dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard discs.
USB-based drives can be inconvenient to use as the positioning and insertion of the drive in the USB slot needs to be done precisely. When the slots are at the rear of a device, as is the case for many desktop computers, this task becomes even more troublesome.
dataSTICKIES solve this problem by carrying data like a stack of sticky-back notes. Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.On the one hand, YES, GIVE THESE TO ME, THIS IS AN AMAZING IDEA. I love science!On the other hand, I’m a little afraid of how damn easy it would be to misplace those things.
cats that have faces like this with the colors split down the middle means that there were two cats in the mummy cats womb that merged together in the early stages of fertilization.
it’s actually called a chimera and is when 2 eggs fuse and 2 sperm fuse and then fertilise eachother to create an organism with 2 seperate sets of traits but we can make stuff up i guess
Actually, both of these would produce a chimera.
However, what you’re seeing here is actually selective X activation in a cell. In a female cat (XX), only one of the two X chromosomes can be active in a cell. The coat and eye color genes for orange/black and blue/green are both sex linked in cats, carried on the X. So in a female cat, you get a cell thats either a black cell or an orange cell. Ditto eye color. The splitting pattern is caused by the way a cell doubling and folding occur in the formation of the embryo during development. Everywhere you see black fur was originally from a single cell on the embryo that had the X with the gene for black fur active. Every cell with orange came from another single cell with the OTHER X active. thus why the face is split, but the paws are mirrored.
At any rate, this kitty is beautiful.
MANTISES in METAL
Hand fabricated from brass bar stock and sheet brass
Geoffrey Haberman [geoffhaber]
Idolomantis diabolica adult male
Devil’s Flower Mantis
Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis
Hymenopus coronatus adult male
Folklore abounds about this flower found in the swamps of Hjaalmarch. Some stories claim it grows where unfortunate deaths have taken place, others insist it grows first and then lures unsuspecting people and animals to their doom. I have found no direct evidence to support these stories; indeed I found the flowers difficult to locate at all.
Most kids on this website don’t even know what this is
That’s a coffee table
My coordinate for International Lolita Day!
La Liberte by James Broadhurst & Lydia-Jane Saunders for Fashionising.com
WATER AND BONSAI BY AZUMA MAKOTO
Artist Azuma Makoto (facebook) - A beautifully curved deadwood of Sabina chinesis is attached to java moss resembling leaves. Different trunk and leaves are combined to form Bonsai, which now rests in a new environment with water. movie
[ gif made by DevidSketchbook ]
Inspired by the rich gold and black of Dolce and Gabbana’s A/W 2012 collection, I saw this fabric and knew it was meant to be. Just finished over Thanksgiving weekend, it’s been a great relief since I haven’t sewn anything this ambitious in a long time.