2015-03-05 NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life in Laboratory
“NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces these essential ingredients of life.”
2015-02-23 Reference Tagger
“Take an arbitrary unstructured academic citation (e.g copy-pasted from a paper),
and automatically parse and format it into a BibTeX record.” I need something like this.
2015-02-13 Lazy Physics (and Clojure)
Processing time series data from particle physics experiments using Clojure’s
2015-02-13 Linux for Astronomers: Distro Astro
“This distribution bundles together astronomy software to
help users with tasks like running observatories or planetariums, doing
professional research or outreach.”
2015-02-13 One Stupid Tweet
This story of sadism on the internet reminds me of how John Gruber
an internet frenzy against an 80 year old man, leading to the vandalising of the victim’s house.
2015-01-16 Los Alamos Declassified
Physicist Jeremy Bernstein on the recently declassified photographs
from the atomic bomb project.