You can do this in the iPhone as well. You just turn off all of the notifications except for badging, which is the little red circle with a number in it that lets you know how much mail you have. The only thing is, you still need notifications to get that badge. Which Sparrow doesn't have. My solution right now is… » 3/22/12 3:55pm 3/22/12 3:55pm

Aw man guys, the Linac Coherent Light Source! It's an x-ray laser that's a more than a billion times brighter than synchrotron sources - like the Advanced Light Source. That makes it a billion-billion times brighter than the sun! And it will make movies of atoms, seriously, that's really cool. And as far as a… » 8/24/11 12:27pm 8/24/11 12:27pm

You... you... you... *sigh* They're different people... There isn't one guy with facial hair and a bowtie talking on a cellphone. There are three guys, all with facial hair. One is talking on the phone, another has a bowtie, and a third has a hat. Precision of speech, guys, precision of speech. I prefer hipster… » 8/16/11 8:31pm 8/16/11 8:31pm

Classical mechanics can only really describe solenoids (used to switch valves with electricity, for instance). Other types of magnetism must be treated entirely with quantum mechanics (most other kinds, including fridge magnets). So the description of electrons having currents really breaks down in what people think… » 8/16/11 8:07pm 8/16/11 8:07pm