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Near Infrared photography

December 13, 2007

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This image is located at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SD10_IR_Bending_Tree.jpg and was uploaded by Dick Lyon, a great contributor to Wikipedia. See a higher resolution version of the image here. (Correction: this image was captured by: Seng P. Merrill and is distributed via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. So…sorry about that, Seng.) Random, but luscious I’ve found some […]

Hospital architecture

December 11, 2007

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Recently, I’ve become very interested in hospital and clinic architecture; specifically, I’m interested in how seemingly unrelated factors, such as the intensity of illumination, background noise levels, and door handle composition, can significantly affect patients’ outcomes. The image above, from http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org, is of the Evelina Children’s Hospital in the borough of Lambeth. It’s beautiful, open, […]

Echinacea: Any opinions?

December 11, 2007

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It may be a pretty ornamental (E. purpurea, via Wikipedia), but David doesn’t seem so convinced of its therapeutic efficacy. He provides a nice, referenced article in PDF at his blog, “The Canberra Journal.” Plus, he uses a Mac, which is worth a couple of points. More on this topic (from the NIH) here and […]

Kind of useless, yet totally cool

December 6, 2007

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Google Earth Flight Simulator at Google Earth and the visually related… …Simpsons comedy gold… …beside the utter brilliance that inspired it. Also available on youtube This last item is the exception. It is both totally useful and exceedingly cool. Cheap WhiteBoard WiiHack from JohnnyLee

More binaural lusciousness

December 1, 2007

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Okay, so here’s some more binaural lusciousness…true, the music is a little lame, but it’s got a nice video. Standard disclaimer…no pleasure without headphones, so put it on your iPod nano and bliss out. Seriously, though, this video is great…with it, all of you aspiring recording artists can see how it should be done. Just […]

Caffeination

December 1, 2007

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I prefer to roast my own coffee at home. Not only is the price of green coffee significantly lower than that of roasted coffee, the quality is typically higher and the product is undeniably fresher. (Who knows when that bag of $tarbux was roasted? 6 months ago? The lifespan of fresh coffee is measured on […]