Come explore familiar and unexpected views of the microscopic world with these beautifully colorized images from electron microscopes at MicroAngela.
As the installation of Solaris 8 on x86 didn't succeeded on my old P-133, I almost gave up. But then I tried to install it on VMWare, even though I hate so much (way too slow). It installed without any problem, though I only have 16 colors in graphical mode :(
Time to install some GNU utilities on it, and maybe a XFree server. Of course it was only after the installation that I found out about this site, which explains in detail how to install Solaris on VMWare.
In the 1940s, a lot of superheroes gained their powers through some mystical artifact from the Far East; in the 1960s, they got them through radioactivity; and, since the 1990s, they get them through genetic engineering. It's interesting to see the connections between comic superheroes and physics. For a sampling, see the following sites :
- Comics references to the elements are gathered in this periodic table of comic books.
- The Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics Web site rates the accuracy of physics in popular films.
- BadAstronomy does the same for astronomy.
- Larry Gonick pens cartoons to explain scientific concepts including special relativity and protein folding.
Ever wondered what those chinese letters mean on the menu in your favourite Chinese restaurant ? After all, they might reveal the true meaning of what you're eating ;)
Anyway, if you're interested into some Chinese, check out this guide.