"Aren’t you a little hot for a stormtrooper?"
- said the creepy guy at the con.
Please stop. Stop conflating “pretty” with only being good for being pretty. Stop dismissing female geeks who are deemed conventionally attractive as incapable of being “true” geeks. Just stop.
John Lindley & Joseph Paxton, Water Lily, Seerose, 1850-53. Hand-colored lithograph. From: Paxton’s Flower Garden, London. University Library Salzburg.
…..if you’re ever looking around for Santa, he’s bound to show up here sooner or later….
They’re getting ready for Shadowrun to be real.
A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)