Friday, September 16, 2005

I'm back!

Looks like it's time to get back to blogging again- my back's feeling slightly better and after a lot of hassle (with my crappy old computer) I've now got broadband installed. It's made a big difference in getting caught up- now all I need is something that enables me to read 40 times faster...

Anyway, here's a quick round up of today's stories-

An example of a great teacher- in bear country, and packing pepper spray instead of a .500 Smith and Wesson Magnum, a teacher explains her grizzly bear drill: the kids walk in formation from the playground into the school, while the teacher puts herself between the kids and the bear. An awful lot of teachers should be taking a leaf from this woman's book.

A judge in the UK issued an arrest warrant for a former member of the Israeli military for "war crimes" and preparations were made to arrest him at Heathrow airport. How long before some kook decides to begin arresting and prosecuting Allied citzens for serving in the War on Terror?

The world's smallest fossil footprint has been found in Scotland, showing the track of a very young dinosaur with an adult.

Speaking of the world's smallest, how about the world's smallest robot? It's so tiny that 200 of them could line up on an M&M. It's the same size as the width of a human hair.

This microrobot and similar versions that could be developed might eventually ensure information security, inspect and make repairs to integrated circuits, explore hazardous environments, or even manipulate human cells or tissues.

The days of working medical nanotech move closer and closer. When that happens it will transform the world.

1 comment:

FrauBudgie said...

What, the teacher's not going to try to understand where the bear's coming from ... comfort the bear for having an underpriviledged life ... teach the children how their ancestors shot the bears' mommies and daddies ... apologize to the bear for being part of a society that's slowly destroying its habitat ... become human SHIELDS for the bear ... ?!?!?!?!

I'm shocked!!!