“A portable instrument based on an ultrasensitive nanoscale sensor could detect bacteria in minutes, helping to catch infectious diseases early and prevent their spread. The simple, low-cost device should be available within three years, says Benjamin Miller, professor of dermatology and biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and codeveloper of the sensor.”
Glowing DNA: A CCD camera sensor captures the glow of hairpin-shaped DNA nanosensors when they bind with a target gene sequence of anthrax bacteria.
Credit: Benjamin Miller, University of Rochester Medical Center
Can you believe this? Hmm, looks like the city of Riverside has a real revenue stream going with the camera.
“A single red light camera in Riverside, California issued $1 million worth of right-hand turn on red tickets in just one month. The automated ticketing machine installed in March at Tyler Street at the entrance to the 91 Freeway has become the most productive of the city’s cameras and now accounts for half of the citations issued by Riverside’s vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia. The camera helped boost the grand total of citations mailed since January 2007 to 82,448 tickets worth $32,532,203.”
This is a trend that is happening all over the US and Europe. Everyone needs to pay close attention to where they are and what they are doing or you will find your checkbook in a dismal state.Read More
I listen to radio via the web at work and at home. If you are so inclined, this following will help.
Free online music is easier to find than ever with the multitude of internet radio stations now available to listeners. With the growth of the World Wide Web and advances in telecommunications, finding free music, news, sports and talk is only a few clicks away. However, there are now so many options available that you might have trouble figuring out exactly what’s out there.
Documents are what make this world happen. There are documents for about every possible thing, item, procedure, rule, etc. So what are the 100 most influential documents in US history?
I can think of ten immediately. The Bill of Rights. What about you? This web site has the results of votes from the people. It is presented by the National Archives and is worth a visit and read and compare yours against what is listed.
While you are at The National Archives web site, check out the ‘Digital Vaults’. This section has pictures, photographs, documents, and film clips of the items mentioned in the previous post and much more. I liked taking some time to make my personal film clip of historical events that I thought were most significant. Oh, be sure to view the Flash version as it is very impressive.
Food, one of my favorite things. Since it is high on my priority list, I should know how long each type of food lasts on the shelf, in freezer, or in the refrigerator. Since I don’t I had to do some searching to find the answer. Indeed I did with a little help from my wife. The answer to all of the above questions on any food is quickly available at the following link.
By now most people who watch any TV have heard at least one of David Letterman’s top ten lists. I found a site that its whole purpose is to produce and show you top ten lists. If you are searching for a top ten list it has to be here or will be here sooner or later.