Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mixed news

''A color-changing bandage reveals the state of the wound beneath it.
The invention could reduce the $500 million cost of chronic wound care in Australia.
'' [source]

''A committee of international chemists and physicists has officially added two new elements to the periodic table: the ultraweighty elements 114 and 116.
“Element 114″ obviously isn’t a very catchy name, especially in a sea of molybdenums and seaborgiums. They have temporary titles — ununquadium and ununhexium — but final names are yet to been decided.
'' [source]

''Zotac unveils new ZBOX mini-PC, powered by VIA's dual-core Nano X2'' [source]

''Chinese rice farmers 10,000 years ago were early pioneers of modern genetic breeding. Like modern breeders they seemed to realise that shorter plants would produce higher yields, and unwittingly selected for mutations in a gene that shrinks rice stems: the stalkier plants produce more grain without falling over.'' [source]

''A Rare Eclipse of the Midnight Sun'' [source]

''Quantum mechanics rule 'bent' in classic experiment'' [source]

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