John Gruber invited me to his podcast, The Talk Show this past week and we talked about a whole bunch of things. Amongst topics discussed:
- Facebook Home (the faux-app/OS hybrid.)
- Facebook and its mobile OS (why I believe there is one in the works and is…
Allen Stern, a blogger and a great human being passed away this last week, according to an update from his sister. The cause of death is not clear. I learned this when I woke up early in the morning. It wasn’t how I wanted to start my day and it has sent…
From the press release:
The beauty of the phone is the highly crafted design encompassing a larger screen size and battery, minimized bezel; all housed in a light (130g) and slim (7.9mm) shape. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is slimmer yet stronger, with less to hold yet more to see. It has come up with simply unreal beauty. At launch, two color options will be available - Black Mist and White Frost; with a variety of additional color options to follow later this year.
Samsung S4. Released yesterday, seems to have good solid hardware. But for me, it is not enough to give up on my beloved iPhone 5
"Intuitively, we know that the best stuff in life isn’t stuff at all, and that relationships, experiences and meaningful work are the staples of a happy life."
Graham Hill, founder, Treehugger.com, in the New York Times
Three Years in 13 Seconds
The landscape at Brookhaven has been changing with the addition of the 1/2 mile ring for the new National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). Our first light source (the original NSLS) uses electrons accelerated to nearly the speed of light to produce x-rays 10,000 times brighter than the ones your doctor uses to check out a broken bone. Instead of seeing fractures, NSLS’s beams reveal details of materials at the scale of molecules!
Soon, NSLS-II will produce x-rays 10,000 times brighter than NSLS. Scientists will be able to use this powerful tool to examine the nanoscale structure of proteins or figure out how tiny insects digest food or watch what happens to individual atoms as batteries charge in real time. We’re getting pretty excited about seeing this new experiment powerhouse fire up. When it does, it’ll be the brightest synchrotron light source in the world!
I cannot wait to get a whiff of this Helium from Mophie.
A cool, crisp night in San Francisco
(Leica M9 | 16sec, f/4, ISO 160)