Category Archives: General Science Interest

Transistor Based Flip-Flop or a (not)RS NAND Latch

Been a while since I did a posting, too much time spent writing grants, and I mean a lot of time. In this blog I thought I’d describe a small project I did a month or two ago to build … Continue reading

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Z80 Microcomputer

Its been a while since I wrote something for this blog, mainly due to pressures of work. However its summer now and I’ve managed to carve out some time to do other work related projects. One thing I’ve done in … Continue reading

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Bode Plots using Python

I needed a quick way to plot some Bode plots for a second order system. I didn’t have access to Matlab, instead I searched for a solution using Python, and I found one. Documentation is a bit sparse  so this … Continue reading

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Skynet Edges Closer

There is a fascinating article in science this week about the construction in hardware of a neural chip. This isn’t a new idea but scale and flexibility is novel. The chip is made by researchers from IBM and Cornell and can … Continue reading

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What do 17 year old science students know (or not)?

This summer I had the opportunity to host five high school students at a UW science camp. I decided to give them a project where they could build circuits that could do addition and multiplication just using resistors. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Adding an Image to a Firemonkey Button

As a result of a question I posted on stackoverflow about how to add an image to button in firemonkey I made this quick video to demonstration how it’s done. Stackoverflow link:  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24522555/create-image-button-in-firemonkey

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Parallella Board Arrives

I’ve funded a number of kickstarter projects, two of which have come through. The latest kickstarter project to deliver is the Parallella project. This project is an attempt to bring low power and economical multi-core processing to the masses. The company … Continue reading

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Python – first experiences

I’ve started using Python much more these days as I begin to switch to Tellurium as the standard modeling platform. Python is of course very popular and so I expected a very modern language which to a large degree it … Continue reading

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Science Funding in the US

I saw today (14th Jan, 2014) in  the news that Congress has come to an agreement on the budget to Sept 30, 2014. The Huffington Post had an article which discussed the effect of cuts on the NIH. In particular … Continue reading

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New preprint service at bioRxiv

A new preprint service called bio-archive and operated by Cold Spring Harbor has opened that is specifically for biologists. What’s nice is that they also accepts papers on systems biology, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology. This is a welcome addition especially after … Continue reading

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