Archive for the 'Fun' Category

Giant Panda Family Rolls, Slides and Tumbles Around in Snow at National Zoo – NBC4 Washington

January 31, 2021

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/giant-panda-family-tumbles-around-in-snow-at-smithsonians-national-zoo/2556848/

Hope the coming snow is as fun for humans here in CT as it was for Pandas in DC (@NationalZoo). Panda fur really seems to help for sliding around in the snow — even with a thick, padded jacket, I certainly can’t slide down hills on my back!

Checkerboard Chocolates

January 29, 2021

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/look-some-worlds-most-modern-and-beautiful-chocolates

A Look at Some of the World’s Most Modern and Beautiful Chocolates

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When we saw the photo of these amazing chocolates, the first thing we asked was, “Would anyone want to eat them?” How can you mess up something that looks so cool? These perfectly shaped mathematical wonders were made by Japanese company Nendo for the big Maison & Objet design show in Paris (that’s French for “House and Object”). The candies were made by pouring chocolate into a “mold,” a hollow shape cut so that when the candies cool down, they pop out looking like these. Suddenly a flat chocolate bar doesn’t seem as exciting as a spiky crown or checkerboard chunk — but in any shape, it all tastes good.
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(409) Stay Sane and Carry On – YouTube

January 11, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ctZPNppUt4

NYTimes: Steve Martin Likes Books in the ‘I Can’t Put This Down’ Genre

January 6, 2021

Really enjoyed this interview of @SteveMartinToGo. Neat that he’s an audiobooks freak. (I am too!) Also, agreed with his assessment: “Bookstores could easily have only two sections, Riveting & Kinda Boring.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/books/review/steve-martin-by-the-book-interview.html

2020 trends

December 30, 2020

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Night Sky Map & Planets Visible Tonight in North Branford

April 7, 2020

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/@4839636

DNA Origami | NHGRI

April 2, 2020

https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/teaching-tools/dna-origami

The Milkmaid — Google Arts & Culture

December 22, 2018

https://artsandculture.google.com/story/cQJib89R45GfJg

Vinome – wine DNA

May 18, 2018

Your DNA Guide to Wines You’ll Love
https://vinome.com/

Augmented reality for macromolecule viewing

April 22, 2018

Incredible Android app for AR viewing of macromolecules http://CIRC.Rutgers.edu/new-dimension-poster-presentation Especially neat when pointed at another phone or tablet. Shows the molecule literally coming out of the screen HT @gamzeandgursoy

an app that might be interesting: When you look at the molecule pictures that are called triggers through this
app, it shows them three dimensional in different angles. You can even
create movie type augmented realities.