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danah boyd, randall munro, and netizens.

danah boyd, author of 'It's Complicated' just gave a tech talk at Google. Her book has been in the news a lot lately, so I'll skip the details (although Facebook ought to be at least slightly worried).But what I enjoyed the most about...Show More Summary

Orbital Mechanics

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Who says video games aren’t educational? This low-key endorsement from Randall Munroe at xkcd (who is a former NASA roboticist) will probably do more for the game Kerbal Space Program than all the splashy ads they could buy. If you have no clue what orbital mechanics are, another word for the term is astrodynamics, meaning the science of how spacecraft move.

What’s The Best Way To Generate Electricity Using Your Home Water Faucet? by xkcd

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest What If? by xkcd, a cash-strapped reader asks “what’s the best way to use my free faucet to generate electricity?” Author Randall Munroe discovers that there are far too many roadblocks standing between a homemade hydroelectric bathtub dam and profitability, ultimately suggested the reader go another route altogether. Single servings of bottled [...]

Could You Build a Hydroelectric Dam in Your Home?

last weekOdd : Neatorama

At What If?, webcomic artist Randall Munroe answers reader questions about scientific possibilities. He draws stick figures at xkcd, but he's also a scientist and roboticist. So he carefully thinks through reader questions using his considerable brain power. Show More Summary

Axes, Giant and Otherwise

Randall Munroe's "what if?" project is going to be a zillion-selling book in September and as you probably know, his xkcd webcomic is all kinds of awesome. So it was very cool to see Lowering the Bar show up in...          Related Stories...Show More Summary

A new rabbit-hole xkcd, only this time you can participate

Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd, is famous for doing some of the most intricate and creative pieces of art on the web. There are the maps of the internet, c. 2007 and 2010. There's a beautiful infographic of the ideological evolution of Congress. Show More Summary

Plato’s Midtown pre-war apartment

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

They’ll make sweet music togethoh god I can’t even finish that joke

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Any day I can reference a Mary Worth from 2005 is a good day

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Amazing XKCD Animation Shows How Often Things Happen Around The World

Randall Munroe charts the frequency of 50 events around the world in a recent brilliant xkcd webcomic (recirculated by Cardiff Garcia). You can read a more thorough explanation of the chart here, noting that heartbeats happen 70 times per minute, the U.S. Show More Summary

Curls has curly hair, you see, it’s quite easy to remember

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Wanda exploits the wisdom of her ancient, near-vanished race

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Metapost: Triumphant return COTW

This week's full-text RSS feed is supported by Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Monroe of XKCD fame has been hilariously answering bizarre questions (e.g., "Could you propel...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Someone Is Right on the Internet (or, XKCD Sells Out)

This seems relevant to our interests, from the NYTimes: At 29, Randall Munroe still revels in a recent honor that can resemble a lifetime achievement award — an asteroid in orbit between Jupiter and Mars and once known simply as 4942 was renamed last year by the International Astronomical Union as 4942 Munroe. For a [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

What If? The Book

Physicist and xkcd creator Randall Munroe will soon release a book version of What If?, his funny and enlightening science Q&A series. The book features unpublished articles as well as revised versions of some of the published ones.

Bundled Extra: NYT On HMH Deal With Randall Munroe

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced last week that they'll be doing a What If? book with Randall Munroe -- still not yet 30! -- of xkcd fame. Three things stand out about that article (in addition to the fact that there's a stand-alone article at all). Show More Summary

Randall Munroe's got a new book, but it's not XKCD

The xkcd artist/author/webcomic/nerdist of our hearts is taking his blog of improbable science and turning it into a book with even more improbable questions. Sweet.

A book about science by a webcomic author hits #2 in Amazon sales

Randall Munroe's What If? comes out in six months. Just you wait, Rush Limbaugh.

Tech’s Favorite Cartoonist Enters Mainstream Publishing

last monthTechnology : Bits

The online cartoonist Randall Munroe is about to explore a strange new world -- mainstream publishing -– and seek out an audience that doesn’t know its Linux from its Lexus.

XKCD's Randall Munroe is publishing a book of science explainers!

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

XKCD's Randall Munroe is turning What If? – his fantastic series of "serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions" –into a book, to be published this September by Houghton Mifflin. Read more...

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