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August 23, 2010

Pollen grains as seen by a scanning electron microscope

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From The Telegraph: "A Swiss scientist named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name "Micronaut" for his art, uses a scanning electron microscope to capture images of pollen grains."

From the top down: 1) forget-me-not pollen on a petal; 2) acanthus; 3) grains of pollen on a geranium stigma; 4) silver-leaf tree pollen, which has a sticky coating that makes it easier for animals to carry around; 5) pollen from an alder tree; 6) bromelia pollen; 7) pine pollen.

[via Milena]

August 23, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Aperture Spice Rack

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This simple spice rack is made from one piece of 18 gauge folded stainless steel.

A narrow aperture on the front provides a glimpse of the spices hidden behind.

Includes glass spice jars with cork tops.

Wall mount with two screws.

18" x 4.25" x 2.5".

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$79.

August 23, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Take a ride down the world's longest (500 feet long) inflatable water slide


Video taken yesterday during a ride down the three-city-block-long Lyon Street water slide in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Alas, you can't ride it: the slide was dismantled last night after two days of service.

Back story here.

August 23, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Light Mobile

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Mobile Light is a mobile which emits light using LEDs powered by the sun's rays absorbed by solar panels.

It emits light automatically when the environment darkens.

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Set consists of three identical pieces, each 63 cm (25") long.

Each contains two AA storage batteries.

Hooks and nylon wires included.

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¥20,700.

August 23, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Double-Slit Experiment — still inexplicable after 200 years


From Wikipedia's article: "Richard Feynman was fond of saying that all of quantum mechanics can be gleaned from carefully thinking through the implications of this single experiment."

[via Joe Peach and High Existence]

August 23, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Bamboo Bottle

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Bamboo with glass lining.

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Holds 17 oz.

$25.

August 23, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Album Cover — by Gary Rizzolo

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Album cover for Finnish band 22-Pistepirkko by the New-York-based designer.

[via boxbank+]

August 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

iPodium

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Designed to hold your iPad or other tablet device in position for use during presentations.

Looks like it could be incorporated into a treadmill workspace.

Custom-made from hardwood and aircraft-grade aluminum.

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Apply within.

[via technabob]

August 23, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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