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I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.

Science

Nanoscale Semiconductors Offer a New Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis

05/14/2015

This is the first working example of such a direct interface between bacteria and semiconducting materials for artificial photosynthesis, says Yang. He and his colleagues demonstrated that the system could make butanol, a polymer used in biodegradable plastics, and three pharmaceutical precursors. It could in principle be used to make many other products, including chemicals Read More

this week in Tremendous – #7

02/22/2015

A RECURRING SERIES OF BULLETS WHERE I GATHER BITS OF TREMENDOUS THAT HAVE CROSSED MY PATH. THE TERM ‘WEEK’ WILL BE USED LIBERALLY AND INCORRECTLY. CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside   [via Colossal] While it was known beforehand the remains of a person were inside, another startling discovery was made Read More

this week in Tremendous

12/17/2013

The first in a recurring series of bullets where I gather bits of Tremendous that have crossed my path. The term ‘week’ will be used liberally and incorrectly. Recent research shows that patients with left hemispatial neglect (i.e. damage to one hemisphere of the brain leading to an inability to process and perceive stimuli on one side Read More