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Lasersaur Lasersaur The Lasersaur is an open source laser cutter. We designed it to fill the need of makers, artist and scientist who wanted a safe and highly-capable machine. Unlike others it comes fully loaded with knowledge to run, maintain, and modify. Since its conception, Nortd Labs and the Lasersaur community has generated knowledge to develop a comprehensive system. How can you Contribute? Unlike software, hardware RD is costly even when living off of Ramen. Short on cash? $32 Beta Access: Support the project and get full access to design documents, community (mailing list), and software before the project goes fully open source. $(any) Project Support: Simply want to support the project? We Accept Bitcoin! Credits Mad props to,,, grbl,, and their giants' shoulders.

Edge Master Class 2009 THE CURRENT CATALOG OF LIFE By Ed Regis In their futuristic workshops, the masters of the Synthetic Genomics, Craig Venter and George Church, play out their visions of bacteria reprogrammed to turn coal into methane gas and other microbes programmed to create jet fuel 14. Synthetic genomics, the subject of the conference, is the process of replacing all or part of an organism's natural DNA with synthetic DNA designed by humans. The specter of "biohackers" creating new infectious agents made its obligatory appearance, but synthetic genomic researchers are, almost of necessity, optimists. Church and his Harvard lab team have already programmed bacteria to perform each of these functions separately, but they have not yet connected them all together into a complete and organized system. But tumor-killing microbes were only a small portion of the myriad wonders described by Church. Church is also founder and head of the Personal Genome Project, or PGP. [ Permalink ]

Bobbie-the-Jeans Journal: 50 Reasons I Reject Evolution All About the Color PURPLE Where do we find the meaning of purple? Can we consult the regal robes of wealthy rulers of old? Is purple the resplendent glory of summer revealed by the iris in full bloom? Is purple the whimsical hue favored by unicorns and fairies? Meaning Of Purple: Explained That book was nothing more than purple prose. The purple of kings. Purple is royal. What do we know about purple? Physical Effects Purple both calms and stimulates our bodies, putting us in the right place for introspection and focused insight. Purple fosters creativity by awakening our senses while promoting the quiet necessary to make intuitive, insightful observations. Click to Tweet Symbolism And Meaning Of Purple Purple has long been associated with wealth and royalty, as purple dye was precious and expensive. Positive Associations Purple is cheerful–whimsical and playful. Purple is cheerful–whimsical and playful. Negative Associations Violet Chakra Color Freshstock Purple Birthstone Color Color Morsels Read About the Color Purple

Main Page - Protei >> 2013/04/25, 08:00 : Barcelona, Spain>> 2013/04/18, 08:00 - April 21, 20:00 : Casablanca, Morroco>> 2012/04/06, 08:00 - April 10, 20:00 Tema (Accra), Ghana>> 2013/03/25, 08:00 - March 30, 20:00 : CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA>> 2013/03/08, 08:00 - March 18, 20:00 : Port Louis, Mauritanie>> 2013/03/06 08:00 - March 11, 20:00 : Cochin, India>> 2013/03/01, 20:00 - Feb 25, 08:00 : Rangoon, Burma>> 2013/02/20, 08:00 - Feb 21, 20:00 : Singapore>> 2013/02/12, 08:00 - February 18, 16:00 : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam>> 2013/02/07, 08:00 - Feb 8, 20:00 : Hong Kong>> 2013/02/03 : 08:00 - Feb 4, 20:00 : Shanghai, China>> 2013/01/30, 08:00 - Jan 31, 20:00 : Kobe, Japan>> 2013/01/27, 08:00 - Jan 28, 23:00 : Yokohama, Japan >> 2013/01/15, 08:00 - 16, 20:00 : Hilo, Hawaii, USA>> 2013/01/9, 17:00 : departure from San Diego, CA, USA >> 2012/11/29 : TEDxVilaMada "Nosso Planeta Agua" Sao Paolo, Brasil >> 2012/10/18 - 28 : Protei at Lodz Design Festival, Poland. Blog Origin of the name & Biomimicry Protei Community

DIYbio/FAQ From OpenWetWare DIYbio FAQ v1.5: "The biohacker's FAQ" This FAQ for DIYbio is actively maintained by it's editors, and by you! Edit your contributions directly or email updates to the DIYbio email list, Major contributors (in alphabetical order): The contents of this FAQ are copyright under the OpenWetWare Copyright policy (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported). This Frequently Asked Questions document is for the DIYBio mailing list. 1.0 - copied on 4/7/2009 from 1.1 - some updates to clarify original version 1.2 - new sections, reorg, + sections about DIY agar DOI:10.1007/BF00152620 1.3 - expand projects sections. DIYbio is an organization that aims to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists, and DIY biological engineers who value openness and safety. What is DIYbio's mission? -- Len Sassaman, DIYbio google group Schmidt M, 2008. IRGC 2008. Other Papers:

Mr. Tompkins Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland where c = 10 km/hr There are many pictures so it may take a few minutes to download this page. The hands of the big clock on the tower down the street were pointing almost to noon and the streets were nearly empty. A single cyclist was coming slowly down the street and, as he approached, Mr Tompkins' eyes opened wide with astonishment. Mr Tompkins did not notice that he gained much in speed, but, as the result of his effort, he flattened still more and went down the street looking exactly like a picture cut out of cardboard. Then, Mr Tompkins felt very proud because he could understand what was happening to the cyclist-- it was simply the contraction of moving bodies about which he had just learned. "Evidently nature's speed limit is lower here," he concluded, "that is why the bobby on the corner looks so lazy, he need not watch for speeders." [It has much more power than a bicycle, so the dilation is greater to observers.] "By Jove! “Speed limit?” “Well ! “Oh!

SevenTipsText The return brief is a mechanism by which you are communicating back to a client what you understand the job to be, and how you will go about doing it. This is also an opportunity to introduce more sustainable options to your client. The return brief moves you out of the domain of merely servicing the client, to analysing the design brief as a document that demonstrates a set of assumptions about practical considerations as well as needs, values and desires. You need to be very prepared to back up non-conforming options with information that you can bring into conversations with your client. 1. First, you need to fully understand the brief. 2. This is an internal process too. 3. Clients do not like problems, but most would appreciate being shown problems that they have not accounted for, and this is also a legitimate part of your role. 4. Meet 'problems' with clear-cut design 'solutions' that you have developed. 5. Give the client more than they bargained for. 6. 7.

Generation FAB by Matthew Gardiner on Prezi Systems & Synthetic Biology Kugelblitz (astrophysics) In theoretical physics, a kugelblitz (German: "ball lightning", not to be confused with ball lightning) is a concentration of light so intense that it forms an event horizon and becomes self-trapped: according to general relativity, if enough radiation is aimed into a region, the concentration of energy can warp spacetime enough for the region to become a black hole (although this would be a black hole whose original mass-energy had been in the form of radiant energy rather than matter). In simpler terms, a kugelblitz is a black hole formed from energy as opposed to mass. According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, once an event horizon has formed, the type of mass-energy that created it no longer matters. A kugelblitz is so hot it surpasses the Planck temperature, the temperature of the universe 5.4×10−44 seconds after The Big Bang. A kugelblitz is an important plot element in Frederik Pohl's novel Heechee Rendezvous.