Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's all about the SEPIC!

  • What is this?  Efficient energy design stuff.  Inspired by that guy's walk across the cradle of civilization with a laptop.  Many people have suggested switching to a DC to DC converter.  This is one technology used for doing that:

And it's at 101.7FM in the Boston area...

Boston 101.7FM - "the first real EDM station in the country."

I was shocked when I heard this because at first I thought it was a pirate station.  it was a mixture of chiptune and seemed to performed nearly live.  Their rhythms were actually kind of energizing like some of the techno used to be in the old days!  I eventually had to look them up and here you go. 

I'm not saying I expect them to play drill and bass on a bent mattel drumset anytime soon, but some of the mixes are pretty glitchy!  Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Research on Muscle and Fat

Fantastic article about exercise, fat and muscle.  Spoiler: exercise is good for you.  I find it fascinating that we are still learning how to categorize our bodies' systems.  For example, this article describes fat as an endocrinal organ.