrow!
23 Oct 03:50

gunpowder-tea: nubbsgalore: for nepalese hindus, today is...

niranjan shrestha

narendra shrestha

prakash mathema

narendra shrestha

narendra shrestha

niranjan shrestha



for nepalese hindus, today is kukur puja, the second day of the five day tihar festival, nepal’s version of diwali. literally meaning “worship of dogs,” kukur puja is dedicated to honouring our special relationship with dogs, who are adorned in vermillion and garlands of marigold. photos by (click pic) narendra shresthaniranjan shresthanavesh chitrakarprakash mathema in kathmandu. 

I wonder what these dogs think is happening.

23 Oct 00:23

Consult WebMD

22 Oct 19:22

A Massive Outdoor Sculpture of a Man Bursting From the Ground in a Public Square

by EDW Lynch

Feltepve by Ervin Loranth Herve]
photo by László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

A gigantic man bursts from the ground in Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary in the massive outdoor sculpture “Feltépve” (“Ripped Up” or “Popped Up”) by artist Ervin Loránth Hervé. Crafted from polystyrene, the sculpture was installed temporarily for the Art Market Budapest contemporary art fair which took place earlier in October.

Feltepve by Ervin Loranth Herve
photo by László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

Feltepve by Ervin Loranth Herve
photo by László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

Feltepve by Ervin Loranth Herve
photo by László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

Feltepve by Ervin Loranth Herve
photo via Art Market Budapest

via VS.hu, WeLoveBudapest.com, Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

22 Oct 18:26

intercedeth: Source: twitter.com/imransiddiquee Wish I...


Source: twitter.com/imransiddiquee

Wish I would’ve gotten to this sooner since it’s late to be posting, but I really love this particular message and the discussion around “being a man” and how it relates to the treatment of women as well as gay men (or anyone else perceived as “less” / equivocated with being undesirably weak)

22 Oct 18:20


22 Oct 18:18

Novel BODIPY-Based Fluorescence Turn-on Sensor for Fe3+ and Its Bioimaging Application in Living Cells

by Binglin Sui, Simon Tang, Taihong Liu, Bosung Kim and Kevin D. Belfield

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/am506262u
22 Oct 18:14

Promoting Effects of In2O3 on Co3O4 for CO Oxidation: Tuning O2 Activation and CO Adsorption Strength Simultaneously

by Yang Lou, Jian Ma, Xiaoming Cao, Li Wang, Qiguang Dai, Zhenyang Zhao, Yafeng Cai, Wangcheng Zhan, Yanglong Guo, P. Hu, Guanzhong Lu and Yun Guo

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ACS Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/cs501049r
22 Oct 17:39


22 Oct 17:04

Make a Personalized Phrase Bracelet!

by A Beautiful Mess

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)    If I had to pick one piece of jewelry right now to be my "soulmate" jewelry, I think it would be these phrase bracelets. They are everything I'm looking for in a wearable companion. From the leather strap to the modern gold font and the slightly cheeky phrases, it's the perfect combination to make me say, "Gimmie! I want!" in a very mature and dignified manner. Besides looking so darn cute, the other big plus about these bracelets is that they take just minutes to make, and you can personalize them with whatever phrase or hashtag you want! #yesplease!

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)
-flat leather (10mm x 2mm) or oval leather (10mm x 6mm)
-letter sliders (I love this font in either 10mm x 2mm or 10mm x 6mm, and they sell hashtags too!)
-magnetic clasp (10mm x 2mm or 10mm x 6mm)
-jewelry glue

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial) Cut one side of your leather into a point like the front of an arrow (this makes it easier to slide the letters onto it). Slide your phrase letters onto the leather strap.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)
Trim your arrow shaped end so you have a straight cut instead. Take one of your magnetic clasps, add a small drop of glue into the opening, and quickly place your leather end into the opening. If you have a light colored leather, be careful not to add too much glue, or it will overflow the opening and darken the leather it comes in contact with (you can see it did a little bit on mine). Place the leather around your wrist to determine the length of the bracelet (keeping in mind how much length attaching the other clasp will add or take away). Cut your leather to size and attach the other side of the clasp.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)   Now, some bracelets have beads or parts that are supposed to slide freely on the bracelet, but since you want your phrase to be legible, you probably want them to hang out together in a neat little row. Flip the bracelet over and, starting with the middle letter, place a drop of glue where that letter should go. Slide your letter over onto the glue and let it sit for a moment until the glue starts to set. Repeat the process with the other letters until they are all glued in place.

Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)     Have to make these! Easy phrase bracelets (click through for tutorial)      I hope you guys are as into these bracelets as I am—I just adore them. I love the personalization aspect, all the different colors you can do, and they absolutely look like something that you bought rather than made. Yes!! And, on top of it all, they make a perfect gift, especially if you and your girlfriends (or sisters/family of course) have a particular phrase or hashtag that's an inside joke. Those are the best. Most of mine are every other sentence from Arrested Development. Unfortunately, those are too long for a bracelet (although maybe we could do "Marry Me" or "Her?"). Either way, here's the breakdown on this DIY: super easy, really cute, great gift idea. What's not to like? xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Josh Rhodes. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.

22 Oct 16:45

The truth about what Magic Leap are up to

by CommitStrip