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10 Recent Scientifically Solved Mysteries (via Listverse)

Some of these are controversial interpretations. I wouldn’t say this was solved.

10 Recent Scientifically Solved Mysteries Since the beginning of modern science we have been solving the great mysteries around us. Because of recent advances in science and technology we now have the ability to unravel some unknowns like never before. This list consists of 10 such mysteries which, fortunately, do not render any of our previous “unsolved mysteries” lists defunct! 10Epidaurus Theater Acoustics The Ancient Theater of Epidaurus near Athens Greece was constructed in the late … Read More

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Stories from my past: You know more than my son

Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur

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One of the companies that I worked for was a university. It was lots of fun to work and some very dedicated people worked there. One of the people who I helped was a mature Jewish lady who I’ll call Jana.

“So the problem is that it does X when I want it to do y.” Jana said.

“Oh no problem. Let me fix that.” I said.

While I was working I was making small talk and somehow I made a joke about this problem not being kosher. She smiled and asked “Do you know what that means?”

I said sure. “Kosher is confirmation to dietary laws or religiously pure.” She seemed surprised.

“You know more than my son.” Jana said. “He isn’t observant. It is nice to see other people who know.”

“Well I’m open for adoption” I joked.

Sometimes people say that things they learn they doubt they will ever use. To me, it isn’t a matter of using or not using stuff. Just being familiar with something is enough to make someone feel special.

The 60 Greatest Women in Technology (via Scott Bryant :: Blog)

Beautiful list. You really forget sometimes because of media coverage how many women are working in technology.

The 60 Greatest Women in Technology From the first computers and all the way up to the birth of blogging and social networking, technology is a marvel to behold. With every new advancement comes praise—or criticism—not only to the new technology but also to the creative and skilled minds that have worked tirelessly to change the way technology plays a role in society. Sadly, one … Read More

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Book Review: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature 9780688160999: Janine M. Benyus: Books: Reviews, Prices Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature 9780688160999: Janine M. Benyus: Books: Reviews, Prices.  This is a very well written book.  You have to really appreciate science to understand it.  Still has some excellent and interesting things to say.

mein Lieblingszaun photo

mein Lieblingszaun

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Do you see the star in the photo? Classy isn’t it? (via Random Flavours)

Beautiful wallpapers. I am using one of them now.

I just found out a new cool site for wallpapers, themes and icons called InterFaceLift. It is a website that provides wallpapers, themes and icons free of charge using an easy to use interface in which you can narrow your search by downloads, ratings, tags, resolution, number of monitors, Etc. One cool thing about the site when browsing for wallpapers is that it tells you which resolution your monitor is at, pretty handy for people that don’t kno … Read More

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Amazing Transforming Apartment Top Cultured

This is amazing.  The forethought he put into this was incredible.

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