Happy birthday to beloved Spooky!
Also happy birthday to ansai, mllelaurel, and we_happy_few!
Cautious optimism. :)
Yay! Thanks for offers of contributions. Will sort through 'em and reply individually. In the meantime, look at this beautiful scarf. (I need to photograph the necklaces.)
This Friday, 8 PM EST. Please spread the word. We have plenty of candles.
* This is where I'd want to send Elayna, if not to Explo: Shared Worlds, a writing workshop for teens.
* "Playing the building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure - to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes - and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument."
* This would selllike hotcakes.. Or dildos. Dildocakes?
Molecular "robots" have been developed by chemists to explore the unmapped chemical environments of living cells and transmit back the results.
The new molecules encrypt measurements of two different chemical features of cell membranes into light signals to be decoded by the British and Japanese chemists that built them. One measurement is encoded as in the light's intensity, and the other into in its wavelength, or colour.
Being able to map the variables they measure could help biochemists probe the mechanisms by which cells generate energy, or how signals travel through nerve cells.
See yesterday. Lather, rinse, repeat. Add PolyBoston at Diesel, as I haven't been in a bit - but only if I get sufficient work done, which I totally did not yesterday.