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Western spotted skunk

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Yellow-throated Marten


Archive for December, 2010

Ion torrent sequencer

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Ion torrent’s sequencer will be coming out this year. The specs:

$50k for the machine.

Runs will generate 100,000 reads of 100 bps, 10Mb per run.

Runs take about an hour, and cost $250 for the chip and another $250 for the other consumables.

Links for December

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Penrose tilings: non-periodic tiling of the plane
More Penrose tilings, site by Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin
Neutrophil chases bacteria
Magnetotactic bacteria used to assemble tiny pyramid
Lace making machines:1, 2, 3
I wandered into to a strange pocket of the web: “In 1832 he patented a steam plough, the only full version of which sank without trace in a field.”
2008 Presidential election, no retconning of the recent past allowed
Things Everyone In Chicago Knows
100 Greatest Adventure books of all time
What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?
Darryl Cunningham cartoon take on Global Warming and Conspiracies
Calamities of Nature comic
Guo Juan’s Internet Go School