Quote 15 Dec
The optical dispersion behaviors in the transparent region may be attributed to the direct interband critical point transition by fitting the refractive index using a single oscillator model.
— Key Lab of Polar Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, Department of Electrical Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China
Photo 2 Nov
Text 26 Oct 1/10th the thickness of a human hair…

…The distance required to make a little Korean woman scream at you for misaligning an electron beam lithography mask.  Looked straight to me…

Text 18 Oct My new underwear

…comes in a resealable package?

Link 13 Oct A must read, some very good hipster points»
Photo 11 Oct Bonus Racoon
-Cecily Brown 2010

Bonus Racoon

-Cecily Brown 2010

Text 7 Oct it kills me to talk like this all day

Based on the points above, we seek additional discussion which considers the perceptible need for response-focused converse magnetoelectric research.  Given our concerns and viewpoints on the matter, we invite recommendations for changes to the paper that will lead to more favorable acceptance. We are confident that the unique and dramatic improvement in magnetic field response presented in this paper demonstrates a significant progress in multiferroic research. 

Text 5 Oct respect technology, damn it!

First, say hexamethyldisilazane three times fast!

I made my first microchip today. I learned that it takes about 4 hours to make a very simple microchip. Here are the actual steps to give you an idea of the repitition and tediousness (with precision mind you): polish, wash, nitrogen, bake, load, coat, coat, polish, wash, nitrogen, bake, acetone, methanol, benzene, wash, nitrogen, bake, hexamethyldisilazane, photo resist, spin coat, bake, align pattern, engage, rotate, contact, expose, UV, eject, sulfuric acid + peroxide, rinse, nitrogen, bake, check quality, bake, asher, HNA, acetone, methanol, benzene, wash, nitrogen, bake, hexamethyldisilazane, photo resist, spin coat, bake, align pattern, engage, rotate, contact expose, UV, eject, sulfuric acid + peroxide, rinse, nitrogen, bake, check quality, ENJOY!

Video 4 Oct

"Rubbings from the Calcium Garden…Firechildren" by the unknown Irving Petlin in 1973, taken at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  I just love the granulated texture and the Klimt-esque embellishment

Quote 29 Sep
Electric motors in our cars are exploding!
— 

Vice President of General Motors, at the ASME conference

He corrected himself right after, he meant to say that there is an explosion in the number of electric motors in his cars


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