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December 5, 2013

[For Designers]: Very cool icon font

Brian Hochhalter just showed me this url:
Fontello.com

Check out the download and slider button at the top. You can download the font, and check out the spinning icons. Since it is a font, the icons are scalable. Very cool animated ones, see screenshots below.

fontello_01.jpg

fontello_02.png

To install this font, download the font (extension is .ttf). Open up finder, while clicking on Option key > click the Go (menu dropdown), which will display "Library" -- for Mountain Lion (otherwise you might have to access your Library folder using Terminal). Drop the font into your font folder.

Where was this site a couple of years ago, when I had to create my own icons in Adobe Illustrator, and worry about the scale and concept of each icon? (Sigh), now you have it :)

I believe you can take this font, and modify them using some open source software (exports true type - .vfb or .vfbak), but I have not researched this yet.

December 8, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell's New Book

Malcolm Gladwell just published a new book, titled David and Goliath. They are a collection of stories about the psychology of underdogs.

December 11, 2013

TED: The promise of research with stem cells

I just found this video which was dated Jun 2012. Susan Solomon, the founder of New York Stem Cell Foundation, speaks about the innovative technology of stem cell research, drug discovery process, statistics of drug discovery and disease-modeling in tissue, use of hardware (automated robot to print thousands of stem cell lines), use of software (to produce avatars to test side effects of drugs on organs). Skip to 13:28-13:40 to see this technology...

Genspace Event: A New Strategy Against Blood Cancers

Dr. Julian Adams on "A New Strategy Against Blood Cancers"

Friday, December 13, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at Genspace for a presentation by Dr. Julian Adams, the President of research and development at Infinty Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Adams’s work has led to the development of a new class of anti-cancer drugs, proteosome inhibitors, that target multiple myelomas. Find out how rapid progress being made in the field of anti-cancer drug development is hoped to lead to the eventual eradication of all forms of cancer.

Dr. Adams has been recently honored by The Mass General Cancer Center for his efforts and success in leading the way towards curing cancer: http://www.theonehundred.org/honorees/view/julian-adams-phd/

December 26, 2013

Circuit Scribe: Conductive Ink and STEM

Pretty cool project on Kickstarter:

December 29, 2013

Bann

I recently found an amazing Korean restaurant in Hell's Kitchen area. The founder had started Woo Lae Oak. So much thought was put into the menu. For example, you will not see overcooked vegetables in the soups and bibimbap. In the soup, they use a prime cut of pork.

350 W 50th St, New York, 10019
(212) 582-4446

This is how the tea is served. I believe the tea was chamomile.
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Calamari, lightly battered in tempura-like batter (not heavy):
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Scallops (Garibi Gu):
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Bulgogi Wrap - the meat was so tender:
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Sides including kimchi, which is prepared without raw oysters or garlic:
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Bibimbap:
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Daenjang Jigae (a Korean version of miso, except with pork and tofu):
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Crème Brûlée (vanilla, ginger and green tea):
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Khan Academy

Just found this great video on Kahn Academy.

Sometimes the founder, Salman Khan, will study up to 5 textbooks before he creates a video:


Here is a segment on Khan Academy's data driven analysis by former Google Executive, Eric Schmidt:

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