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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in DragonCon's own sattelite campus for Mad Scientist's LiveJournal:

Monday, January 31st, 2011
12:43 pm
Monday, August 9th, 2010
7:56 pm
Dr. Horrible: the ultimate mad scientist
Looking for a last-minute addition to your mad scientist wardrobe for Dragon*Con? Check this out: a complete pattern for Dr. Horrible’s lab coat! It’s not terribly difficult to make, and an experienced sewer can crank one out in less than a day. You can also get a coat made for you at the same site.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
10:18 am
Still alive!
First, remember to sign up for the periodic table section of the parade!

Second, links!
Kudzone?: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008AGUFM.B21D..03H
DNA rap. I mean wrap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PKjF7OumYo&eurl=http://lj-toys.com/%3Fjournalid%3D329660%26moduleid%3D39%26preview%3D%26auth_token%3Dsessionless:1248876000:embedcontent:329660%252639%2526:08017001&feature=player_embedded
Watching change: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/07/27/hollow-spy-coin.html
Bright folks: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090722/sc_livescience/strangehumansglowinvisiblelight
Walk it off!: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/20/apollo-11-moon-walks-superimposed-on-a-baseball-diamond-for-scale/
Walk it farther off!: http://gizmodo.com/5318540/never-before-seen-image-of-neil-armstrongs-first-moonwalk-shows-his-face
Planets develop blackheads: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/07/20/new-black-spot-on-ju.html
An eye for an eye: http://gizmodo.com/5319050/camera-sees-the-world-through-human-eyes
What goes up must come down... variably...: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA12146
Look at the bones!: http://grinding.be/2009/07/09/osseointegrated-prosthetics/
Monday, May 11th, 2009
10:08 am
Just so everyone's on the same page, the science track's largest organized parade group is going to be the periodic table this year.

I will not be organizing a "Mad Scientist" parade section, although you are welcome to be a Mad Scientist/Minion/Creation with a periodic element, or create another parade section.
(I'm going to be marching as Zinc)

As far as other things are concerned, sorry for falling behind on the interesting science links. You're all welcome to post as well!

Current Mood: pleased
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
3:01 pm
Lifesaving fashion:
[ http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/09/emf_bracelet_will_alert_y.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890 ]http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/09/emf_bracelet_will_alert_y.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

Who needs flying cars?:
[ http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/09/26/rocket-man.html ]http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/09/26/rocket-man.html

The best controller, hands-down:
[ http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/09/dorkbot_dc_meeting.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890 ]http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/09/dorkbot_dc_meeting.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

Up, up, and away:

Under the sea:

Human, or superhuman?:

Fellow Mad Scientist?:

Next up, velociraptors!:

Last parade photo I found:

Current Mood: frustrated
Friday, September 26th, 2008
4:23 pm
Wild lynx attack!
Radioactive truffles, anyone?

Backup language encoding:

Crows will never forget:

The pill changes mating choices:

Monkey see, monkey give:

Ultrablack holes, for when regular black holes just don't get the job done:

LHC Webcams:

I like to call it "sunergy":

Fried cars?:

Boom! Headshot!:

Scientists need help finding words for new discoveries:

Getting in touch with your inner child:

And two more parade pictures:

Current Mood: discontent
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
4:29 pm
The plan worked! Thousands of people thronged the streets in response to our mind-control ray!

{gir}I wanna do it again!{/gir}

This time, with twice as much planning! So, any ideas for next year's float? Between here and the science mailing list, I'll pick the best idea in December. So far I've been floating the idea of something C'thulhian, (costume and all), although this also brings some interesting ideas:

And finally, pictures from the parade:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30130379@N07/sets/72157607072334324/ ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/30130379@N07/2821021279/in/set-72157607072334324/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/30130379@N07/2820600663/in/set-72157607072334324/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/30130379@N07/2821439662/in/set-72157607072334324/ in particular)

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
2:22 pm
Okay, here's the latest:
- Mad Scientist section is registered for the parade, between the zombies and the steampunks.
- We're meeting at the Science Track Meet & Greet at 1 on Friday to talk logistics and pass out ribbons. To that end, if you have a PARADE ribbon from a previous year, please bring it for reuse; the parade staff is apparently running low.
- We're gathering at 9 AM in Woodruff park on Saturday to assemble everything. If you have any weird gizmos, or beads, or flashy things, or signs, or anything you want to toss to the crowd or attach to The Machine, bring such.
- Marching at 10. More likely starting at 10:15.

... aaaand we're done! Here, have some weird science!

Makes finding teenage mutant ninja turtles a breeze!:

How crueler than a serpent's tooth:

Now you see it, now you don't:

Why's my pizza so crunchy?:

Current Mood: crazy
Friday, August 15th, 2008
4:53 pm
All the pieces are coming together...

1) Professor Benner's transport device is the very foundation for The Machine.
2) Ridiculous though it may look, I just remembered that I have an umbrella
that would be happy to stand in for a satellite dish.
3) Professor Benner is also giving us two fantastic doom happy rockets. I have
been remiss in my efforts to find paint, but I'm still looking. Anyone else
got any leads?
4) I have a keg power supply lined up. Does anyone else have any kegs?
5) There are a few larger units, freezers or dead washing machines, as a solid
structure onto which to duct tape the rest of our creation. Will have to pick
up such with Professor Benner's leave.
6) I'm going to pick up another few bags of chocolate eyeballs again(and steal
from the Science Trak when nobody's looking to repay myself).
7) More Merry Mad Marchers!
8) Signs (chocolate powered doom machine, experiment in progress, do not
touch)... painted would be awesome, but even hand-scrawled things would fit the
9) Biohazard/radioactive/self-replication/highly flammable stickers.
10) Science Trak - it would be awesome if the official guests could march as
well, and I have no way of effecting that directly. It's up to ye.
11) 3 and 4: Paint and kegs? Kegs of paint?
12) Other paraphenalia. Give unto Zim!

Thank you for your sacrifices,
Zachary Anderson
Dean of Mad Scientist University

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Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
3:57 pm
As if there weren't enough... this here's an attempt to get all our bees in one knee, such as it were. Organizing and compiling our information. Progress is doing great things for science!

Right now we have a trailer. We need stuff (up to 3 tons) to put on and/or in it, and people (I signed up for 20) to march with it. Volunteer now or we'll feed your children to... no, no, better. We'll give them cotton candy and a free puppy. Fiendish!

In as serious a vein this community will ever see, this is a place to post interesting science links (mad or otherwise), planning stuff for the DragonCon parade track, and... who knows. We'll see what else comes up.

Zachary Anderson
Dean of Mad Scientist University

Current Mood: artistic
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