links for 2009-04-28

Gene Designer: a synthetic biology tool for constructing artificial DNA segments "Direct synthesis of genes is rapidly becoming the most efficient way to make functional genetic constructs and enables applications such as codon optimization, RNAi resistant genes and protein engineering. Here we introduce a software tool that drastically facilitates the design of synthetic genes." (tags: […]

links for 2009-04-23

Just shoot me… Some boo Bill Nye for saying moon reflects light "Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was booed in Waco, Texas in 2006 for suggesting the Moon did not generate its own light, but reflected light from the sun. " via @rvidal (tags: science religion moon astronomy beliefs billnye) BC Children's Hospital launches social […]

links for 2009-04-22

The Technium: Amish Hackers via @StoweBoyd (tags: technology culture religion sustainability Hacking diy society design steampunk amish future) This Machine Eats Tweets: The System Behind @Comcast and Others – ReadWriteWeb (tags: twitter socialmedia crm business marketing monitoring analytics internet comcast) Saunas and Silence – The Atlantic (April 2009) "In the countryside of Finland, solitude is […]

links for 2009-04-21

BioBrick Assembly Kit(E0546), Synthetic Biology, NEB (tags: ginkgoo biobricks syntheticbiology genetics diybio) Ginkgoo » Blog Archive » Introducing the BioBrick Assembly Kit … (tags: biobrick synthbio syntheticbiology biology genetics molecularbiology ginkgoo) Gene-engineered viruses build a better battery "Researchers who have trained a tiny virus to do their bidding said on Thursday they made it build […]

Ginkgoo comes out with BioBrick Kit with New England Biolabs

Gotta say that it's really good when you can start buying kits that make things easier and push down the threshold for someone to do something (especially in science). BioBricks are standard parts used to make functional pieces of DNA that can be placed into bacteria. The guys behind BioBricks, and their commercial spin-off, have […]

links for 2009-04-20

The Future of Social Media Monitoring – ReadWriteWeb (tags: socialmedia monitoring marketing trends tools analytics social media) BLDGBLOG: Sand/Stone "A vast 3D printer made of bacteria crawls undetectably through the deserts of the world, printing new landscapes into existence over the course of 10,000 years…" (tags: biology bacteria sustainability architecture desert landscape sand bioarchitecture)

links for 2009-04-18

Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts – NYTimes.com Bing! "Some developers are creating tools to help companies keep an eye on the buzz. Akshay Java, a scientist at Microsoft, is trying to figure out a way to identify which experts are most influential on given topics by automatically analyzing the content of their […]

links for 2009-04-16

Research: Going Web-Only Could Kill Your Newspaper | paidContent:UK Just feeds my confirmation bias. Online and print are such great complements to each other… "within five months of losing cross-promotion from the newspaper, Taloussanomat.fi‘s unique users and page views were down 22 percent and 11 percent respectively" (tags: newspapers advertising journalism media online publishing writing) […]

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Wow. I haven't done one of these in a long time. Molecules on the mindMy name is Charlie Schick, I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Nokia Conversations (but not for much longer). For the past few years I have used this site mostly to philosophize on the fusion of Internet and mobile devices. But I've seemed […]

links for 2009-04-15

Laid-off workers and career changers return to school to pursue their passions – The Boston Globe I like. "Silva is among a growing number of career changers or laid-off workers who are seeking new lives in the arts. Schools and continuing-education programs do not know how many of their participants actually switch careers after taking […]