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2Oct/092

AlgaeGeek.com

I have a bizarre fascination with algae. There is a lot of science going on with algae for use in food stuffs, in detoxifying industrial waste, and even as food. But my geek-itude is vastly exceeded by Jared Bouck, whose created an entire site about the cultivation of algae. I'm bookmarking this for later fun.

AlgaeGeek.com - Site News


httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSeHW_tV65k

Addendum: While reading the algae page on Wikipedia, I found a link to this book on identifying freshwater algae in the United States.

An annotated key to the identification of commonly occurring and dominant genera of algae observed in the phytoplankton of the United States

2Oct/090

‘Toy’ Stories in 3-D – Buzz Lightyear Finds a Dimension

Well, today's the day. For about the last year, I've been working away deep within the halls of Pixar Animation as part of a fantastic crew, and today (and for the next two weeks) you all can see the result of our efforts: the conversion of the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2 into 3D. For many, this is an opportunity to see a pair of classic films on the big screen, and in a new way that we all hope you will enjoy. Check it out, and let me know what you think!

‘Toy’ Stories in 3-D - Buzz Lightyear Finds a Dimension - NYTimes.com.