Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mixed news

Lincoln DNA could prove cancer
''Framed behind glass in the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library in northeast Philadelphia is a small piece of bloodstained pillowcase on which the head of the dying president rested after he was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington 144 years ago.

Sotos, a cardiologist and author, is hoping a DNA test of the strip will reveal whether Lincoln was afflicted with multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B.
'' [source]

Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking [source]

Carbon Nanotubes Toughen Plastic [source]

Nanocluster as Hydrogen Sponge
''A crystal riddled with tiny pores has the highest surface area of any material in the world...'' [source]

Ancient Viruses and Life’s Origins
''According to a new model, because these viruses live in hot, acidic environments, they may have been immune to the mass extinctions throughout Earth’s history, which explains why they have almost nothing in common with today’s more modern organisms.'' [source]

No comments:

Post a Comment