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Gifts For Geeks

Gifts For Geeks

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These Photos Are Actually Pencil Perfect Drawings At just 22 years old, Italian artist Diego Fazo has developed the skill to create photo-realistic drawings using a simple charcoal pencil. His latest creation, pictured below, has drawn hundreds of positive comments on his Deviant Art profile. Don’t tell me you can tell the image below is a drawing and not a high-definition photograph, because I don’t buy it. In fact people were so skeptical this incredible piece of art was drawn by hand that young Diego Fazo had to put up some photos of the work in progress just to lay doubts to rest. And looking at his-mind-blowing masterpiece, can you really blame people for questioning it’s hand-drawn? Like other talented artists who started their careers on Deviant Art, Diego is a self-taught pencil master whose technique matured with the passing of the years.

100 Best (Free) Science Documentaries Online No matter how much you know, there is always something new to learn about science. While your college courses may cover the basics, you can get a more in-depth look at a wide variety of topics from Internet resources such as these great documentaries. These selections will help you explore everything from the inner reaches of the human mind to the outer areas of our universe and just about everything else in between. 11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. The Ultimate List of Uses for Old Computers Are you wondering what to do with that old computer? Well, I will start by skipping the usual… I will not talk about the obvious uses which you probably already know like: “Sell it on eBay”, “Cannibalize it”, “Give it to the Kids”, “Donate it”, “Recycle it” etc. If you wanted to do any of those you wouldn’t be reading this article in the first place, would you? Or other uses that are simply not practical for 99.9% of us… Like building a cluster… That is, if you have more than one old pc, and are prepared to spend more on electricity than what these computers are worth. I am going to give you real no-nonsense uses, which will save you money, make your life easier, and will be plain fun. I will provide you with links that will help you and not just leave you with empty-handed suggestions.

Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures A-Z Looking for a healthier (and kinder) alternative to chicken wings? Try these juicy, tangy, and spicy buffalo cauliflower “wings”! Deliciously versatile and with just enough “kick,” these bite-sized pieces of cauliflower offer an eerily similar experience to eating chicken wings. 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales?

Angel's Knitting and Crochet So I made this for my brother, sister in law and nephew, I mentioned this once before but after thinking about it I’ve decided it’d be best to just put it on here for free. Legally I don’t think I could sell it anyway, I must say they look good but this is the absolute hardest pattern I’ve ever made! It is well worth it for a gift for that family member that loves minecraft. I originally made it in gray because I didn’t have any green, and I made it with I love this yarn from hobby lobby which I HIGHLY recommend for this, the only other yarn I used is red heart and if you use it you must use smaller size needles! The only reason I have specific yarn suggestions with this pattern is because it worked out perfect with the I love this yarn, but with red heart it stretched too much and ended up looking lumpy. I made them in 3 different sizes by changing the needle size, US 6, 4 and 3.

Vegan Miso Soup Recipe - Made Just Right Photo courtesy of Adactio[/caption] It used to be that chicken soup was the prescribed go-to meal for anyone feeling under the weather. There are however healthier plant-based options that not only help ease one through the transition from illness back to health, but also contribute to an overall sense of well-being. Miso soup is at the top if that list! What’s your go-to meal when you’re not feeling so hot? Tell us below in the comments for a chance to win free Earth Balance®!

Evil Hot Gummi Bears Once upon a time, there were three bears – a big bear, a medium sized bear and tiny weeny bear. Being so small, the tiny weeny bear was forever being left behind and ignored. His cousins the bigger bears got all the attention with their bright colours and huge size. The little bear would often find himself left behind. He was so small, he thought, he was barely a bear at all.

Abandoned Stations entire stations entire levels platforms SOUTH FERRY and BOWLING GREEN | BROOKLYN BRIDGE | 14 ST | 96 ST CHAMBERS ST | CANAL ST | BOWERY | DE KALB AVE 59 ST | LEXINGTON AVE (63 ST) | HOYT-SCHERMERHORN STS uncompleted work Hudson and Manhattan Stuff no one told you: Simple truths of life At some point in 2010, Alex Noriega, illustrator from Barcelana, was going through a crisis due to some isues at work. He decided to start a blog as a way of trying to find what he was doing wrong. He wanted to put on paper all that he had learned in life as simple as possible and try to see if what was happening around him made any sense. And it didn’t Still, his work is great and we are happy to present it to you!

Creative Street Art Art & Design A collection of funny, clever, and beautiful pieces of street art. Demon core Manufacturing and early history[edit] The two physicists Harry Daghlian (center left) and Louis Slotin (center right) during the Trinity Test The next bomb of the implosion type had been scheduled to be ready for delivery on the target on the first good weather after August 24th, 1945. We have gained 4 days in manufacture and expect to ship the final components from New Mexico on August 12th or 13th. Providing there are no unforeseen difficulties in manufacture, in transportation to the theatre or after arrival in the theatre, the bomb should be ready for delivery on the first suitable weather after August 17th or 18th.[3]

I love the watch and the computer set. I love the gloves and jacket too, that sounds cool for my ski vacation escapade. :) by reynescabruner Dec 9

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