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Month: May 2011

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Physics Buzz: Physics Spinoffs

Sometimes the best discoveries are the ones you aren’t looking for. There’s a physicist in Washington today. That’s not terribly uncommon, but Steve Gass isn’t here to warn us of global warning, beg for research dollars, lobby for/against nuclear power, or many of the other common reasons scientists talk to politicians. He’s here to save […]

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High Frequency Trading at Royal Bank of Scotland on NetBeans (Geertjan’s Blog)

via blogs.oracle.com I love that Netbeans RCP platform is getting used for application like this now. I actually wonder sometimes why it’s not MORE widespread.

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PhysicsCentral: Buzz Blog

via physicscentral.com A very nice visit of the abandoned SSC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconducting_Super_Collider) in Texas.

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Blame Canada no more. – Fortune Finance

The Great White North shakes off its historical politesse and starts kicking ass, financial-style. Will the rest of the world listen? via finance.fortune.cnn.com My favorite quote: “So why don’t we move back to Toronto, a place of great living standards and high culture? Because it’s too cold, says my wife. And that’s where the discussion […]

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Sharpie liquid pencil – Boing Boing

via boingboing.net Me want… now! I don’t want to wait until fall…

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What Inflation? Products That Cost Less Today Than in 2000 | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice

via mint.com This is good to know, also worries about what’s coming and how this could rebound in the next decade.

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The Writer Who Couldn’t Read : NPR

via npr.org Interesting (animated) story of Howard Engel, the writer who could not read.

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Khan Academy

via khanacademy.org I don’t know how I didn’t find out about this sooner but this guy is just awesome. His videos are short and clear and focus on one topic at a time. He has thousands of videos by now covering all sorts of topics, from kindergarten level all the way to advanced math, chemistry […]

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