Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Seth Godin and Jay Ronsen

Two pioneers in "New Media" expound the virtues of open media in their own way... One short one long.

Sunday Celebration: Sita Sings the Blues

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Immortal words

"To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life"
                                                                                                 ~James Joyce

"See things not as they are but as they might be"
                                   from American Prometheus biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer

"What I can not build I can not understand"
                                                                                                ~Richard Feynman

These three quotes are potentially immortalized in the world's first synthetic life form. J. Craig Venter explains via skype with Science Magazine.

Solix: Algal Biofuel

Listen to Dr. Morgan Defoort speak about Algal Biofuels. He speaks on behalf of Solix Biofuels - a start-up alternative energy company in Fort Collins and Durnago, Colorado. Dr. DeFoort of the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab (EECL) at Colorado State University speaks at a science cafe at Avogadro's Number restaurant in Fort Collins. The focus of his talk is Solix Biofuels and their model for capturing carbon in the form of algal oils and selling that oil for bio-diesel production. He talks briefly about the connection between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado and algal oil research. NREL having a long running history with this technology.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fresh Symphony of Science

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monkey Speak

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Call for entries - Post with the Most

The 2010 Post with the Most blogging contest continues. So far there have been 9 entries submitted. If you write, read, paint, or perform in any way this is an opportunity to showcase your work. Contests like these  help connect and expose you to others interested in pushing citizen generated content into a rich new context. The contest has received some encouraging support from elsewhere in the blogosphere, including Abbas at 3QD and Bora at a blog around the clock.

Here are the entries so far...

Interview with Joanne Manaster by Bora Zivkovic
Four Green Technologies That Could Change The World by Beth Buczynski
Green Years' Resolution by Steffany Boldrini
The Powerful Healing Power of Affirmations by Rena Reese
You'll either get this or you won't by Ivor Tymchak
Monday Musing: the greatest of all time by Abbas Raza
A Natural History of my instrument: by Alicia Jo Rabins
A Natural History of My Mishearing: by Ed Skoog
Natural Histories Project: by Sean Hill
Please submit your own entry by posting a link in the comments below. For more details on the criteria for posts visit the original competition announcement here. In a nutshell, we are looking for entries using at least 3 different forms of media. These forms include, but are not limited to - text, static images, audio, video, and any other medium, even those not yet known to the world.

Thank you for visiting,
may your day be filled with free thought.

Competition brought to you by - Chico bags - reusable compact shopping bags via Aidel's Vice.

Let's Talk

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day - from the biologist in all of us

Bora always posts the coolest links!

Impossible motion

Ban All Communication

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Betty White hosts SNL - monologue

Bill Gates on Genetically Modified Crops

The book mentioned in the video - Tomorrow's Table - was written by Pamela C. Ronald, professor of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis. Tom Paine's Ghost is honored to have been published alongside Dr. Ronald in the Open Laboratory 2008.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Maher on Islam

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drill Baby Drill

Brainwashing Children

The following video came to me through this post by PZ.

The Long News...