TFW you're looking at an old data analysis and trying to figure out what exactly you did

This... is almost certainly not the graph I was trying to plot. I'm not quite sure how I've accomplished this.

Always remember to Degas your equipment thoroughly, prior to experimentation.

@invaderxan Cosmic Ray flux is actually pretty high and fast today. But it’s also snowing and hella cloudy, so nearly nothing gets through. 40s exposure times and not a single cosmic ray hit!

So on Wednesday, I got to start setting my my experimental apparatus.

By which I mean I spent all afternoon painting a laser table.

I wonder if it's fully dry yet...

Roughly 2 billion years ago, our distant ancestors evolved complex cells and became eukaryotes. They went on to evolve into every complex life form on Earth, including us.

The theory of Serial Endosymbiosis says that eukaryotes evolved when single celled organisms began to live inside each other for mutual benefit.

Taking historical reenactment to its logical conclusion, a team of biologists led by Angad Mehta has managed to repeat the process using bacteria and yeast!

Apparently, the cluster workload manager is called slurm, and I find this hilarious!

Unpaywall is a handy little open source project, available to use as a browser extension, which makes it easier to find open access copies of journal papers.

I just thought I'd share this here for those who may need it. I find it very useful!

I recently learned about hematene. It's a 2D material similar to graphene, and made in the same way, except instead of carbon it's made from α-Fe2O3 (hematite). It also looks like it has excellent potential as a photocatalyst.

Makes me wonder what other 2D materials we might have yet to discover.

(Balan et al, 2018)

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