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Heroes of Science

Sagan OrnamentEtsy seller Eavesmade specializes in “lasercut science goodness,” and creates wonderful Heroes of Science wooden Christmas ornaments. The scientists offered are:

Alfred Russel Wallace (evolution)
Stephen Hawking (theoretical physics/cosmology)
Rosalind Franklin (genetics)
Johannes Kepler (mathematics/astronomy)
Marie Curie (radiation/chemistry)
Nicolaus Copernicus (astronomy)
Jane Goodall (primatology)
William Harvey (medicine/anatomy)
Carl Sagan (astronomy/cosmology)
Rachel Carson (ecology)
Carl Linnaeus (botany)
Tycho Brahe (astronomy)
Isaac Newton (physics/mathematics/astronomy)
Gregor Mendel (genetics/heredity)
Galileo Galelei (physics/mathematics/astronomy)
Albert Einstein (physics)
Charles Darwin (evolution)
George Washington Carver (botany/horticulture)
Elizabeth Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)
Dmitri Mendeleev (chemistry/creator of first periodic table)
Nikola Tesla

It appears that the individual ornaments are currently sold out, but a full set is still available. The price really isn’t bad for 21 individual ornaments, and this would be an awesome way to decorate a “theme” tree.

According to the shop, next year they will also be featuring ‘lace-engraved scientist valentines–because nothing says “I love you” quite like Marie Curie or Gregor Mendel!’ Quite so.

(via Skepchick)

Posted in Ephemera December 17th, 2010 by Chip
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Speaking Of… TRON: Legacy

via Tech Crunch

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy

Ok TRON fans, have I got a treat for you!

I just returned from a two day TRON press event with some awesome interviews from the creators, cast and crew of TRON: Legacy and the original TRON. I asked many of the questions I solicited from TechCrunch commenters and everyone seemed to love them — especially Jeff Bridges. I mean, maybe they say this to everyone, but his handlers said they had not seen him that animated until our question came along.

ARTICLE [part one – with videos]
ARTICLE [part two – more videos]

BONUS! [Disney’s Insider page – features TRON trailer and “behind the scenes” videos]

Posted in Movies & TV December 17th, 2010 by ceejaydp
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