"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - L.D

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein

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thinkwingman:

Android Are Bringing Technology to the Wrist

“Information that moves with you”. This is the promise of the newly announced smart watch concept from Android. In the past few years, the phrase “wearable technology” has been on the minds of every big tech company. Now, many of them are making true on the promise of smart devices solely built for portability and ease of use. What setsAndroid Wear apart from the flood of smart watches and wristbands, is the combination of Google OS and a truly elevated design aesthetic.

By incorporating incredibly intelligent software, any information is at the tip of your finger and a glance at your wrist. Search for exciting new restaurants, find the quickest route home, or find out the name of the actor who was in that obscure movie from your childhood.

Before the announcement of Android Wear, we have been limited to rather bulky smart watches or sporty, rubberized bands that can stand out (in a negative way). While the concepts for Android wear are still on the large side, thankfully with the help of theMotorola design team, the watches are moving towards a more inconspicuous look. Basically, you will no longer feel like you have a brick strapped to your wrist.

My favorite silly gene names

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jtotheizzoe:

On the heels of this post detailing the adorable story of the hedgehog gene, here’s some more of my favorite silly gene names, and the mutant reasons their redonkulous names:

  • tinman - Mutants do not develop a heart (Fruit fly)
  • dreadlocks - Causes photoreceptors to sprout…

Einstein and the Paper Clip

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jtotheizzoe:

According to mathematician and Einstein collaborator Ernst Straus, this is the anecdote that Albert most thought captured his essence:

We [Einstein and Ernst Straus] had finished the preparation of a paper and were looking for a paper clip. After opening a lot of drawers we finally found…

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freshphotons:

Food Chemistry Infographics (PDF). Follow Compound Interest on Tumblr!

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envycamacho:

kim-jong-healthy:

humpback whales in their natural habitat before deforestation forced them into the sea

this is actually so cool

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inu1941-1966:

『全宇宙誌』 松岡正剛ほか[編] 工作舎 1979

design: 杉浦康平 + 谷村彰彦 kohei SUGIURA + akihiko TANIMURA

http://fukuhen.lammfromm.jp/?p=431

neuroimages:

3D-printed brain sculpture, from 21st Century Self Portrait by Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker. 

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neuroimages:

3D-printed brain sculpture, from 21st Century Self Portrait by Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker

jtotheizzoe:

I wish we lived in a world where this wasn’t such homogenously-gendered and mostly pale-skinned crew, but we can’t change history. We can only change what the next generation will look like.
Still love these guys with all my atoms, tho :)

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jtotheizzoe:

I wish we lived in a world where this wasn’t such homogenously-gendered and mostly pale-skinned crew, but we can’t change history. We can only change what the next generation will look like.

Still love these guys with all my atoms, tho :)

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artandsciencejournal:

Wear Your Chromosomes: Jewelry Collection Made from 3D Prints of Microscopy Data

The X and Y-chromosomes found in humans are now wearable. Electron microscopist, Louise Hughes, has created a jewelry collection designed to mirror the look and shape of human chromosomes. Hughes designs every piece from microscopy data and produces it using 3D printing technology. Having already used the structures of organisms to create other jewelry pieces, Hughes felt she could not leave out the essential DNA and chromosomes. The 46 chromosomes found in our cells have never before been so beautifully displayed and worn.

As humans the genes in our DNA, as well as our environment, come to define us. When cells divide, chromosomes compress and form distinct shapes. Those shapes are what inspire the jewelry pieces made by Hughes. Male chromosomes, X and Y, female chromosomes, X and X and the triplet 21st chromosome that causes Down’s syndrome are all replicated in the human chromosome jewelry line. From rings and pendants, to earrings and cufflinks, the stainless steel, bronze, and silver pieces are available in both, karyotpye 1 or 2 structural designs. It has been said that art imitates life and with the human chromosome jewelry designs by Louise Hughes, art is literally replicates life.

Explore the Human Chromosome Jewelry Collection by Louise Hudges on Kickstarter. 

- Lee Jones