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Monday, March 29, 2004

Monday March 29, 2004 [politics] Principles. Party. Self-interest. Choose one of three. [/politics]

***Mail: Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2004. One story I like: James Patrick Kelly, "Serpent." The rest are good, but not to my liking. I haven't yet figured out what makes the difference.

***I expect to be very busy the next couple of days, with things I'd rather not discuss here. If all goes well, I'll then have the joy of dealing with Federal bureaucracies which have been slowed down by Security Concerns. After that, Minicon
If you've forgotten what it looks like when the wheels come off an administration, you're seeing it happen before your eyes.
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 29-Mar-2004
American Chemical Society 227th National Meeting
Enlisting carbon nanotubes to unmask nerve agents
Besides posing a serious environmental hazard, organophosphate-based pesticides, or OP compounds, are raw material for chemical-warfare nerve agents. Crews responding to a terrorist's nerve-agent attack have had no way to identify the compound they're dealing with until it's too late. Yuehe Lin, a PNNL chief scientist, reports the successful lab test of a disposable OP sensor he fashioned from carbon nanotubes chemically fused to enzymes borrowed from the nervous system-the same enzymes that act as catalysts in neurotransmitters.
US Department of Energy
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