04 Feb 06:08

Comic for February 04, 2016

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04 Feb 06:27

Twisty fusion reactor goes online after 19 years of work

by Jon Fingas
Germany just took fusion power one big, important step forward. The country's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics has just switched on Wendelstein 7-X, the first large fusion reactor based on a twisty stellarator design. It's only producing hydro...
05 Feb 14:42

A history of Japan

by Jason Kottke

Bill Wurtz's History of Japan is the most entertaining history of anything I have ever seen.

Tags: Bill Wurtz   Japan   video
04 Feb 15:00

The Simpsons screencap search engine

by Jason Kottke

Frinkiac searches through the subtitles from every episode of The Simpsons (in the first 15 seasons) and returns screencaps of all the times when the search term was used. For example, inanimate:

In Rod We Trust

(via @emunn)

Tags: search   The Simpsons   TV
05 Feb 06:02

Comic for February 05, 2016

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05 Feb 08:01

Comic: Guardian, Definition 3

by Tycho
New Comic: Guardian, Definition 3
05 Feb 06:21

Girls With Slingshots - GWS Chaser #239

by tech@thehiveworks.com
New comic!
Today's News:

We can all send Kelvin Palm our very grateful gratitude; he has dug up the rules to Strip Drunk Scrabble and placed them tenderly on top of the Internet, like a pie crust or a doily, for all to admire.

Beware, and enjoy.

http://www.girlswithslingshots.com//comic/gws239">Here's the old strip!

04 Feb 05:01

954

by Lar deSouza

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04 Feb 14:46

Synthesis of Enantioenriched Indolines by a Conjugate Addition/Asymmetric Protonation/Aza-Prins Cascade Reaction

by Blake E. Daniels, Jane Ni, Sarah E. Reisman

Abstract

A conjugate addition/asymmetric protonation/aza-Prins cascade reaction has been developed for the enantioselective synthesis of fused polycyclic indolines. A catalyst system generated from ZrCl4 and 3,3′-dibromo-BINOL enables the synthesis of a range of polycyclic indolines in good yields and with high enantioselectivity. A key finding is the use of TMSCl and 2,6-dibromophenol as a stoichiometric source of HCl to facilitate catalyst turnover. This transformation is the first in which a ZrCl4⋅BINOL complex serves as a chiral Lewis-acid-assisted Brønsted acid.

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The artist formerly known as Prins: The title cyclization reaction has been developed and is catalyzed by a zirconium-derived Lewis-acid-assisted Brønsted acid. The protocol enables the synthesis of a range of polycyclic indolines in good yields and with high enantioselectivity.

06 Feb 06:04

Comic for February 06, 2016

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05 Feb 06:21

Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Campaign: Into the fire

by tim@cad-comic.com (Tim Buckley)
04 Feb 02:47

Girls With Slingshots - GWS Chaser #238

by tech@thehiveworks.com
New comic!
Today's News:

Lest you forget, Strip Drunk Scrabble is a game I actually created the rules to (they're in the back of Volume 2 and were play-tested THOROUGHLY) and even though that book is sold out online, you can totally get the poster!

http://www.girlswithslingshots.com//comic/gws238">Here's the old strip!

 

05 Feb 16:03

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Neato!

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: The fact that I'm depressed is a consequence of a singularity billions of years ago!


New comic!
Today's News:
04 Feb 13:05

Characterization of Iron-Imido Species Relevant for N-Group Transfer Chemistry

by Diana A. Iovan and Theodore A. Betley

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12582
04 Feb 12:05

Reversible Carbon Dioxide Binding by Simple Lewis Base Adducts with Electron-Rich Phosphines

by Florenz Buß, Paul Mehlmann, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Klaus Bergander and Fabian Dielmann

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b13116
04 Feb 04:40

Comic: Second Thoughts

New Comic: Second Thoughts
05 Feb 21:40

Enantioselective Decarboxylative Arylation of α-Amino Acids via the Merger of Photoredox and Nickel Catalysis

by Zhiwei Zuo, Huan Cong, Wei Li, Junwon Choi, Gregory C. Fu and David W. C. MacMillan

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b13211
04 Feb 06:00

Menage a 3 - Let me do all the talking

Menage a 3 - Let me do all the talking
05 Feb 05:00

To Taste

Look, recipe, if I knew how much was gonna taste good, I wouldn't need you.
04 Feb 15:54

Awesome tips for getting cheap airfares with Google Flights

by Cory Doctorow

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I'm a hardcore traveler and Google Flights is my tool of choice for figuring out my weird, complex, ever-changing plans. (more…)

04 Feb 12:03

Isotope Effects Reveal the Mechanism of Enamine Formation in l-Proline-Catalyzed α-Amination of Aldehydes

by Melissa A. Ashley, Jennifer S. Hirschi, Joseph A. Izzo and Mathew J. Vetticatt

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10876
05 Feb 17:06

A Bot That Drives Robocallers Insane

by timothy
Trailrunner7 writes: Robocalls are among the more annoying modern inventions, and consumers and businesses have tried just about every strategy for defeating them over the years, with little success. But one man has come up with a bot of his own that sends robocallers into a maddening hall of mirrors designed to frustrate them into surrender. The bot is called the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, and it's the work of Roger Anderson, a veteran of the phone industry himself who had grown tired of the repeated harassment from telemarketers and robocallers. Anderson started out by building a system that sat in front of his home landlines and would tell human callers to press a key to ring through to his actual phone line; robocallers were routed directly to an answering system. He would then white-list the numbers of humans who got through. Sometimes the Jolly Roger bot will press buttons to be transferred to a human agent and other times it will just talk back if a human is on the other end of the line to begin with.

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05 Feb 21:53

Pintrest. Kind of a dick.

by thebloggess
I just spent two hours on pinterest looking at intricate school lunches that are pandas carved out of fruit and shit, and do-it-yourself paper-mache-glittery-giraffe heads and I was thinking, “Who in the hell has time to make this shit?” And then … Continue reading →
04 Feb 03:58

Proof Of Protection