Monday, June 30, 2008

You Can Have the Same Saturn Art as Sir Paul!

The Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) has created a beautiful poster showing 64 images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The images were compiled in honor of Sir Paul McCartney: 
On June 18, 2006, we celebrated Paul McCartney's 64th birthday by highlighting sixty-four of our most dazzling images, a kaleidoscope of splendor and spectacle, in an 8-minute-long cinematic production accompanied by the music of the Beatles.

These same sixty-four scenes from Saturn have been composited into the poster shown here, and sent to the former Beatle, along with a CD of the movie.
Download a copy of the poster for yourself.

Mathematical Quilts & Note Cards

Elaine Krajenke Ellison is a mathematics educator who makes lovely mathematical quilts. While the quilts are all one-of-a-kind (and some are in museums!), you can order note cards with full-color images of her artistry. Some of her quilts are for sale, and you can contact Ms. Ellison through her site for more information.

Show above: The Clifford Torus, The Six Trigonometric Functions, Spiraling Pythagorean Triples.

(via Fairer Science)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Women of Valor T-Shirt

I'd guess most graduate students are familiar with Jorge Cham's web comic Piled Higher and Deeper (aka PhD), which is about "life (or the lack thereof) in academia." Now you can purchase a t-shirt featuring geeky engineering student Cecilia from PhD's online store.

Display your chromosomes with pride: XX T-shirts

Etsy seller Xenotees is selling tees with an image of  two X chromosomes. You can chose from sleeveless or short-sleeved, and they come in several different colors. Display your chromosomes with pride!

(via Eye on DNA)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Apple Pi

Etsy seller davidloong has a gorgeous brass, copper and sterling silver pendant depicting "Apple Pi":
In a triumph of co-operation, the world's greatest gardeners, pastry chefs and physicists published the results of their latest collaborative effort in Nature last month. Described as extraordinarily tasty and cooking in only 3.142 seconds, the Apple Pi is expected to be available to the public in March 2011.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Geek Pop 08

Null Hypothesis ("The Journal of Unlikely Science") has compiled a great set of science-themed songs from "brilliant unsigned bands" as the Geek Pop 08 music festival. The song list:

Viral Rings

A. Kurovetsis a Russian designer who has proposed a ring based on the structure of the HIV virus. I suppose it's meant to proclaim your HIV status, but I think it could be a bold statement of your love for retroviruses.

(via Yanko Design)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rhombus: Nerd Chic?

Rhombus is a new line of clothing designed especially for the "geek".
Lisa and James Clunie started Rhombus, frankly so they'd have somehting to wear. Both designers (she, fashion - he graphic design) have been looking for stuff that reflects their own slightly nerdy style, to no avail. Putting their heads together, they came up with the idea for Rhombus: studious, but not stuffy. Fun but not "funny." Cool without all the effort. Somthing for us computer kids who like science and math and bugs.
Honestly, I don't really get it. The people I know (including myself) who like science and math and bugs usually wear something comfortable and practical. IMO, high-collared long-sleeved dress shirts and dry clean-only pants don't really fall into that category. But if it's your style, you should check it out.

You can order clothes directly from their site by clicking on the "Online Store" link (the navigation of the site is a PITA because you can't link to specific pages or easily go back to a previous page). Note that the pants only go up to size 8 and the cut of the tops looks quite slim, so if you are big or tall this line isn't for you.

(via Geek Sugar)

Chemists at the Beach

Even the most dedicated chemist can't spend every moment in the lab, especially when the weather is hot.  Now you can display your chem pride even when you are at the beach or swimming pool, with these summer items from the American Chemical Society: 
Periodic Table Beach TowelMolar Beach Ball
And to carry your gear, try one of these chemistry totes from Zazzle: 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Laboratory Rockstar Lab Coat

Etsy seller buffalonerdproject has created an awesome lab rat fashion statement: the Laboratory Rockstar embellished lab coat. Wear this to the lab and everyone will know you are a badass scientist. And it even has a hood for those long hours in the cold room!
It is a fact that every lab has a rockstar, sometimes several. What better way for the researcher carrying this cross of coolness to flaunt their stuff than with a funky punky lab coat? Whether you're rocking some radiolabeling or doing some kidney crushing with liquid nitrogen, this coat will protect you and assert your status as the coolest person in the lab.
(via easternblot)

Biohazardous Laptop Protection

Designer Sleeves has the perfect laptop protector for the biotech geek: a neoprene sleeve emblazoned with a giant biohazard symbol. That should keep any germophobes away from your gear!

(via Pop Gadget)

Back Again!

Yikes, when life got busy I didn't mean to abandon the blog! Hopefully now that things are back to normal posting will be more regular. Enjoy!