Iceland's prime minister has married her partner under a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in the country.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Taken from slashdot:
"Utilizing human lung and blood vessel cells, researchers have created a device mounted on a microchip that mimics a living, breathing human lung. About the size of a rubber eraser, the device was developed by a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, and Children's Hospital Boston. Because it's translucent, researchers can watch the processes taking place inside of it — something that's difficult to do with an actual lung. It will be used for testing the respiratory effects of environmental toxins, aerosolized therapeutics, and new drugs. Using conventional models, such tests can cost more than $2 million."
The Harvard lung-on-a-chip
A BRITISH motor racing boss has died after romping with a woman who claims to be "Europe's most perverted dominatrix".Robert Mortimer, 58, collapsed in the shower after an "intense session" with Mistress Lucrezia and her assistant, Mistress Juno, at their Belgian villa near Brecht.
The two women, whose website says they specialise in administering "extreme pain", called an ambulance after Mr Mortimer keeled over on Tuesday afternoon.
Lucrezia, 46, whose real name was given only as Ira V.D., and Juno, 37, were both arrested and charged with assault and battery leading to death, without intent to kill.
all started when 4chan decided to bring Zach Anner onto Operas search for the next TV star by voteing him to the top. although the interviewer was a complete dick to Zach he still managed to be humorous and entertaining with his comment “I would be more offended except your producers thought it was Stephen Hawking when i showed up”
Remember kids no Atlantis is too fictional or underwater
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"This image from an Italian study published online Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by the New England Journal of Medicine shows the eyes of three patients with alkali burns before and after successful stem cell transplants."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Client: “That’s way too much money to charge for an email campaign. It’s not hard to put a few graphics in an email.”
Me: “I charge based off of my regular hourly rate and that’s how long it will take to complete the project.”
Client: “Forget it. We’ll just do it in house. We have a copy of Dreamweaver.”
[Phone call 2 weeks later]
Client: “Can you talk for a second?”
Client: “OK. We made that email campaign, but I can’t figure out why all of the links take me to the unsubscribe page.”
Me: “I’m not sure. Is this a test email you’re talking about? I can finish the project for you based on my hourly rate.”
Client: “Well…no. We already sent it.”
The client sent an email campaign to a list of 74,000 customers with every link in the email being a one-click unsubscribe.
Monday, June 14, 2010
From an article at Daily Tech, where they talk about the dangers of such a powerful laser: 'And here's the best (or worst) part — it can set people (or things) on fire. Apparently the laser is so high-powered that shining it on fleshy parts will cause them to burst into flames. Of course it's equally capable of blinding people.' The thing that caught my eye was the price: $200. I wonder if they'll be able to meet the demand, since (if it works as advertised) this will be on every geek's Christmas list.
The product comes with a warning that the weapons-grade laser can burn and/or blind people or animals. (Source: WickedLasers)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Given enough time anything is possible if not add into account parallel universes where only minor differences occur
The odds are astronomical: 30 years ago, when Alex and Donna Voutsinas lived in different countries and long before they met and married, they were captured in the same photo at Disney World. That's Donna at right in front. Alex is in the stroller in the background immediately behind Mr. Smee.
Batman can't lift his costume over his stomache like that. It's made of Kevlar.
Batman can't breathe on the moon.
The sun is illuminating half of the back side of Earth.
The sun is too large. If it's supposed to be a red sun, then Superman should have retired the uniform and it should engulf Earth.
Superman is pressing up against Batman to hear the baby. He has super hearing and should not need to do this.
Batman no longer wears his logo like that.
Batman wouldn't even bother being Batman if he were pregnant. Notice the lack of utility belt? He's not prepared to do superhero work.
Batman is a man.
Batman's breasts are not swelled.
Missing anything? other then the fact i stole this from reddit i try to always source where i get things that's more then 90% of blogspam you get
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to make a highly concentrated water-free liquid of a key blood protein, myoglobin, opening up the possibility of new types of biomedical materials
Man takes his girlfriend to the top of a mountain to propose, but she is struck and killed by lightning minutes before they reach the top.
ill leave the puns jokes and religious thoughts to you
“The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) used the four types of chemicals that make up DNA, and complex assembly methods utilizing yeast cells, to ’program’ the 1.08 million base pairs that make up the genome for the bacteria cell. As described in the journal Science, the result was a synthetic copy of the Mycoplasma mycoides, dubbed M. mycoides JCVI-syn1.0, that can grow and divide like normal.”
“An expansive EU project to produce an artificial cornea has found success thanks to the work of Joachim Storsberg of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Germany. Storsberg helped develop a new version of an opthalmological polymer which the eye will bond to and still allow to function properly. The new polymer could help restore sight to thousands waiting for corneal transplants around the world. The artificial cornea has passed clinical trials and is ready to see expanded use in patients this year. Very soon those with corneal blindness may find a ready cure in the form of the new implant.”
Sunday, June 6, 2010
it had to be said after comments like this
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I wanted to make a joke about this, but the article already did it for me.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Although this happened in 2009 so its old news its still funny
Everybody is into rail these days; it is the greenest way to get around next to a bike. Leonid Mulyanchik has been into it for years since before the Berlin Wall fell, since before the first Macintosh, building his own private underground Metro railway system.
another man that has done something like this is Burro Schmidt