Archive for March, 2012



Medisana TargetScale Looks Like a Science Fiction Movie Prop

Everyone who’s trying to lose weight or to stay fit knows that a good scale is an important part of keeping on track. This isn’t the first high-tech scale that I’ve come across, but it sure looks futuristic, kind of like a transporter pad from Star Trek, probably a way to entice to actually step onto it rather than not.

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Quantum Interference Shown Experimentally in Larger Molecules

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Particle-wave duality is one of the most mysterious facets of quantum physics. It states that every quantum object has properties of both a wave and a particle. This can be easily demonstrated using the double-slit experiment. Streams of particles directed at a barrier, facing the two narrow openings, create an interference pattern, as though they are waves. Neither a pure wave nor particle description has been able to successfully explain these experiments.

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Geometric Superheroes: Rectangles, Assemble!

Remember those cool polygon superhero images by James Reid? Well Rene Schiffer takes our heroes a bit further into pixel-land by using only rectangles in his version. None of his designs uses any other shapes but rectangles and none have more than 20 colors.

Rectangle rene schiffer superheroes hulk

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R2-DShoes: The Slippers You’re Looking for

Yep, they definitely are, and with Star Wars‘ most important maintenance droid at your feet, what could go wrong? These TOMS slippers were handpainted by artist Kara Setkiewicz.

r2dshoe handpainted etsy

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Birth Ratios Skew Towards More Females During Famine

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In China, during the Chinese Great Leap Forward famine, the male to female birth ratios fell significantly. This implies that whenever food is in short supply, women are more likely to bear daughters than sons.

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Rise in Allergies Linked to Widespread Antibiotic Use to Combat Bacteria

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It seems that allergic diseases have reached an almost pandemic level. That’s what a new study states in the journal Nature Medicine. Allergies are caused by a combination of different factors, but that doesn’t help identify the exact culprits.

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