DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

Odds and Ends

Scientists create cloak of partial invisibility, i.e., an invisibility cloak that doesn't work very well. Actually, it sounds pretty neat.

Scientists in Russia have synthesized element 118 by crashing calcium atoms into californium. The reaction produced a little element 116, as well. No word on whether they sighted the Island of Stability yet.

More about this here, and Chad Orzel has some discussion in his blog. I discussed some of the Island of Stability stuff here.

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;

The Macarthur Foundation is expected to award a grant that will be used to create a MMORPG based on the works of William Shakespeare.

One of the greatest catches you'll ever see...

This one ain't bad, either.
Tags: baseball, geekianna, science
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