Ok, first let me be very clear: I am firmly convinced that all vaccines are greatly over used, and even when they are used correctly, they might not be the best choice. That said, here is a link to a story about a British student who has perfected a means of maintaining vaccines at the ideal temperature while in transit, that works for up to 30 DAYS.
What gets my attention is the possibility that the same tech can be used for transporting organ transplants, camping foods, and a lot more.
The following link is to a BBC News Online article about how certain microbes can consume almost anything, and their “waste” output is electricity. Of course, if there will ever be a battery made using this technology, it is not going to happen within the next 5 years. Still, it’s something to think about.
FYI – I don’t know anything about the origin of this pic. My wife sent it to me in an email, and it was being passed around by people on a list service she’s subscribed to. I DO NOT have a 12 year old son. LOL! (what does it say about our world that I would have to explicitly state that for a JOKE?)
Mozilla has announced that all current versions of Firefox will block Flash by default due to security concerns.
Of course, these security concerns have been known for quite some time, and are responsible for why I haven’t allowed Flash to install on any of my computers for the last 3 years. Still, it’s good to see Mozilla flex it’s muscle to get something done about them.
CERN’s LHC (Large Hadron Collider) went through a process of beam attenuation since powering up over the past 2 months. Today, June 3 2015, CERN went into full operation using 13 TeV ( teraelectron volts ) of power, a #new #world #record. A “tera” electron volt is a measurement in the trillions of volts.
13 TeV = 13,000,000,000,000 volts. 🙂
Hope that is easy to understand for my non-physics non-quantum mechanic non-electrician viewers !! LOLOLOL .. which is something most of us aren’t (including me). Who can understand such power expressed in numbers/text?
The experiments done today, involving the first attenuated + stable beams at full power, proved fully “successful”.
Credit for the video to the CERN team.. animation and dubstep music come from CERN directly:
Full website post here with links to monitor the experiments live:
(update: I don’t know why copy-paste broke that link. Sorry)
Live feeds to CERN here:
… and no, at last report, there were no observations of black holes forming north of Paris. *grin*