The Plastic Brain

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They may stop writing on your sign, but now you’ve got a stack of reblogs and retweets Dr. H.

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A reagent called “Scale” can be used to make mouse brain transparent! Not just a great party trick, but invaluable for brain research.

More here.

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I hated VHS, and yet I love this nostalgia.

I found my box of old audio cassette last week, but don’t have a player. Luckily I have an old car with a cassette deck. It’s been awesome.

Via tastefullyoffensive:

Good Guy VHS

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Here is the maths behind Theo Jensen’s Strandbeests.

In the left, the original Jansen’s mechanism with it’s walking curve, and in the right, a simplified version.

Via mirandamolina

(vía Geometría Dinámica » El mecanismo de Jansen)

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An impact crater on a speck of dust. Yep.

Via sirmitchell:

Space is nuts. This is moon dust under a microscope. 

The crater near top left, being only a few thousandths of an inch across, was probably made by a meteoroid only a tenth of a thousandth of an inch in diameter. On the Earth, such micrometeoroids would be slowed to negligible speeds by our atmosphere, and simply float to the surface. But the absence of a lunar atmosphere allows them to hit the surface at tens of thousands of miles per hour.

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Got this at the end of last year. Four months in, the population of Robot City is looking good.

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My wife kept this from her childhood – and I couldn’t be happier. It’s an awesome game, from the overall design right down to the start-up music.

This website includes a copy of the original ad (and price: $39.95)

And this guy has kindly provided a YouTube video.

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Should you ever wonder why it was called La Belle Époque, please refer to the above picture.

Via tamburina:

The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel.

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Science, design and a nice cup of tea. Simply Heaven.

Via ianbrooks:

Tea Chemistry Set by Art Lebedev

Adorned with a traditional Gzhel pattern, this ceramic chemistry set has been repurposed as a Russian tea set. The best kind of science is the type you can drink.

(via: yankodesign)

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