Archives for May 4, 2009

Which is great, because I understand we have LOTS of neutrinos here …. The University of Minnesota and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory plan to break ground south of International Falls today on a multimillion-dollar project designed to help understand the universe. The NuMI Off-Axis Electron Neutrino Appearance Experiment (NOvA) will be the Northland’s second…

An interesting take on the Merk Maneno: It’s a safe guess that somewhere at Merck today someone is going through the meeting minutes of the day that the hair-brained scheme for the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine was launched, and that everyone who was in the room is now going to be fired.…

Congressperson Keith Ellison has endorsed Matt Entenza for Governor of Minnesota. This is of general interest because of the role of the current Minnesota governor on the broader national scene, and of course, it is important to us Minnesotans. Here’s Enteza’s web site.

Russia is planning a fleet of floating and submersible nuclear power stations to exploit Arctic oil and gas reserves, causing widespread alarm among environmentalists. A prototype floating nuclear power station being constructed at the SevMash shipyard in Severodvinsk is due to be completed next year. Agreement to build a further four was reached between the…

I just watched a movie that made me ROFLMAOOL about fifty times. Maybe a hundred times. You’ll not want to miss this… ~-~-~-~-~-~