Monthly Archives: June 2004

Imperial Newts

“These capsules can hardly contain the crazy creatures inside. The second set of this series features newts of royalty. A crown adorns the head (and sometimes the tail) of every figure. If you like this check out: Crazy Newts Capsule … Continue reading

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Killer Kitty

“Three South African scientists believe they have identified several predators that preyed upon human ancestors millions of years ago. The potential hominid killers include Megantereon, an extinct saber-toothed cat with oversize fangs, the leopard, and spotted hyena. Archaeologists Julia Lee-Thorp … Continue reading

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How Long Does Your Moleskine Last You?

“I ask because I’ve used moleskines for a while now for my notes – and one blank notebook could last me quite a while. Now I’m using one of the sketchbooks for drawing, and it looks like it’s going to … Continue reading

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Geometry in the Land of the Incas

“It provides an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry. The site includes geometry problems, proofs, quizzes, puzzles, quotations, scientific speculation, and more.” Created by Antonio Gutierrez Geometry in the Land of … Continue reading

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Phoebe

“As Cassini sails toward its rendezvous with Phoebe, details on the small, dark moon are coming into view at a dizzying pace. The images shown here were taken 13 hours apart on June 10, 2004, just one day prior to … Continue reading

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Generating an Artificial Language

“The original purpose of a phonetic picture-writing is: it’s an artificial language, by which one can express everything – optically and acustically. For ideograms can be combined into scenes, and these can be spoken as sentences: The example beside is … Continue reading

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Doug Chang

“After the line work is complete, I’ll then use various shades of grey markers to help define the forms. I primarily use 30%, 50%, and 70% cool grey markers.” The Art of Doug Chang Star Wars Concept Artist © DC … Continue reading

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Find Small Men

“All you have to do is find the VERY small men hidden around the room. Use the + and – buttons to zoom in, the mousebutton to drag the room around and if you see a small man, click on … Continue reading

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Wild Things

“Equus asinus Endangered Interbreeding with free-ranging domestic asses led to the extinction, in Roman times, of the wild ass in Algeria. The wild ass in Nubia and the eastern Sudan probably ceased to exist as recently as 30 years ago. … Continue reading

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Making Molecules out of Toothpicks

“Like objects of our everyday life, molecules have well-defined shapes. Chemists describe the shapes of molecules by comparing them with everyday objects: one molecule looks like a chair, another like a cube, another like a soccer ball, and another like … Continue reading

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