Thursday, June 17, 2004
Science Thursday, I Guess
Scientists teleport atoms for first time
In an advance that will thrill fans of Star Trek, scientists have for the first time teleported atoms. They say their research will help to develop ultra-fast quantum computers - but Trekkies should not expect teleportation machines to beam objects or people between distant locations in the foreseeable future.Scientists Find Gene Cure for Cheating Lover Voles
Real-life teleportation does not literally carry matter instantly from place to place as in science fiction films such as Star Trek and The Fly.
It transfers the "quantum state" of an object - the full information required to define all its physical properties - instantly to a replica object in another location, which can be at an indefinite distance [ed. cue Trekkie bashing late-night hosts].
A single gene inserted into the brain can change promiscuous male rodents into faithful, monogamous partners, scientists said Wednesday [ed. cue Clinton bashing late-night hosts].If only it were this simple. I'm afraid teleportation will be in common use long before the voles I've known stay faithful.
It certainly hasn't been Art Thursday. I've scraped the bottom of my being and found nothing. Must wait for a new crust to form, I guess.
Until it does, Tillie will have to carry the standard:
The 5-year-old Jack Russell is an artist who has had her paintings exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Europe. She recently opened a gallery and store in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the borough's epicenter of all things artsy and hip.A friend of mine recently curated a show of monkey paintings at the Peggy Notebaert Museum:
Do not expect the works of famous European artists when visiting the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. There will not be names like Monet or Picasso attached to the artwork at the Born to Be Wild art exhibit but instead names such as Rita, Buddie and Cuddly--some of the featured artists at this exhibit come from the wild places of the world. Monkey artists are finally stepping up and challenging abstract artists by selling their artwork to humans.I'm beginning to think I'm the wrong species.
Nothing political today. The 9/11 report is a real, non-snarky thing, and isn't a laughing matter.
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