28 Aug 05:19

1000: Hel Polls for Thee

http://www.GiantITP.com/comics/oots1000.html
28 Aug 04:00

Engineer Syllogism

The less common, even worse outcome: "3: [everyone in the financial system] WOW, where did all my money just go?"
28 Aug 05:00

Comic for 2015.08.28

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
29 Aug 05:00

Comic for 2015.08.29

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
28 Aug 05:12

Comic for August 28, 2015

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28 Aug 00:00

Engineer Syllogism

The less common, even worse outcome: "3: [everyone in the financial system] WOW, where did all my money just go?"
28 Aug 07:00

Chapter 53: Page 26

Someone who hides the fact they are flipping out? Seems unreasonable to me.
30 Aug 15:25

Trouser snake

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29 Aug 05:17

Comic for August 29, 2015

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28 Aug 14:26

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Jonah-Moses-Noah

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: More like... rock, paper, SINNERS.


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28 Aug 07:01

Comic: Coddus Interruptus

by tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Coddus Interruptus
28 Aug 07:01

Comic: Coddus Interruptus

by tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Coddus Interruptus
28 Aug 19:00

The best WiFi router (for most people)

by The Wirecutter
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 WiFi routers, plus analyzing...
28 Aug 04:00

Girl Genius for Friday, August 28, 2015

The Girl Genius comic for Friday, August 28, 2015 has been posted.
29 Aug 14:35

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Semantics

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: Seriously, how did you expect this to go?


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28 Aug 01:00

Future of Fenestration: Every Window Will Generate Solar Power

by Urbanist
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solar power windows

Better, cheaper and easier than solar windows, this newly-patented flexible coating can be applied to existing glass and plastic surfaces, turning any aperture into a source of electricity. With this technology on all of its surfaces, buildings can generate up to 50 times more solar energy per structure.

solar energy polymer

Developed by SolarWindow Technologies, this inexpensive approach has a payback time of as little as one year (far less than the 5 to 10 years of traditional solar approaches. As the technology evolves and expands, it is only a matter of time until every window draws energy from light.

solar generation panel transparent

By adding it to the inside surface of a window, the process protects the tech from exterior sources of damage and simplifies application. The solution is also lightweight and adaptable, making it easier to retrofit existing architecture without cost-intensive shipping or labor-intensive installation processes.

solar sheet making process

These sensitive photovoltaics can draw power from lunar energy and artificial lights in addition to the sun’s rays. Their relatively low price per unit reinforces the sensibility of simply putting them on all sides of a structure, including those with less natural light.

solar window tech

Effectively invisible wires draw electricity from the exposed surfaces while a uniform and architecturally-neutral color tinting process allows for a variety of of looks and degrees of transparency.

solar light neutral color

This new substance can be deployed as a sticky film on a surface or potentially even painted on as a liquid. The organic (but secretive) constituent source materials of the core polymer include common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.


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28 Aug 15:11

Hydrodecarboxylation of Carboxylic and Malonic Acid Derivatives via Organic Photoredox Catalysis: Substrate Scope and Mechanistic Insight

by Jeremy D. Griffin, Mary A. Zeller and David A. Nicewicz

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07770
28 Aug 18:52

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

by Joanna Goddard

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

We had the best time on vacation in Portland (what a friendly city! and the food!) and are now in Manzanita, the lovely coastal town, for the weekend.… Read more

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28 Aug 04:01

Nearing

by David M Willis
27 Aug 21:08

The Reunion pt 1

27 Aug 21:30

Fall Asleep Faster by Sticking One of Your Feet Outside of Your Covers

by Patrick Allan

Now matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can’t fall asleep when you want to. There are a lot of tricks for helping your brain head to sleepy town, but this scientifically supported method might be one of the simplest.

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28 Aug 15:00

Matt Damon Spills ‘Bourne 5′ Details; Shooting Begins Next Week

by Angie Han

Matt Damon in Bourne

Right now, pretty much the only thing we know about the plot of the next Bourne movie is that it’ll be about Bourne. Matt Damon reprises his role as the amnesiac spy for the first time since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, after sitting out 2012’s The Bourne Legacy.

But with shooting scheduled to begin next week, Damon has finally confirmed some concrete details about where the story will go next, as well as some more general information on the real-world issues Jason Bourne will have to face. Get the latest Bourne 5 details after the jump.

As Damon told Buzzfeed, he and Bourne 5 (and Bourne Supremacy, and Bourne Ultimatum) director Paul Greengrass continually revisited the idea of a new Bourne film during that eight-year gap since Ultimatum. “We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change,” he said.

What finally clicked things into place for them were the reveals by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. While Damon wouldn’t get too into detail about the plot of the new film, he did offer a sense of the film’s themes:

Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.

He also got more specific about those austerity-riddled European locations:

We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of…”

(Damon declined to finish that sentence, so fill in the blank with whatever you think Las Vegas represents.)

Besides Damon, Bourne 5 brings Julia Stiles back to the fold as Nicky Parsons. Tommy Lee Jones joins the cast as a high-ranking CIA officer, and Alicia Vikander has also signed on in an unspecified role. Jeremy Renner, who played new series lead Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy, will not return.

Greengrass is directing from a script he wrote with Christopher Rouse, and will additionally direct with Damon, Frank Marshall, Greg Goodman, and Ben Smith. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers.

Bourne 5 opens July 29, 2016.

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28 Aug 09:10

Activation of α-Diazocarbonyls by Organic Catalysts: Diazo Group Acting as a Strong N-Terminal Electrophile

by Lei Li, Jia-Jia Chen, Yi-Jin Li, Xiu-Bin Bu, Qun Liu, Yu-Long Zhao

Abstract

For the first time α-diazocarbonyls have been used as highly active N-terminal electrophiles in the presence of bicyclic amidine catalysts. The C[BOND]N bond-forming reactions of active methylene compounds as C nucleophiles with α-diazocarbonyls as N-terminal electrophiles proceed quickly under ambient conditions, in the presence of 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU), because of the formation of the reactive N-terminal electrophilic intermediates. DBU activates both the active methylene and α-diazocarbonyl. Importantly, this reaction is general for both active methylenes and α-diazocarbonyls, and the activation mode will lead to new synthetic applications of α-diazocarbonyls.

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Active duty: 1,8-Diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene catalyzes the C[BOND]N bond-forming reactions of active methylenes, as C nucleophiles, with α-diazocarbonyls, as N-terminal electrophiles, under ambient reaction conditions. DBU plays activates both the active methylene and α-diazocarbonyl.