Cosa determina il successo di un alimento? Qualità, gusto, prezzo, sono tutti fattori che influenzano le vendite, ma ancora più importante è in che modo questi aspetti sono percepiti dai potenziali acquirenti. In una parola, quel che conta è la reputazione. Uno studio dell'Università la Sapienza, presentato a Roma in occasione dell’incontro “Agric(u)ltura: innovazione e nuove idee per il futuro (giovane) del made in Italy agricolo”, ha
A new magnet with a magnetic field 140,000 times that of the Earth’s is currently being installed in a Danish hospital. It will be used to scan brain activity
The countdown of Cosmos
Tomorrow, it happens.
Today I've been playing with the induced subgraphs of the Clebsch graph. Several other interesting and well-known graphs can be obtained from it by deleting a small number of vertices and forming the induced subgraph of the remaining vertices.
To begin with, one simple construction of the Clebsch graph is to take all length-four binary strings as vertices, and to make two strings neighbors when they differ either by a single bit or by all four bits. So it has sixteen vertices and 40 edges, and
Weekly Space Hangout - March 7, 2014: Cosmos Premiere & NASA Budget
Host: Fraser Cain
Astrojournalists: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Jason Major, Brian Koberlein, Alan Boyle
via Universe Today.
“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?
You are iron. And you are strong.” - n.t. (via thelittle-hobbit)
We live in a rusty universe. Oxygenated heme is the color of life, the color of passion, the reason we see red of as ripe and warm, the reason we see it as dangerous and frightening. Blood, breath
Virtual Skeptics №78
This week on the Virtual Skeptics
Bob’s shilling for Big Tuppence;
Eve will have a Ham on Nye, Hovind the mayo;
Sharon finds people have given up NOT worshipping Satan for Lent;
and Tim is rescuing cats (metaphorically)
via Brian Gregory.
Snow that doesn’t melt! Is it a government conspiracy?! (Hint: no.)
I’ve seen some bizarre conspiracy theories in my time, but this may be the plain old weirdest: The snow that paralyzed Atlanta, Georgia in January of 2014 was not *really* snow: It was some sort of chemical that didn’t melt, and scorched when held to a flame! Is it some weird engineered mind-altering material? Maybe nanobots, like one guy claims?
Yeah, not so much. Oddly enough, this idea struck me as being