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May 8, 2011


graphene by matt collins

Graphene is an allotrope (structural configuration) of carbon atoms, in the form of one-atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb lattice. Graphene is most easily visualized as an atomic-scale chicken wire made of carbon atoms and their bonds.

The crystalline or ‘flake’ form of graphite consists of many graphene sheets stacked together. Graphene is the basic structural element of some carbon allotropes including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes.

May 8, 2011



A kabuto is a helmet used with traditional Japanese armor as worn by samurai. Upon the return of general peace in the Edo Period, armor became more elaborate and ceremonial. A typical kabuto features a strong bowl, the hachi, which protects the crown of the head, a suspended series of articulated plates shikoro to protect the neck, and a crest or maedate.

The kabuto, along with the German Stahlhelm, was the inspiration for the helmet of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.

May 8, 2011

Super Meat Boy

meat boy

dr fetus

Super Meat Boy is a platform game developed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, and is the successor to ‘Meat Boy,’ originally released in 2008. Super Meat Boy was released in 2010. The game follows Meat Boy as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend Bandage Girl from the villainous Dr. Fetus through over 300 levels filled with deadly hazards. It has won acclaim for its extremely high difficulty.

Players must guide Meat Boy to the end of each level while avoiding buzzsaws, salt, and various other fatal obstacles. The player can jump and run, and can stick to walls in order to either jump off of them or to slide down them. The player has an unlimited number of attempts to complete each level; if Meat Boy is killed he immediately restarts the level, though the red blood left behind on surfaces that the player has touched remains.

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