## Healing the scars left by cars

### Chase:

Great article summarizing some of the damage that cars (specifically, the infrastructure built to support them) have done to the urban landscape, and some ways forward in terms of alleviating said damage.

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Architecture

wordpress.com
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Great article summarizing some of the damage that cars (specifically, the infrastructure built to support them) have done to the urban landscape, and some ways forward in terms of alleviating said damage.

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

Mathematics

hiremebe...mart.com
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Short, interesting introduction to the idea of manifolds. Star Fox is near & dear to my aged heart, happy to share this with SU community~

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

Mathematics

milosz.ca
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An applet I found (via Reddit) that allows you to rotate a four-dimensional hypercube. Wild stuff.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011

Mathematics

pacifict.com
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Complex analysis is often said to be one of the most beautiful theories in mathematics. There's a pretty famous quote that attests to this -

"The shortest route between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain."

Jacques Salomon Hadamard (1865-1963)

But a problem with the theory (which I am very familiar with since I am currently taking a complex analysis class...) is that essentially, plotting a function of a complex variable entails a plot in four-dimensional space.

This article provides examples of how one might go about actually trying to visually represent complex functions, but of course half the reason I am stumbling it is because it has pretty pictures...

Posted on Feb 5, 2011

Mathematics

mathblogging.org
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The mathematical equivalent to a site I've seen stumbled upon a couple times: scienceblogging.org

Posted on Jan 7, 2011

Mathematics

bitbucket.org
6,435

Pretty graphs of patterns in the prime numbers. Fun with number theory!

Posted on Jan 1, 2011

Mathematics

tonyrobbin.net
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Happened upon this artist - the artist, Tony Robbins, is primarily concerned with the visualization of the fourth spatial dimension (as mind-bending as it sounds!). Site offers images of a number of his works. Interesting stuff.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010

Music

milonga.co.uk
97

Great resource for people trying to find their way through the HUGE world of tango music. I recently found myself with a pretty large collection, and this site has been a huge help in terms of trying to organize it all, finding out what's still available for sale, etc. This site makes my mouth water.

Posted on Nov 4, 2010

Mathematics

uic.edu
769

Something I found on Twitter - demonstrates some of the topological properties of quaternions.

Posted on Sep 9, 2010

Mathematics

wpi.edu
71

History of the calculus and its application to computer science from a professor at Worchester Polytechnic Institute. Well-referenced, legit, easy to follow!

Posted on Jun 2, 2010

Chemistry

Interesting blog article about how a familiar chemical rule (that carbon can only share bonds) is "broken" by penta-coordinate carbon. Hints at the magnitude of complexity going on in the calculations that led to the results in the article without being too esoteric. WIN

Posted on May 17, 2010

Mathematics

divisbyzero.com
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Title says it all!

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

Linguistics

newscientist.com
41

Interview with Daniel Everett, famous linguist working with the Piraha people in Brazil, known for his disagreement with Noam Chomsky on the theory of universal grammar. (for the record, his children speak to him now)

Posted on Feb 2, 2010

Animation

A series of fan art that brings out the philosophical qualities of the Adult Swim animated cartoon, "Superjail!"

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Chemistry

rsc.org
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Another recent news story in chemistry... this one is about self-assembling molybdenum oxide wheels which have applications in materials and nanoscience.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010

Chemistry

nature.com
37

Fabulous news story. The work of the synthetic chemist never ends, even though this article implies that it's only going to get easier from here, since this is the "pinnacle of complex molecules." I sort of doubt that is the case though...

Posted on Jan 5, 2010

Chemical Eng.

Molecular robotics!

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

Beer

yahoo.com
59

An article about the art of beer. Short, beautiful introduction to the complexities of the wonderful science.

Posted on Dec 1, 2009

Chemistry

Article about the intersection between Buddhism and science. Starts by talking about one man's interest in Tibetan paintings and how he uses Raman spectroscopy in restoring and analyzing them, but then branches out into a discussion of how the two spheres of life intersect. Really interesting. Yes please.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Literature

theatlantic.com
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An excellent short story written by author Breece D'J Pancake. Absolutely beautiful imagery, a very somber story. Made me wonder about what existed on this spot of land millenia before I ever set foot here.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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