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When Cornell physicist Veit Elser attempted to demystify an esoteric imaging problem for biologists, he had no idea his solution would also help subway riders and break room loiterers around the world figure out those challenging, Sudoku puzzles.
Check the article.
This is a (quite large) enlargment of an astronaut beer bottle bottom.
Courtesy of the NASA. http://exploration.nasa.gov/programs/station/Yeast-GAP_lite.html
Yeast-Group Activation Packs (Yeast-GAP)
Experiment/Payload OverviewBrief Summary
Yeast-GAP studies the effects of genetic changes of yeast cells exposed to the space environment. The results will help scientists to understand how cells respond to radiation and microgravity, will impact the determination of health remedies and will increase the basic understanding of cell biology.
Da plot. I think it is.
"Wild Yeast," by Roger Phenix, concerns a wanderer (Keith Yingling) who writes and sings the exuberant songs that grace the soundtrack; he's also a countryside garbage collector. Relishing the footloose life, which relies on some voluntary austerity, he also jokes about renting a South Sea island and living in a mansion with gold doorknobs. On the lam from the middle class, he reflects that "It's hard to be honest and not be a fugitive." His ease and lightness echo with the freedoms that seemed so accessible a few years ago, before the economic angst descended, and the movie makes you hope that he's still unfettered.
THE TITLE IS
Exploding Yeast Bottles!
do you have any stories of yeast mixture being sucked into the tank andI wish I never read that.
A friend of mine has done that twice.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Enough search engine comparison. Enough. Let's now travel in time. The fourth dimension.
Here we go. Boxed yeast again. That's why it is SAFE. Keep your yeasts IN THE BOX. Children can play with it, since it's SAFE. Got it pal ?
Third search engine. A good one, no shit. The one built by Microsoft, which gives much more accurate results than Google, just because - and you know that already - nobody uses it. Why is it better than Google ? The spammers didn't start to spam it, yet. Why is it better than Google ? I just said why in the previous sentence.
You should have noticed some ressemblance, so we won't repeat it here, just make the image larger. Because it's Microsoft.
Remember ? The dog who can find anything on the internet and bring it to you ?
Lycos of course !
This is what it returns when you look for an image of "yeast" in Lycos.
The nearby article specifies : Yeast is a living organism and is in the air around us.
As show on the photograph, of course. How could you trust a dog ? You were young maybe, so was the Internet.
There are other search engines out there. We used to use Yahoo!, or Altavista. Now they have merded (this is french for merged) together. Here is the result. It shows yeast, probably, but yet not naked, far from it actually. Enjoy.
This is the very first image returned by Google Image when you search for "yeast".
As you'll soon notice, this picture is totaly ridiculous, since yeast can do much more that just show as little spots in a black and white low quality picture.
They aren't even naked.