Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

tags: PiXar, NeXt, Apple computers, technology, follow your passion, education, advice, Stanford University, Steve Jobs, streaming video Steve Jobs demonstrates tremendous tunnel vision as he talks about his life in his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this white man with a loving family makes a huge and…

Math Class Shadow

tags: math class, film making, animation, technology, weird, offbeat, flatland, Biola University, Matthew Weathers, streaming video This is a trick that Matthew Weathers made for a lecture he presented in his Nature of Math class at Biola University. He apparently likes experimenting with mixing live action with video.

Lego Monsters Attack NYC!

tags: Lego Monsters Attack NYC, Lego, art, animation, technology, weird, offbeat, NYC, New York City, streaming video This is a silly video but the technology that was used to create it is really interesting to watch, especially for this NYCer!

tags: coins, mint, manufacturing, technology, factory, education, streaming video This is an interesting video showing how the €2 coin is made. This coin consists of two different metals that are squeezed together into one coin. Interestingly, it uses recycled copper — I wonder how many construction sites have lost their copper piping to thieves who…

Resonant Chamber

tags: Resonant Chamber, music, music video, film, animation, technology, computer graphics, Animusic, streaming video This interesting animation is an argument for how a self-playing harp might work. The one thing that would improve its efficiency is to have a “plucker” that is dedicated to each string (as you see on the bass part of this…

How Condoms Are Made

tags: condoms, manufacturing, technology, factory, education, streaming video Well, now this is an interesting video: how condoms are made. The manufacturing process is actually quite interesting, and my favorite part was stress-testing the condoms. I wonder what the people who work in that factory say when asked at a dinner party what they do for…

tags: handheld thermal cycler, LavaAmp, PCR, Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA, molecular biology, Unreasonable Insitute, DIY, technology, Guido Núñez-Mujica, streaming video Millions of people in the Global South suffer from neglected diseases, many of which could be treated, even cured, if they were detected early enough. But reliable, low cost diagnosis hasn’t been available, as drug…

tags: Old Spice commercial, manmercial, television, Superbowl, advertizing, technology, computer-generated imagery, CGI, wow, I’m on a Horse, Isaiah Mustafa, funny, humor, streaming video Daily, men ask themselves, What do women want? We want a gorgeous bare-chested man with a beautiful voice on a horse, that’s what! And this is exactly what Old Spice gave us…

Update: I Despise T-Mobile

Since I have been without wireless for one week now, I thought I’d take this opportunity to provide you with an update so you don’t think I’ve either died, lost interest in writing or been kidnapped by space aliens. None of these things is true.

Even Hitler Made a Hitler Parody

tags: Downfall, Even Hitler Made a Hitler Parody, internet meme, technology, Hitler, satire, parody, humor, comedy, fucking hilarious, streaming video If you’ve been following the Hitler Parodies video meme on YouTube (197 unique videos so far!), then you’ll appreciate this amusing parody where Hitler himself tries to jump on the bandwagon.