Four short links: 4 June 2010

Arduino Home, DIY Lightning with Water and Gravity, Graph Visualization, and Neglected Diseases

  1. HomeSensean open user-centered research project investigating the use of smart and networked technologies in the home, with uber-Arduino-rockstar Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino. (via titine on Twitter)
  2. Kelvin’s Thunderstorm (Instructables) — “create lightning from water and gravity”. Simple and impressive science. (via Paul Fenwick)
  3. Graph Visualization Code in Javascript (Stack Overflow) — good pointers to interesting libraries.
  4. ChEMBL – Neglected Tropical Disease archivea repository for Open Access primary screening and medicinal chemistry data directed at neglected diseases. CC0-licensed datasets identifying several tens of thousands of compounds active against the malarial parasite P. falciparum in an effort to lower the cost of drug creation for this neglected disease. (via Common Knowledge blog)
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  • Cool links Nat – I really like the thunderstorm link. I really liked the water-drop electrostatic generator – pretty cool.