2021-09-27

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Nov 27, 2013

Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library: In short: yes. Digest powered by RSS […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Thu Nov 07, 2013

PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics: The tail-sticking-straight-out theory gains evidence. […]

Blinky gloves

I’m experimenting with wearable computing as a way to get back into programming. It’s fun because it involves more than just pixels on a screen; you get to mess with real-world stuff like LEDs and circuits and sensors and whatnot. And it’s low-risk because it’s hard to shock yourself badly or make stuff blow up […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Mon Sep 09, 2013

School is no Place for a Reader « Canadian Notes & Queries: “Sequential levelled readers” are making their punctual way to the house in the backpack, one every week. The teacher leans forward and says, mysteriously, “There is a difference between decoding and comprehension. Perhaps she is decoding that book, but she isn’t comprehending it.” […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Aug 14, 2013

Tech is killing childhood – Salon.com Tech is killing childhood – Salon.com: Some of the worst, most passive writing I’ve yet seen on this topic. She makes it sound like parents can’t do a single thing to put boundaries around technology use. “I tell you, it feels overwhelming,” says a mother who used to look […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Apr 24, 2013

"For hand towels, astronauts get those little vacuum-packed pucks that you kind of have to unravel…" “For hand towels, astronauts get those little vacuum-packed pucks that you kind of have to unravel into a towel. But what happens when you actually put the towels to use?” – What happens when you wring out a washcloth […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Apr 10, 2013

"The octopus-like movements and appearance of both protists reminded James of the horrid Cthulhu and…" “The octopus-like movements and appearance of both protists reminded James of the horrid Cthulhu and Cthylla, and the little protists were baptized after the two monsters. Cthulhu is often depicted as a giant, octopus-like entity with wings. Cthylla is his […]

Film?

M tells us a long story about a friend snapping a shot of her brother falling over while skiing D: And so it was immortalized on film, huh? M: No, it was a picture. D: I’ll just go over here and feel old now.

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Feb 06, 2013

"Until now, brain imaging specialists like me who deal with human injuries caused by trauma to…" ““Until now, brain imaging specialists like me who deal with human injuries caused by trauma to arteries in the head and neck have always been puzzled as to why rapid, twisting head movements did not leave thousands of owls […]

An encouragement: Tomato sauce

Tomato sauce! We go through so much of it I’ve always thought it might be one those things that’s worthwhile to make in bulk, but so many recipes involved peeling endless tiny tomatoes and/or removing seeds, neither of which sounds the slightest bit appealing. This method involves slow-roasting, which makes the skins more or less […]