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Personal genomics for $399

Personal genomics for $399

Price drop for getting your DNA tested. . . 23andMe is proud to announce a major step toward our goal of democratizing genetic information by giving our customers access to even more of their SNP data through our next generation custom content, all at a lower price.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.10 at 18:39

'Big Bang' experiment starts well

'Big Bang' experiment starts well

Wow, we are getting about 10 or so emails and comments a day about the LHC - most leading up to last night was how the world was going to end, and now they're starting up again on how the world is going to end again in a month or so.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.10 at 12:28

Learning graphically - comics about science

Learning graphically - comics about science

I was a comic book fan way before I was a mom. I've always liked exposing my kids at an early age to simple forms of complex ideas; I think it makes concepts familiar, letting kids get comfortable with sometimes difficult topics before they're presented with the adult, "serious" versions - comics are the perfect medium for that! (Anyone remember the old Classics Illustrated comics?) Don't worry that kids might be too young for these books - I've noticed my kids read them before they were really ready to understand everything they read, then came back to them when they were older and got more out of them.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.08 at 09:38

Pneumatic Golfball Cannon- Shoots 450+ yards!

Pneumatic Golfball Cannon- Shoots 450+ yards!

V. A. L Versatile Antenna Launcher is a cannon I made for a school assignment. I was required to build a cannon that could shoot a pocket nerf with a fishing line attached over a tree.

Via Instructables | Posted on 2008.09.06 at 18:31

Large Hadron Collider switch-on fears Are completely unfounded

Large Hadron Collider switch-on fears Are completely unfounded

We had a commenter that was really upset about the Large Hadron Collider (or as I like to call it, the biggest refrigerator ever made). I also received a few emails, with the same concerns.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.05 at 13:24

The Gummy Bear experiment

The Gummy Bear experiment

Converting bond energy from a glucose molecule to heat / light energy. . . using a Gummy bear. .

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.04 at 15:52

Large Helical device project

Large Helical device project

Stunning photo of the Large Helical device project via jwz. The device tests plasma fusion confinement for doing things like making your own star. The Large Helical Device (LHD) project involves construction of the world's largest superconducting helical device, which employs a heliotron magnetic field originally developed in Japan.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.04 at 13:31

Triple Klein bottle

Triple Klein bottle

Sculptor Alan Bennett created this compounded Klein bottle for the Science Museum in London - This is one of a series of glass Klein bottles made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, United Kingdom for the Science Museum, London.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.09.02 at 15:57

Basement Apollo Guidance Computer

Basement Apollo Guidance Computer

In November of 2000, John Pultorak got to thinking about building a replica of a 60's or 70's era digital computer from scratch. By 2001, he started placing orders for technical documentation and had chosen his target machine, a Block I Apollo Guidance Computer.

Via | Posted on 2008.08.31 at 23:01

Mythbusters Adam on education issues

Mythbusters Adam on education issues

MythBuster Adam Savage: 3 ways to fix U. S. science education. . . Makers post up your suggestions in the comments!.

Via Makezine | Posted on 2008.08.29 at 16:00


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