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Reisebüro der DDR


Industrie- und Handelsbank

Der Mensch überwindet Zeit und Raum
Posted by Alcuin on 17 September 2014

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Heritable true fitness and bright birds
Posted by Alcuin on 15 September 2014

alcuin_stevenson-0826alcuin_stevenson-5067Pygmalion, his offering given, prayed before the altar, half afraid, ‘Vouchsafe, O Gods, if all things you can grant, my bride shall be’ – he dared not say my ivory girl – ‘The living likeness of my ivory girl.’ And golden Venus  (for her presence graced her feast) knew well the purpose of his prayer; and, as an omen of her favouring power, thrice did the flame burn bright and leap up high.  

– Ovid, Metamorphoses 10.243
Posted by Alcuin on 15 September 2014

alcuin_stevenson-000 alcuin_stevenson-001LHCII is the most abundant membrane protein on earth. It participates in the first steps of photosynthesis by harvesting sunlight and transferring excitation energy to the core complex.

Light-harvesting complex II
Posted by Alcuin on 15 September 2014

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A Hacker’s Haunting Vision Of A Reality Within Illusion

April 17, 1999


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8826.272 Kilometers

4765.807 Nautical Miles

9652528.151 Yards


This route would take 4814 minutes to travel in a Fast Car.

Posted by Alcuin on 15 September 2014

Alcuin-Stevenson-8763 Alcuin-Stevenson-8981Five years ago, neuroscientist Christof Koch of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried of UCLA, and their colleagues discovered that a single neuron in the human brain can function much like a sophisticated computer and recognize people, landmarks, and objects, suggesting that a consistent and explicit code may help transform complex visual representations into long-term and more abstract memories.

like a ghostship in a storm.
Posted by Alcuin on 14 September 2014

Alcuin Stevenson-7327 Alcuin Stevenson-9241 Alcuin-Stevenson-6139The shiny corner sign, also known as a Romanus lesion, is a spinal finding in ankylosing spondylitis inter alia. It represents small erosions at the superior and inferior endplates (corners on lateral radiograph) of the vertebral bodies, with surrounding reactive sclerosis. Eventually the vertebral bodies become squared.

shiny corner sign
Posted by Alcuin on 14 September 2014

Alcuin-Stevenson-0189 Alcuin-Stevenson-9404Octopuses have large nervous systems, centered around relatively large brains. But more than half of their 500 million neurons are found in the arms themselves, Godfrey-Smith said. This raises the question of whether the arms have something like minds of their own. Though the question is controversial, there is some observational evidence indicating that it could be so, he said. When an octopus is in an unfamiliar tank with food in the middle, some arms seem to crowd into the corner seeking safety while others seem to pull the animal toward the food, Godfrey-Smith explained, as if the creature is literally of two minds about the situation.

Alcuin Stevenson-2971 Alcuin Stevenson-0022 Alcuin-Stevenson-7076A simple graphic consisting of 73 rows of 23 “bits” per row. This number of rows and columns was chosen because each is a prime number. Prime numbers could be easily guessed by any recipients, and that would help them to decode the graphic. The message was sent by simple shifting of the signal between two frequencies in the 2,380 MHz band. It took three minutes to send the message.

The message itself gives the kind of information that any culture would want to learn about us: where we are located (at least within our solar system), what we look like (a crude stick figure), a simple drawing of the telescope used to send the message, and something about our biological construction (DNA and some of the building blocks of our biochemistry.) This message was sent as a “demonstration” to commemorate the upgrading of the 1,000 foot diameter Arecibo telescope with a new, more accurate reflector surface.


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“between us on the table were our two minidisc units, connected together via a sony optical cable”

#551A8B (85,26,139)
Posted by Alcuin on 14 September 2014

Alcuin Stevenson-0991 Alcuin Stevenson-1712Alcuin-Stevenson-6786 Alcuin-Stevenson-6600It is a fact that human beings, and other living creatures, move in continuous curves. Any change in direction creates a sharp or gradual curve in pedestrian movement. A building ought to accommodate our natural pedestrian behavior through space. Most buildings assume human beings move in rectilinear severity like disciplined military cadets. In fact, first year military cadets are often forced to walk in just such a fashion as a way of manipulating and breaking down their psyches. Now what does living and working in such rectilinear environments do to our emotional/psychological being? If our own environments do not enhance our natural propensities then of what benefit are they? If our environments are detrimental to our well-being then should we not find ways to defy this odious practice?

E u g e n e T s u i
Posted by Alcuin on 9 September 2014

Alcuin-Stevenson-8015 Alcuin-Stevenson-8017 Alcuin-Stevenson-8020Photospheric composition:

Hydrogen 73.46%
Helium 24.85%
Oxygen 0.77%
Carbon 0.29%
Iron 0.16%
Neon 0.12%
Nitrogen 0.09%
Silicon 0.07%
Magnesium 0.05%
Sulfur 0.04%
Posted by Alcuin on 6 February 2014

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Posted by Alcuin on 6 February 2014

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(intensity, intensity, intensity, 1.0);
Posted by Alcuin on 6 February 2014

untitled video of half moon over Kottbusser Tor
Posted by Alcuin on 17 July 2013

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Posted by Alcuin on 16 July 2013

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approaching civil twilight
Posted by Alcuin on 13 July 2013

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Kaiheitai Futenma Kōkū Kichi
Posted by Alcuin on 13 July 2013