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Friday, April 23, 2010

Cool Stuff

Folks at MIT have engineered a virus to split water. The freed hydrogen can be used for fuel cells or to make liquid fuels for cars.

Mary Coffey, 94 years old, has less than a year to live. Her husband of 58 years proposed to her on the dance floor and took her waltzing every week. Her husband died 15 years ago, and she hasn't waltzed since, and she wants to have one more Tennessee Waltz before she goes, so the volunteers at her care center made it happen.

Adam Savage is awesome. You know him from Mythbusters, but he's also a way cool dad, and a humanist. His speech at Harvard is inspiring. I hope that someday, other folks do a little more to put their time on earth to good use rather than telling others how to live to be better after death. (See also: Not Cool)

The worlds most bedraggled, sodden kitten gets a good home, and a photo blog.

Cartoons save lives! A 7th grader saved her friend from choking on gum because she saw the Heimlich Maneuver on Sponge Bob Squarepants.

Also, Heinrich M. Jaeger explains the age old questions, "Why does shaking a can of coffee cause the larger grains to move to the surface?"

2 Comments:

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    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 5:31 PM  

  • The virus splitting water is very cool.

    As far as living to make a better life here or after you've passed. I don't see a conflict. I think that what you've done to make it a better place here counts a good deal for whatever is on the other side.
    Which may come to a great surprise to some and not that much of a surprise to others.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 5:32 PM  

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