Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mad scientist earring set

Etsy seller polarity sells a cute set of earrings that proclaim your status as a mad scientist: 
Each earring has 2 magnetic interchangeable lids - both with mad scientist designs (is there any other kind of scientist?).

Each earring is approx 1 1/4" and the hang is approx. 1 3/4". There is a little bit of weight to them (not too much) and if you are used to larger earrings you will love them!

You can even use your earring as a little locket and place a little picture inside! It is packaged in a cute little tin, perfect for gift giving or storage.
A steal for only $12.

Bond, Molecular Bond

Finally, the perfect tote bag for the chemist/international spy! The Bond, Molecular Bond canvas bag says it all.

If the bag doesn't do the trick (no hidden jet packs?), perhaps a T-shirt is more your style.

(Bag via Fashionably Geek)

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Hungry Scientist's Handbook

The Hungry Scientist Handbook is a new book for geeky foodies. It's full of kitchen biochemistry and crafty housewares with the techie in mind. 
Featuring twenty projects ranging from edible origami to glowing lollipops, cryogenic martinis to Tupperware boom boxes, the book draws from the expertise of programmers, professors, and garden-variety geeks and offers something to delight DIYers of all skill levels.
It looks like a lot of fun. You can find out more at the Hungry Scientist web site.

(via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, where some of the projects were originally posted.)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Geek Knits: Become a Science Fiction Hero

As the last post in this week's wearable geek knits roundup, I present a few options that will help you turn into a science fiction hero while keeping cozy warm and perfect for chilly Halloween evenings! Click the links below for pattern information: 

R2D2 Beanie Hat
(yes, I think R2 was a hero)

Dr. Who Scarf (Tom Baker era, natch)

Jayne Cobb hat- you can also buy a kit
(could there possibly be a female version of Jayne? why not?)

And last, but not least:
Vulcan ears

Also, if fantasy is more your style, you might like: 

Friday, September 26, 2008

Geek Knits: Black Hole Penrose Diagram Scarf

To celebrate the beginning of autumn, all the entries this week will be geeky wearable knits.

Penrose diagrams are two-dimensional diagrams used to illustrate relationships between different points in spacetime, such as "the space-time environment of a hypothetical wormhole connecting two separate universes, which is an extension of the Schwarzschild solution of black holes." (see image at left)

Knitter Maria Korchagin took the obvious next step and created a scarf decorated with a "Penrose diagram of a spinning black hole in empty space." As shown above, the scarf has a dark background and three colors in the design with white indicating r=infinity and the two other colors representing the two event horizons. It's the both stylish and geeky, the perfect cool weather wear for your favorite physicist.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Geek Knits: Binary Linux Mittens

To celebrate the beginning of autumn, all the posts this week will be geeky knits.

Flibbertigibbet bunny has shared her patter for geeky mittens with the Linux penguin logo on a binary background.

(via Craftzine)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Geek Knits: Iridium Spectrum Scarf

At ThreadBanger, megziewoodles knit a scarf based on the emission spectrum of Iridium. It's almost a secret geek knit, since it just looks like colorful stripes to those not in the know. 

She doesn't give a pattern, but you could design your own based on emission spectra of different elements.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Geek Knits: Drupal Socks

To celebrate the beginning of autumn, all the posts this week will be geeky knits.

Emma Jane Hogbin has released Drupal logo knit charts, so that you can create some cozy open source socks.

(via Craftzine)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Geek Knits: DNA Helix Scarf

To celebrate the beginning of autumn, all the posts this week will be geeky knits. 

Jane Oshiro shares her pattern for Dr. Montville's Double Helix Seaman Scarf, which has the elegant simplicity of the DNA double helix. And it would look just as great on a girl geek as a  spectacled  gentleman.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Scientists to the Rescue!

The Sceintificus Cafe Press shop sells t-shirts, mugs and other gear with the important message:

Apply to pverty, famine, the energy crisis, space
exploration, disease, asteroid impact, natural 
disasters, sun death, and/or ignorance. Reusable.
Just like a superhero!

