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07 May 2010 @ 06:25 am
Interesting things  
The US military is experimenting with using lasers and nanotech to treat wounds. Very awesome.

fMRI "lie detectors" have seen their first brush with the courtroom. While I'm no expert, the technology seems to be in its infancy, and it's extremely difficult to test it in realistic situations. Probably good that it isn't yet deciding guilt.

I recently got an HTC Desire and so far the 1GHz Snapdragon processor has been running all the apps I can throw at it beautifully. Looks like my next phone might have an Intel processor, though, as they've revealed plans to release a next-generation Atom processor designed for use in smartphones, claiming that it leaves current mobile processors in the dust.

Finally, and sadly, Evan Harris has lost the vote in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency to the Conservatives, by 176 lousy votes. While the Lib Dems' science policy isn't perfect (particularly their stance on fission power), it's a damn sight better than the other parties', and Dr Harris is one of the few genuinely scientifically literate members of parliament. Damn shame that he's lost his seat.
(Anonymous) on May 7th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
on the plus side...