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Blog Archive for the year 02008

Nanotech in the time of Christ

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 11th, 02008

Wired’s Blog has a nifty piece on the two millennia old Demascus steel process replete with quotes from a Nobel laureate and Neal Stephenson: Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist…  Read More

Accountable predictions

by Stuart Candy on January 8th, 02008

…by Bill Gates. Image from the International CES website Perhaps the central feature of the Long Now’s Long Bets project is accountability — tracking the fortunes of predictive statements and the arguments made in support of them. In a mediasphere with an attention span as short as ours, pundits, CEOs and other “thought leaders” can…  Read More

Instant island

by Stuart Candy on January 7th, 02008

Stills from Feed (blog) at Stash (DVD Magazine) online. Herewith, an elegant “long short” featuring the formation of an island from scratch, from the stirring of an underwater volcano to lush tropical paradise in less than sixty seconds. Okay, so it’s a beer ad — we’ll rip off long shorts wherever we find ’em. Click…  Read More

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