Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners

Amazing photos of life @

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Not a class Treasure

Since there was some interest in class about this, here is E-Trash's first set live, from Riot Bootique, on the night of October 25 at Root Cellar Lounge. This was a follow-up set to DJ Angst starter set, so it starts banging moving on to a fun House/disco/club party. Podcast and tracklist below. You can also access a higher quality file for Treasure on E-Trash's site (Username: apollo, Password: feelingfree).


Monday, October 28, 2013


Bioinspired Robots and Bat-Inspired Tech

"Horowitz’s projects probe the role of auditory information in our perception of the world. And there are few people for whom sound is more critical than those who are blind. Most people who are blind use sound to guide them through the world, and a few have fine-tuned their ears in such a way that they truly echolocate, like bats." See article @NOVA Next | PBS.

See also The Evolution of the Bioinspired Robot @ NOVA, and the show below:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Bio-Inspired Logic

"although switchable molecules could be used in logic components, perhaps augmenting traditional electronics. The field of molecular logic, however, is much broader than that. A good way to appreciate the promise and motivation for molecular logic is to realize how biology uses highly developed chemical switches connected to sophisticated sensors and feedback loops." Full paper@ nPNAS: Light-powered molecular logic goes nonlinear

Monday, October 21, 2013


Human Self-Organization?

Burning Man 2013 Time-Lapse: Seen Miles Away From A Mountain Top

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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days

"Video-game players have solved a molecular puzzle that stumped scientists for years, and those scientists say the accomplishment could point the way to crowdsourced cures for AIDS and other diseases." Read more at NBC News

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