(via Pharyngula)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Roslin For President T-Shirt

Now that the US Presidential election season is in full swing, you may have come to the realization that none of the options is sounding right for America. We need someone who is willing to make the tough decisions, knows personal suffering, and has overcome adversity. Laura Roslin fits the bill. Get your Laura Roslin for President t-shirt to show your allegiance:

Higgs Boson plush toy

Celebrate the successful test of the Large Hadron Collider with an adorable Higgs Boson plushie from Particle Zoo. Hopefully the scientists at the LHC will be seeing a real one soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bright and Cheery Science Art

Tiffany Ard sells fabulous science-related art that is perfect for anyone who likes her brightly colored whimsical style.
• The I love love LOVE my microscope print (at left) is perfect for anyone who loves their microscope
• The "Ooooh cells!" poster is abstract enough to hang in your living room (or at least in my living room)
• The Nerd ABCs poster would look great in a baby's room or grown-up's lab

Friday, September 12, 2008

Vivienne Tam Clutch Laptop

Have you ever been torn between looking chic and losing proximity to your laptop? The new HP Vivienne Tam Special Edition notebook might just be for you. Its 10-inch screen makes it the size of a clutch purse, and the embroidered case sleeve is sexy and fashionable. What more does a girl geek need for a night on the town?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Genome Quilts

Artist Beverly St. Clair crafts fantastic quilts based on DNA sequences. The idea is quite simple: each nucleotide base is represented by a different type of square. Creating a quilt that represents the entire sequence of a gene results in stunning patterns:
"The human WIG-1 gene is involved in the p53 dependent growth regulatory pathway. [. . .] Part of the WIG-1 gene's DNA sequence is encoded in the triangle blocks, which are then quilted to show the molecular structure of DNA."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I *Heart* Math T-Shirt

Neatorama is selling a t-shirt that proclaims your love of math - and it's on sale for only $9.95!

Find out more about this design: I Heart (Curve) Math

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tardis Cake

Stephen Barker shares directions for creating a fantastic TARDIS cake, which sounds as tasty as it is good looking.

(via Hoyden About Town)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Molecular Mandala Journal

Geospiza Education's Molecular Merchandise line includes this sleek Molecular Mandala Journal, with an entrancing depiction of the molecular structure of DNA.

Cute Custom Chemistry Cards

Etsy seller zozoscards sells sweet chemistry greeting cards that you can have personalized with your own caption.
Printed on a 4" x 6" 260gsm white card with a linen finnish with high quality Epson inks.

The caption on this card can be whatever you like. This could be a card for a science graduate, student, or perhaps a love card to a girlfriend or boyfriend. Chemistry is different for everybody :D

Friday, September 5, 2008

Robot Lingerie

Tilly's sells a cute robot lingerie set that's totally geek chic: bra (only up to size 36C) and thong. I'd totally get them if they were in my size.

(via Shiny Shiny)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Circuitboard Coasters

FractalSpin sells a set of six circuitboard coasters. They are enthusiastic about the design too:
These are really cool--you get six neat-looking circuitboard coasters that come packaged in a metal tin with a circuitboard top. Each coaster has a ring of clear vinyl material around the edge to protect your furniture from scratches. It's a nice touch.

The tin is also cool--if you were so inclinded you could just stack the coasters neatly on an endtable and use the tin to store small interesting bits, like case screws, Dremel drill-bits, processors, USB adapters, soldering iron tips, ball bearings, Linux case stickers, or whatever.
Perfect for cocktails with your favorite robots.

Fun With Radiation Buttons

Etsy seller allegrae has a fun set of buttons to show your love of radiation: 
Physics can be a blast -- literally!

Set of 4 radiation-themed buttons to add some glow-glam to your wardrobe. 1.25" each.
A matching set of magnets are also for sale.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Make a Tabletop Biosphere

The Make video podcast has a pretty easy weekend project: create a tabletop biosphere. I think  that would make a great gift if you used a nice jar and fun decorative accents. 

All you need to do is watch the video below, download the pdf for additional directions and you are good to go.

USB Microscope Lets You Explore the Tiny From Your Computer

Brando sells a very cool portable USB microscope that includes lenses that magnify up to 600X, LED lights and a built-in camera. Yes, it's pricey at $199, but the fact that you can capture stills and video directly into your PC means it could make a great teaching tool. It also has two extra USB 2.0 ports, which allows it to act as a hub.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fermat's Last Thoerem Shoes

You are sporty and love math. What better way to spark conversation  than these women's Keds printed with Fermat's last theorem? Maybe you'll even come up with a new proof as you're walking across campus!

(via Fashionably Geek)