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Creative Commons Global Summit 2011

Even if you’ve never heard of Creative Commons you’ve probably seen their logo before, in fact there’s one right now at the bottom of this page as well as on our print edition. This is because CSQ is published under a Creative Commons license. CC licenses enable content producers a simple legalese free way to…

Lego Electrophoresis Box

If there ever was a recipe for success it would certainly include Legos and Biology. Gel Electrophoresis allows the sorting of molecules based on size and charge and is a very common and useful technique in molecular biology. Like most lab hardware is quite expensive for what it is, a fancy tupperware container with two…

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Google Earth Tour

Atlantic Bluefin can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (454 kgs), and swim up to 45 mph (72 km/ph). Scientist wondered where these tuna were going and turned to electronic tagging to follow them. They were surprised at what they discovered. You can experience the daily life of a bluefin tuna in this Google Earth Tour…

Hackerspaces @ the_beginning (the book)

If you were studying the evolution of hackerspaces the year 2008 would stick out as the “cambrian explosion”. It was when the movement grew from being 2 or 3 spaces in europe, to hundreds of hackerspaces around the world. And it was in 2008 when Bre Pettis, Astera Schneeweisz, and Jens Ohlig began chronicling the…

How to Build an Inexpensive Seismometer.

With earthquakes in the news quite a bit recently with the Fukushima disaster and the most recent batch of earthquakes that frightened the United States east coast, I’m happy to share a wonderful resource by David Suam on Seismometers and more excitingly How one would go about building one on the cheap. A seismometer is a device used…

How to add a double decker to your shaker

Joseph Elsbernd, of the Cheap Ass Science Blog brings us a rather simple but ingenious way to get double the area out of your shaker/rocker using nothing but a bit of pvc tubing and your choice of decking material. Via Cheap Ass Science