Monday Miscellany

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Web gems have been sent my way.

  • ASPEX, makers of scanning electron microscopes, offer to scan your sample for free and post the image on their site. Finally you can learn about the micro-structure of your tear-duct sleep gunk!

  • Pablo Zalama Torres makes lovely replicas of archaeological pottery.
  • An amateur volunteering for the Stardust @ Home project has probably discovered “the first known sample of matter ever collected from the local interstellar medium”. Space dust!
  • James Randi has come out of the closet. Congratulations, Randi! Your houdinesque escape will make it easier for other gay skeptics in the future.