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What future have nukes got?

As you presumably know by now, the earthquake in Japan damaged a series of nuclear reactors at the Fukujima Daiichi plant. Due to damage from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, safety systems failed and the reactors could not be shut down the way they were supposed. Hydrogen gas built up and several buildings surrounding the…

Benoit Mandelbrot, RIP

Laughing Squid reports, via John Brockman’s twitter feed and Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s website, that the father of fractal geometry has moved to a different fractional dimension.

Via A Continuous Lean, an HD version of origina 16 mm film from the Apollo 11 launch: So awesome.