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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-04 05:17
Subject: [links] Link salad, mostly weird science edition
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Tags:amazonfail, books, cool, links, personal, publishing, reviews, rocket science, science
A reader reacts to my novel Rocket Science — They liked it.

Ebooks and issues of entitlement — From Booklife, an excellent overview.

"Dear Media, from Science" (No.1) — This is a scream. (Via Bad Astronomy.)

Spray-on liquid glass — Weird and cool materials science. (Thanks to sheelangig.)

Zoologger: 'Living beach ball' is giant single cell — Weird science, dept of benthic biology. (Thanks to danjite.)

Toward an Interstellar Archaeology — Wow. This is a must read for anyone interested in hard SF and/or SETI.

Physicist discovers how to teleport energy — Cool beans.

A little telescope goes a long wayNASA astronomers have successfully demonstrated that a David of a telescope can tackle Goliath-size questions in the quest to study Earth-like planets around other stars. Their work, reported today in the journal Nature, provides a new tool for ground-based observatories, promising to accelerate by years the search for prebiotic, or life-related, molecules on planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system. (Via james_nicoll.)

?otD: Bits of my creation, is it real?



2/4/2010
Writing time yesterday: 60 minutes
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike to come
Hours slept: 9.25
This morning's weigh-in: 228.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10
Currently reading: [between books]

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shelly_rae: Red clay hands
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-02-04 14:17 (UTC)
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Keyword:Red clay hands
It depends. How Weird is your Science?
Anon
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melissajm
User: melissajm
Date: 2010-02-04 22:30 (UTC)
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Hmm. If you coated a transplanted organ with that liquid glass, would it reject?
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