science

How rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity

May 2, 2009

How rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity

Jonas Salk claimed that it wasn’t until he left his basement lab in the States and went to clear his head in a monastery in Assisi that he was able to solve the puzzle of polio.

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

March 24, 2009

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Ada Lovelace Day is an international blogging event instituted to draw attention to women who excel in the area of technology. Who is Ada Lovelace? From here:

Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums.

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Building mimics DNA, petri dishes

January 14, 2009

Building mimics DNA, petri dishes

The new building for the BC Cancer Agency is a good addition to Broadway, one of Vancouver’s most ridiculously unattractive streets. The building’s most obvious feature is its round windows which are meant to reference the glass petri dishes used in cancer research.

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Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

December 11, 2008

Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

Cynthia Maxwell, who is not only a mechanical engineer who has just finished a PhD on “Sound Synthesis from Shape-Changing Geometric Models” at Berkeley and has been part of the audio group at Apple and has worked for NASA, she also has a great eye and a sense of humour.

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