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Saturday, November 08, 2003

Saturday November 7, 2003. In the morning, I went to pick up pills from the HealthPartners pharmacy in Calhoun Square. They weren't there. The data in the system said they'd been picked up already from another HealthPartners pharmacy. (Which one? That information wasn't available.)

In the end, I was given as much of the medication as they had in stock. I'll come back later for the rest.

Went to the Bakken Museum (of electricity) with Pat Craft. The exhibits included electrical devices invented at various times over the centuries, many of which visitors were allowed to play with.

One exhibit concentrated on mad and/or eccentric scientists who contributed to the study of electricity. I learned that Nikola Tesla was stranger than I'd realized.

One room was devoted to Victor Frankenstein and his biographer, Mary Shelley. By pushing a button, visitors could experience an effective mostly-audio condensed play based on _Frankenstein_.
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 7-Nov-2003
Physical Review D
'Dark matter' forms ghost universe that mirrors our own, new theory shows
"Dark matter" in the cosmos forms a ghost universe invisible to astronomers, but that doesn't mean its evolution can't be studied. Theoretical astronomer Chung-Pei Ma of UC Berkeley has found that dark matter forms dense clumps that move much like dust motes dancing in a shaft of light.

From the full press release at
"The cosmic account now pegs dark energy at about 69 percent of the universe, exotic dark matter at 27 percent, mundane dark matter - dim, unseen stars - at 3 percent, and what we actually see at a mere 1 percent."

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