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Thursday, December 29, 2005
 

Biomimicry in Space Exploration


From the BBC article:

Ideas that could further exploration in space are coming from a surprising source - animals such as ants, fish and squirrels.
The future of space exploration could lie in biomimetics, where engineering meets biology. In effect, it steals nature's evolutionary tricks to create revolutionary applications.

Engineers like Dr Alex Ellery, head of the Robotics Research Group at the University of Surrey, are trying to find out how natural systems might inspire human-made technology in space.

"One obvious way is in the way nature, in particular plants, package themselves into very small volumes, and yet deploy large structures, like flowers and so on," he told BBC World Service's Discovery programme.

"We can learn about how to package things like spacecraft, and then have them deploy their solar arrays, antennae and so forth.

"The applications are essentially limited only by our own imagination."

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(Via Vortexegg). 
Saturday, December 10, 2005
 

Gary Busey's feces on sale for only $23.00




Unfortunately I don't think this is real.

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In case you forgot how fucking batshit crazy some people are


Here's a sample:
The reader must be aware of the evil mathematicians, because most of them are engaged in their fantasies, really believing that mathematics is "the Science that doesn't lie, the mother of all Sciences, the owner of the truth", and so on. If they were lovers of the truth they would reject the monstrous marriage of reality and unreality. The roots of this evil math spring out of Kabbalah, Sorcery, and Freemasonry

I've heard people attribute alot of things to the "diabolical machinations of those evil freemasons", but mathematics!? This guy also believes that the earth is flat, and his "proof" of this statement is AMAZING! His website is here
Thursday, December 08, 2005
 

Liberate not Exterminate


I'm typically not too impressed with crimethinc's publications, but I have to admit that this pamphlet makes for a pretty sensible and refreshing read. 

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