Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Viewing things on a molecular scale, in real time.

Pacific Biosciences has produced a $600 million dollar microscope that can view biological processes in real time on a molecular scale. No more shitty animations, we'll be able to see DNA structure for real.

$600 Million Dollar Decoder Ring -Oxstones

Monday, May 30, 2011

Zombies will rage

cause it's not even fair and it takes all the fun out of the apocolypse. It's a concrete block that folds in on itself and there's only one entrance which is a drawbridge. When the concrete walls are opened it's nice livable house.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cooler than your iPad

This is a computer with a 9.5cm diagonal, thin-film flexible E ink display. It's the new generation of mobile devices and all the hipsters will be walking around with them on their arms in a few years. It's not really a touch screen as you have to bend the corners to navigate and it looks like a pain in the ass. Give it a few more years.

Article with video -DailyMail

Friday, May 27, 2011

'Homeless' planets

Along with the discovery of Gliese 581, an evidently inhabitable planet discovered roughly 20 light years away, an international team of scientists have also discovered what they call "free floating" or "homeless" planets a few weeks ago. These homeless planets were seen because of gravitational micro-lensing which is when an object, such as a planet, with an extreme amount of mass bends light from stars in the background illuminating said planet. Scientists also believe that homeless planets may be quite common. Are they setting up a scapegoat for when Nibiru starts to be visible in the sky?


Looks like it's back to Infinity Ward for Call of Duty. It sounds like this one has a WWIII or cold war feel to it with the first level "Black Tuesday" being set in Manhattan on the brink of Russian invasion. We still get dedicated servers (who cares about consoles? not me) even though they're locked at lol60fps. Otherwise, it looks like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is going to be exactly what we expected...the same old shi-.

"The gameplay looked like something you’ve played before, and the characters didn’t stand out enough to make it look like anything special. MW2 characters like Soap and Captain Price weren’t mentioned, and the story so far appears to be “hey, the whole world is totally effed, so take control of a bunch of faceless guys and shoot people until everything is OK again.” (Jeff Gerstmann)

But to be honest, I'm looking forward to MW3. I'm not a COD obsessed high schooler but I do enjoy the campaigns and I've always been a sucker for over dramatic/epic military theatricals. MW3 comes out for consoles and PC on Nov. 8 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Revolutionizing cg

Found this on Geekologie. It's kind of old news but still amazing. I've always hoped cg would advance to the point where it isn't computer generated images, but computer generated reality. See what I did there?
So I broke down and bought minecraft. I've started mining for stuffs to build my fortress then I turn it on hard and go around slaying mobs. it's pretty fun. I like the fact that it has an 8 bit feel to it and you can build almost anything.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama dead

Osama Bin Laden was killed last night or atleast we
were told he was. Aside from all the conspiracy stuff I guess the sense of justice and revenge is pretty awesome. Also, the head shot of Osama thats been passed around the internet over the last 6 hours or so is fake.