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Really enjoying ’s new book Liquid Rules.

Fun to contemplate all the fluid materials flowin…
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DREMELFUGE - How To Build Your Own DIY Centrifuge | Popular Science
for any garage-ista ready to tackle molecular biology, the centrifuge is an essential laboratory tool. Its super-rapid spin supplies the right G-forces to neatly separate biological materials—including cells, proteins, and DNA—from a liquid. University-grade centrifuges sell for about $2,000, but synthetic biology enthusiast and inventor Cathal Garvey figured out how to build one with a Dremel tool and a 3-D–printed wheel. The combination can spin samples up to 33,000 rpm, creating forces 50,000 times stronger than Earth's gravitational pull.
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5 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Popular Science: Why measles is back, in five charts
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Too many people have forgotten what it’s like to live in a time where everyone got the measles. Read the full story
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7 weeks ago by neerajsinghvns
James Gleick: Matters of Tolerance – NYRoB
A history of **precision:** a concept, an objective in engineering, an obsession, and a central feature of the modern world.
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october 2018 by mof
The math behind the perfect free throw | Popular Science
From a mathematical viewpoint, basketball is a game of trajectories.
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june 2018 by jorgebarba
What's Wrong With Growing Blobs of Brain Tissue? - The Atlantic
These increasingly complex organoids aren't conscious—but we might not know when they cross that line.

I don't know why you would even *want* to do this tbh... What's the application?
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april 2018 by nhaliday

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