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Startups Life sciences startups outgrow their San Francisco incubators by Ron Leuty First, the good news: Young life sciences companies in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco are largely surviving, thriving and growing. Now the bad news: They’re going to need a lot more space — and soon. San Francisco’s biotech and cleantech enclave has given rise to nearly 100 early-stage companies — from startups direct from the lab benches of the University of California, San ...

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The Fox Is Black » The Millenium Falcon constructed with 3D Legos in 3 minutes I know you guys love Legos, so I had to share this video created by Francisco Prieto, who’s created a 3D modeled version of the Lego Millenium Falcon. Taking over 3 years, Francisco created the video with 3DS Max and V-Ray, using 3,572,568 polygons and 670 hours of rendering time. To say this was a serious undertaking would be an understatement, clearly Francisco loves him some Legos and Star Wars. This is kind of magical to behold, especially the detailing that goes into the upper portions of the ship. I’ve also realized I would never want to try and build one of these for myself, I’d probably go nuts.

Man Decorates His Entire Basement Using a Sharpie and a Marker 53-year-old Says Kratzer managed to turn his boring cream-painted basement into an inhabitable masterpiece, by using his trusty sharpie and a magic marker. Mister Kratzer has always been fascinated by Impressionist art, and by the time he reached 30, he knew he wanted his house to be decorated with it. Since he couldn’t afford to buy all the art pieces he began creating them himself. He began painting, and now his works hang all over the house. So when he decided to redecorate the basement, it’s not very hard to guess what style he used as inspiration. Look deep into my dark pools It’s a line I’ve wanted to use in conversation for a long-time but never found the opportunity and now here it is: “look deep into my dark pools”. No, I haven’t made a mess or done something socially unacceptable. I’m just looking at the latest trading phenomena where buyers can place large trades into a market exchange and they sit there until sellers offer a good enough price for the volume.

Pokemon I Invented While I Was Drunk This is Dogerpion (but some people call him Kevin). He is a fire Pokemon!! OK, so he’s not the coolest Pokemon, but he’s reliable and caring. Chronicle: Evidence for psychic activity found It took eight years and nine experiments with more 1,000 participants, but the results offer evidence that humans have some ability to anticipate the future. "Of the various forms of ESP or psi, as we call it, precognition has always most intrigued me because it's the most magical," said Daryl Bem, professor of psychology emeritus, whose study will be published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology sometime next year. "It most violates our notion of how the physical world works. Impressive Lego Sculpture of Albert Einstein This past October, Legoland Florida opened to the public, targeting families with children ages 2 to 12. With about 50 million bricks used, it is the fifth and largest Legoland in the world with 50 attractions in 10 themed areas. According to Legoland Florida Master Builder Jason Miller, two of the biggest construction projects at the park were a brontosaurus near the park's entrance and a bust of Albert Einstein which greets visitors at the Imagination Zone, each of which required six to seven builders working for four months to complete.

30 of the Worlds Greatest Wedding Cakes Few things are more important on a wedding day (apart from both partners turning up; the ring being secure; and nobody objecting during the ceremony) than the cake. Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It's just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests. Here are 30 brilliant examples, to be used as inspiration for your own big day. Above: A wedding cake fit for an action hero. Above: An illustration of things to come?

Optimizing dark pool liquidity by Advanced Trading Over the last six years, liquidity has been an increasingly difficult commodity to detect and access in an electronic trading landscape that has become more and more fragmented. Jim Leman is managing director and principal of Westwater Corp., a New York-based management and technology consulting firm focusing on the financial services industry. Before becoming head of Westwater's Capital Markets Practice, Leman was head of programme and algorithmic trading initiatives at HSBC Securities. Prior to that, he was president of SunGard BRASS and was managing director of Electronic Trading and Connectivity at Citigroup. Ravi Manchi is a principal and head of Westwater Corp.'s Global Delivery & Business Strategy.

The Evolution of a Programmer High School/Jr.High First year in College program Hello(input, output) begin writeln('Hello World') end. How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness This month, we feature videos of a Greater Good presentation by Rick Hanson, the best-selling author and trailblazing psychologist. In this excerpt from his talk, Dr. Hanson explains how we can take advantage of the brain’s natural “plasticity”—it’s ability to change shape over time.

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