NIGHT MUSIC: Sleepingdog

April 1st, 2011 | music

Bookmarks for 2011-03-31

March 31st, 2011 | brainjuice

  • The first non-trivial atom circuit: Progress towards an atom SQUID
    "Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland have created the first nontrivial "atom circuit," a donut-shaped loop of ultracold gas atoms circulating in a current analogous to a ring of electrons in a superconducting wire. The circuit is "nontrivial" because it includes a circuit element—an adjustable barrier that controls the flow of atom current to specific allowed values."
    (tags:sci )
  • Roastbusters! Firefighters of the future to zap flames with electric charge? | Blog | Futurismic
    "…they connected a powerful electrical amplifier to a wand-like probe and used the device to shoot beams of electricity at an open flame more than a foot high. Almost instantly, the flame was snuffed out. Much to their fascination, it worked time and again."
    (tags:sci tech )
  • Creative Review – The White Review
    "TWR combines an austere design attitude with a very contemporary feel; reflected, too, in the journal's well-honed online presence."
    (tags:magazine design )
  • Try failed stars for alien life
    "The search for alien life usually focuses on planets around other stars. But a lesser-known possibility is that life has sprung up on planets that somehow were ejected from their original solar systems and became free-floating in the universe, as well as on small bodies called sub-brown dwarfs, which are stars so small and dim they are not really stars at all, but function more like planets."
    (tags:space )

Send Annie Wu

March 31st, 2011 | comics talk

Remember the brilliant “punk Justice League” image Annie Wu did for one of my messageboard art challenges?  She’s done the image up as a postcard set for a lousy five Yanqui dollars.  Go get.

Almost News

March 31st, 2011 | daybook

April 8 is apparently the day my Big Huge News will go live.  Big Huge News for me, you understand.  It’s not like it’s going to affect climate change or kill the Syrian government from space or anything.  But it will change my working life a bit.  And I’ve been sitting on the news for a little while now and it’s been driving me nuts.

Oh, and apparently there will be a small comics-related annoucement with my name on it at Wondercon this weekend.

This is the proof-of-life for the FELL #11 script.  Ben got the FELL #10 script a month ago, as regular readers will recall.  I should have this one done in ten days or so.