9rules

CN is now part of the 9rules blog network. Nothing will fundamentally change – only the addition of a 9rules badge, new readers, and hopefully a little creative synergy.

What is 9rules?

The 9rules Network is about building a community of high quality websites as well as a community of highly discerning readers.

What does this mean?

You’re clever for being here, as is CN for having you. We’re all fiendishly attractive, intelligent and witty, even behind a computer in our underwear at four in the morning. Especially then.

Who else is part of 9rules?

9rules is currently home to a number of other sites, with more (including CN) on the way in the coming week(s). Here are some of my favorites thus far:

What are the rules? All nine of them.

No idea. Maybe someone can fill me in?

New here?

Welcome. This is the site description I submitted to the network:

Centripetal = center seeking; unifying; transmitting sensory impulses to the central nervous system. Centripetal Notion is a daily-ish node for the synaesthetic at heart, inasmuch as it being a fusion of art, design, music, science, and technology, in the interest of encouraging a unified appreciation of such as an extension of nature. In other words – a collection of miscellaneous badassery – where form meets function, but later decides they’re too much alike and breaks it off before things get boring.

9rules

CN is now part of the 9rules blog network. Nothing will fundamentally change — only the addition of a 9rules badge, new readers, and hopefully a little creative synergy.

What is 9rules?

The 9rules Network is about building a community of high quality websites as well as a community of highly discerning readers.

What does this mean?

You’re clever for being here, as is CN for having you. We’re all fiendishly attractive, intelligent and witty, even behind a computer in our underwear at four in the morning. Especially then.

Who else is part of 9rules?

9rules is currently home to a number of other sites, with more (including CN) on the way in the coming week(s). Here are some of my favorites thus far:

What are the rules? All nine of them.

No idea. Maybe someone can fill me in?

New here?

Welcome. This is the site description I submitted to the network:

Centripetal = center seeking; unifying; transmitting sensory impulses to the central nervous system. Centripetal Notion is a daily-ish node for the synaesthetic at heart, inasmuch as it being a fusion of art, design, music, science, and technology, in the interest of encouraging a unified appreciation of such as an extension of nature. In other words — a collection of miscellaneous badassery — where form meets function, but later decides they’re too much alike and breaks it off before things get boring.

Acid Drawings

Nine drawings, done by an artist under the influence of LSD 25 as part of a test conducted by the US government in the late 1950’s. His subject is the doctor supervising him.

Quoted from the artist before starting the piece on the right:

I am … everything is … changed … they’re calling … your face … interwoven … who is …

Tetra Vaal

From The Embassy Visual Effects Inc., the creators of a fairly popular transforming Citroën car commerical, comes a surprisingly realistic video of a robot policing the streets of a developing nation. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, it’s shot as a kind of conceptual corporate advertisement.

From the video:

A really skilled sniper, or somebody who’s trained a lot, can almost match that. But, introduce them to the stress and to the heat and to the cold and to the fatigue … they’re downhill … and this thing is just … it’s unbeatable.

Acid Drawings

Nine drawings, done by an artist under the influence of LSD 25 as part of a test conducted by the US government in the late 1950’s. His subject is the doctor supervising him.

Quoted from the artist before starting the piece on the right:

I am … everything is … changed … they’re calling … your face … interwoven … who is …

Tetra Vaal

From The Embassy Visual Effects Inc., the creators of a fairly popular transforming Citroën car commerical, comes a surprisingly realistic video of a robot policing the streets of a developing nation. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, it’s shot as a kind of conceptual corporate advertisement.

From the video:

A really skilled sniper, or somebody who’s trained a lot, can almost match that. But, introduce them to the stress and to the heat and to the cold and to the fatigue … they’re downhill … and this thing is just … it’s unbeatable.

Mimosa

images: © Barry A. Rice / The Nature Conservancy

Mimosa: three parts champagne to two parts orange juice; or, a genus of herbs and shrubs that includes the species Mimosa pudica, also known as the ‘Sensitive plant’ or ‘Sleeping grass’. ‘Pudica’ is Latin for ‘bashful’ or ‘shrinking’ – in Chinese, the name translates to ‘shyness grass’. When leaves are touched or subjected to rapid temperature changes, electrical signals are triggered that travel up the midvein, contracting each leaflet along the way. This type of response is known as nastic or nyctinastic movement. The following videos are in real-time – notice how with a stronger stimuli, the signal is redistributed to the rest of the leaf once it reaches the stem.

These clips come from a website compiled by Indiana University’s Dr. Roger P. Hangarter, with many more videos available of various other plants in motion:

Mimosa

images: © Barry A. Rice / The Nature Conservancy

Mimosa: three parts champagne to two parts orange juice; or, a genus of herbs and shrubs that includes the species Mimosa pudica, also known as the ‘Sensitive plant’ or ‘Sleeping grass’. ‘Pudica’ is Latin for ‘bashful’ or ‘shrinking’ — in Chinese, the name translates to ‘shyness grass’. When leaves are touched or subjected to rapid temperature changes, electrical signals are triggered that travel up the midvein, contracting each leaflet along the way. This type of response is known as nastic or nyctinastic movement. The following videos are in real-time — notice how with a stronger stimuli, the signal is redistributed to the rest of the leaf once it reaches the stem.

These clips come from a website compiled by Indiana University’s Dr. Roger P. Hangarter, with many more videos available of various other plants in motion:

Girl Born With Heart In Hand

A girl was born in India last week with her heart in one of her hands.

“The baby has a fully developed external heart between her neck and collar bone. She was holding her heart in her right hand when born,” S.K. Pambhoi, a senior government doctor, told Reuters.

Doctors said they separated the hand from the heart, but the baby born to a poor family in Korba town in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Friday would die if she did not have immediate surgery.

“Her heart is connected to the inner body through arteries and veins. Surgery is the best option to insert her heart and fix it at the right place,” Pambhoi said.

“There is a strong possibility of the heart getting infected, so a quick operation is needed.”

With parents unable to afford the estimated Rs200,000 in medical expenses, the child did indeed die of infection this evening.

See previously:

Update:

Girl Born With Heart In Hand

A girl was born in India last week with her heart in one of her hands.

“The baby has a fully developed external heart between her neck and collar bone. She was holding her heart in her right hand when born,” S.K. Pambhoi, a senior government doctor, told Reuters.

Doctors said they separated the hand from the heart, but the baby born to a poor family in Korba town in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Friday would die if she did not have immediate surgery.

“Her heart is connected to the inner body through arteries and veins. Surgery is the best option to insert her heart and fix it at the right place,” Pambhoi said.

“There is a strong possibility of the heart getting infected, so a quick operation is needed.”

With parents unable to afford the estimated Rs200,000 in medical expenses, the child did indeed die of infection this evening.

See previously:

Update: