• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • Most of the time if you see virus and computer or electronics in the same sentence it is bad news. However some researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have created a transistor with very fast switching speeds. They have done this by coating 30-nanometer-long chunks of tobacco mosaic virus with platinum nanoparticles. They say it could eventually be used to make memory chips for MP3 players and digital cameras. A device fitted with such a virus-chip would access data much more quickly than one using flash memory.

    Oct 05,
    - by semoadmin

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