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Another List of Linky-Links

Today's crop of links covers a lot of territory, from cutting edge science stuff to LOLcat perversaions. Off we go:

Science

Our World May Be a Giant Hologram

A device intended to look for gravity waves may instead have provided evidence confirming a strange hypothesis that space itself is composed of subunits, and that there is a "smallest possible unit" of space.

Scientists Stop the Ageing Process

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report the ability to prevent ageing in the cells of a mouse liver by blocking the accumulation of protein detritus.

What's In the Vault?

Vaults are cool nanoscale, spontaneously self-assembling structures within cells...and nobody knows what they do.

Humor

Яolcats

LOLcats as seen through the prism of Stalin-era Soviet propaganda ideology.

Caligula for President

Uncomfortable truths about American democracy, helped along with a little black humor. "In thrall to the natural, inexorable, cyclic states of empire, the American government is finally beginning to sprout hair on its lip and smell like all the others, and is almost beginning to resemble an adult superpower, in regard to the vast, regrettable and boringly predictable evils of monarchic leadership."

I Want to Be a Kitten

An antidote to the previous link.

LOLkink

Because sometimes BDSM is just funny. Warning: Not safe for work.

Technology

Military Investigates Amnesia Beams

With a flash of light. Seriously.

Philosophy

The Idiocy of 'Defamation of Religion'

Some folks, and some nations, are seeking to make "defamation of religion" a crime. Why that's a profoundly stupid idea.


Comments

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expection0
Feb. 26th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
Thank you this post I LOL'ed for a good 20 minutes
mr_z
Feb. 26th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Our World May Be a Giant Hologram

A device intended to look for gravity waves may instead have provided evidence confirming a strange hypothesis that space itself is composed of subunits, and that there is a "smallest possible unit" of space.
Actually, this isn't so weird, and it makes a lot of sense. It's just saying that all quantum states can be projected to the boundary of the universe, and that that the shadow of that projection is sufficient to reconstruct the state of the universe.

It's kinda freaky but it makes a lot of sense. The universe is a huge set of simultaneous equations that are continually evolving. The solutions for such a system are much smaller than the system itself. One could see the universe as we know it as being the system, and the surface as being only the solutions.

Or somethinglikethat. :-)

So, does that mean we're the hologram on $DEITY's Gold Card? (Or is it Diner's Club?)
edwardmartiniii
Feb. 26th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm just tickled that I've BEEN in the Geo600 and had a chance to talk with one of the researchers for a while.

Have you read the comments section for the Rolcats? Pretty funny stuff -- the "translations" on the images aren't actually the real translations of the Russian.
brockulfsen
Feb. 27th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
I love the idea of criminalisation of defamation of religion.

Call my imaginary friends false gods, will you, Oh you sons of Abraham..
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