Thursday, March 10

Sleep is More Important Than Food (Harvard Business Review)

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"Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You'd probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you'd be fine."

Sleep is More Important Than Food (Harvard Business Review).

A New Volcanic Fissure Opened in Hawaii

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Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii is currently erupting, pouring lava from a new fissure in the Earth. Check out the video over at BoingBoing.


Zelda's Saviour, Link Visits His Mother

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A very funny set of jpegs of Link visiting his mother's cave before he heads out to save Zelda. (via Dorkly)

Map of the History of Science Fiction

Map history science fiction major geek nerd fantasy booksCheck out this awesome map of the history of science fiction over at SciMaps.Org.


Friday, March 4

The Internet Is Nominated Again For the Nobel Peace Prize

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Though having the internet as a contender is a bit confusing (who wins the prize money?), it is rightly contended that the internet could be considered because of the Egyptian revolution and all the good social media was able to facilitate.

Still, it's up again Wikileaks' Julian Assange (among 239 other nominations) so we'll have to see.

(via TechCrunch)

New Batteries Can Recharge Using Sunlight

In recent years, solar technology has advanced greatly allowing for miniaturization and wider integration into today's products.

Researchers (Yung-Hsaing Chang, Ming-Shien Lin and Chang-Ting Lu) have been able to create a solar battery (AA and AAA) as of late. Called the "Light Catcher", it is basically a "photoelectronic battery comprised of tiny anti-reflective solar cells that soak up energy from the sun"

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(via SmartPlanet)

Thursday, March 3

Alcon Entertainment Looking to Reboot "Blade Runner"

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Seems like there is a spectacular chance of failure but according to Alcon.

"This is a major acquisition for our company, and a personal favorite film for both of us," Kosove and Johnson, co-heads of Alcon stated. "We recognize the responsibility we have to do justice to the memory of the original with any prequel or sequel we produce. We have long-term goals for the franchise, and are exploring multiplatform concepts, not just limiting ourselves to one medium.”

(via HollywoodReporter)

Wednesday, March 2

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails Wins Oscar for the Social Network

On February 27th, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Aticus Ross won the Best Original Score Oscar for the Social Network.

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Reznor said, "Thankfully David (Fincher, Director of the Social Network) had a very clear idea of what he wanted... The only immediate direction he gave us was that there be no orchestra, be similar to Bladerunner -- inhabit the same iconic quality -- but not sound dated. It was definitely difficult to score for a bunch of people talking in rooms. There were no landscapes, or battles scenes. It wasn’t obvious to us what shape it would have."

It's nice to see electronica being recognized.

(via HollywoodReporter)

YouTube link for the Social Network - Reznor/Atticus Score.

YouTube link for interview with Reznor and Atticus.

Tuesday, March 1

A Cubic Foot of Earth in French Polynesia - 58 Species

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David Liittschwager, a National Geographic photographer, found and photographed all 58 species he found in a cubic foot of Mo'orean earth.

This Metrosiderous tree is home to 49 arthropods, 2 reptiles, and 7 plant and fungus species.

Mo'orea is located near Tahiti in French Polynesia.

More information available at NationalGeographic.

Also check out another article at National Geographic about the amount of life found in a cubic foot in other locations.

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