Friday, December 09, 2011

Science of the Week, 12/9/11

It's been a hard day's night's week, so just a few links today:

Beating superbugs with a high-tech cleanser

New synthetic e. coli strains are the Swiss army knife for biofuel production

Sorry, that's it. Then again, I think after yesterday's post about entangled diamonds, we need something light as we head into the weekend. Have a good one!


Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

I love science. Thanks for posting the links to these new discoveries. What do you think of the new earth-size/type planet that they discovered/announced this week? I think that it's wonderful but alas, the speed of light is too slow and the distance too vast for us to really get to know much about it.

I wonder if someday there will be ways to actually travel the cosmos, you know? Right now it seems impossible. But maybe someday people will have the ability to do so in a reasonable amount of time.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I haven't had much chance to read about it, Michael. Do you have a link?

As far as dealing with the difficulties of space travel, that's why I put a wormhole relatively close to Earth in Lyon's Legacy--to make the journey to another universe as simple as possible. Ironically, the spaceship travels at about 0.1c, so most of the trip is just traveling between Earth and the wormhole.

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