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A nano-sized electric motorScientists have downsized the electric motor to the molecular level. That is, they’ve created an electrical motor that’s the size of a nanometer. About 60,000 of them equal the width of a human hair.

Room Temperature Superconductivity Claimed for CupratesBut there’s a catch–the room temperature effect appears only inside superconductors that work at lower temperatures, say physicists.

Why state surveys asked about bras and haddockFrom bra ownership to television interference, the government has wanted to know some strange stuff about people in the UK. Now a history of social surveys reveals why.

Why are carrots orange? It is political — Dutch politics at that. (Snurched from the archives of Surviving the World.)

A Year of Biblical WomanhoodAn evangelical blogger is spending 12 months following the Bible’s instructions for women—and she’s doing it for egalitarian reasons. Ok, I think this is nuts for a whole bunch of reasons, but I also respect what this woman is doing. At the least she’s striving for the consistency so profoundly absent from Christianist politics and culture.

The Great Bank Robbery — How the money flows in the United States. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Obama asks if GOP will ‘put country before party’ — Given that Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s stated top legislative priority is to ensure that Obama is a one-term president, I think this question answers itself.

?otD: Are you Luke’s father?


9/6/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (5,200 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 224.2
Currently reading: Excession by Iain M. Banks

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