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04.15.02

These guys at the "Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery" put drug crystals under the microscope.  Judge for yourself: do drugs look anything like the way drugs feel?

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
index.html

Smack.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
pages/heroin.html

Crank.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
pages/methamphetamine.html

Coke.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
pages/cocaine.html

Pure Adrenaline.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
pages/epinephrine.html

Beer. Lots and lots of beer.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/beershots/
index.html

The Middle-Aged Joys of Restorative Aspirin.

http://microscopy.fsu.edu/pharmaceuticals/
pages/aspirin.html

 

04.16.02

Did you ever have a close, fully detailed, 500-K look at the surface of the Sun? The Sun is a great, vivid, flaming scab.

http://www.bbso.njit.edu/Images/daily/
images/hfullc.jpg

 

04.17.02

This guy's gone and mapped the conspiratorial connections in the Al Qaeda network.  No doubt that he has a much better understanding of those connections than Al Qaeda themselves ever did.

http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_4/
krebs/

 

04.18.02

Yeah dood, we're elite hackers.  We're heavy, underground, virus 'n' security types.  We're way into freeware and leftist hacktivism.  And we're Mexicans.

http://acidklan.org

 

04.19.02

In a Philip Dick novel, it wouldn't be any big deal for a washing machine to talk to you.  It'd probably have some satirically banal Dickian name, like a "Washy-Talky."

But what if it talked to you *in Hindi*?

http://in.news.yahoo.com/020404/64/
1kjaf.html

 


Bruce Sterling is a science-fiction writer who lives in Texas. The sun is a G-type star out towards the edge of the Milky Way.

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