Native American ancestral remains to be reburied at Michigan tribal cemetery
The human remains of 126 Native Americans are going home this week. Over the course of this week, representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe are retrieving the remains and associated funerary objects from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and a Mount Pleasant State Police Post.
1. Don’t negotiate with them. For emotional manipulators, it’s all about having, exerting and gaining more power. So they’ll always push for more and they’ll never compromise.
2. Don’t engage with them. Don’t try to talk, or reason, or discuss some matter with them - as they’ll try to twist your motives, and leave you feeling “bad”.
3. Don’t confront them. They’re quick to take offense and they love an argument. They’ll then turn and attack you – and never let things go.
4. Know your own personal buttons. They’ll aim to press your buttons to get a strong reaction. But knowing yourself well means you have the upper hand. Plan how to “not react” and to stay detached and calm.
5. Refuse to accept help as they’ll treat you like “you owe them”. You’ll then be in their debt – so it’s hard to feel you’re free.
Anatomy Vector Posters"For Anatomy class I wanted to create a series of 5 posters, that had a vector illustration of various parts of the body, with the only things being a name.
The illustrations were inspired by those little diagrams that you always see in science classroom text books from grade school. I wanted to “simplify” and borderline “minimalize” the diagrams and place them on a textured background to bring out the “smooth and simple” vector illustration.”
Turning Mobile Phones into 3D Scanners
Demonstration from the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab (part of ETH Zurich) of an unreleased app which can capture 3D data with a mobile phone camera without the aid of a depth sensor. Video embedded below:
There is no documentation currently available online, but it appears that data generation occurs both in-phone and with the assistance of data-connection, as well as being exportable.
Mary Barra has just been announced as the next CEO of General Motors. She will be the first female CEO in the global automotive industry. Mary started by interning for GM in the 80’s at 18 whilst still a student. After graduating from a degree in electrical engineering she returned to the company and rose the ranks to senior vice president of global operations - she in now going to be CEO. Her love for cars started at the age of 10 when she saw a Chevy Camaro for the first time. "It was just a beautiful, beautiful vehicle," she recalls "The first vehicle where I went, ‘Wow, that is cool.’"
Micrographs by Igor Siwanowicz
Bio-jet engine: the gill chamber of the dragonfly nymph
Most of a dragonfly’s life is spent in the naiad [nymph] form, beneath the water’s surface, using extendable jaws to catch other invertebrates (often mosquito larvae) or even vertebrates such as tadpoles and fish.
They breathe through gills in their rectum, and can rapidly propel themselves by suddenly expelling water through the anus. [Wikipedia]
Imagine a world where 3D printers aren’t just machines, but are part of our natural environment.
Gizmodo’s 3D Printing Week, a collaborative project with GE that comes to a close this evening, would only be partially complete without a look at the use of animals as living 3D printers. They are sentient printheads, we might say: biological sources of material, whether it’s silk and honey or plastic and even concrete… maybe.
This makes me mildly uncomfortable///
Whosoever thinks that π is the coolest number is wrong. e is unambiguously the coolest number.
e^ix = cos(x) + isin(x)
The integral from 1 to x of dx/x equals ln(x).
The derivative of ln(x) is 1/x.
e equals the sum from n=0 to n=infinity of 1/n!.
e is the limit as n approaches infinity of (1+1/n)^n.
The global maximum of the function x^(1/x) occurs at x=e.
Google set its fundraising goal for its 2004 IPO at $2,718,281,828.
e^x is its own derivative.
e^x is its own derivative.
e^x is its own derivative.
Amen. Pi is seriously overrated.
Quantum Entangled DNA?
(quantum biology caveat - this is a massively contentious area for biology, but a fascinating one when it comes to considering the forces that may need to be modelled to manipulate life)
To find out if quantum entanglement is inherent to DNA Elisabeth Rieper of National University of Singapore and colleagues constructed a simplified theoretical model of DNA in which each nucleotide consists of a cloud of electrons around a central positive nucleus. This negative cloud can move relative to the nucleus, creating a dipole. And the movement of the cloud back and forth is a harmonic oscillator.
When the nucleotides bond to form a base, these clouds must oscillate in opposite directions to ensure the stability of the structure. These oscillations are posited as phonons, entitling the authors to hypothesise a role for quantum entanglement in holding the structure of the double helix in place.
Hypothetically entanglement may have an influence on the way that information is read off a strand of DNA.
Meet the Stemettes Panel Event
I had so much fun being a panel speaker at the Stemettes Christmas Event spreading the good word about women in STEM (I’m the one with the braids). Talking to all the young girls was a blast and I met so many amazing STEM women. Rainee in the floral cardigan helped build the Olympic stadium and Kriti in the pink jumper makes mobile phone apps for Barclays and built robots at Google. Special Thanks to Anne-Marie the head Stemette in charge, she runs regular events supporting girls in STEM and teaching them how to code. Check their facebook for more
By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson plans to retire, and the automaker will appoint Mary Barra as his successor. Barra, GM’s senior vice president for product development, will become the first female CEO of a major automaker.
Her appointment makes the 51-year-old executive — a GM insider who joined the company in 1980 and earned the respect of her peers after handling a wide variety of posts — one of the most powerful women in the world.
Top image: Mary Barra with a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at GM World Headquarters in Detroit on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.