Thursday, October 19th, 2006
11:41 am - 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.

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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.

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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.

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

This one ain't bad, either.