"A team of researchers with members from institutions in Spain, France and Egypt has demonstrated that hydrogen atoms on graphene yield a magnetic moment and furthermore, that such moments can order ferromagnetically over relatively large distances. In their paper published in the journal Science the group describes experiments they carried out in attempting to cause a sheet of graphene to become magnetic, how they found evidence that it was possible using hydrogen atoms, and the ways such a material might be used in industrial applications."
Such as: "Storing information at much higher densities than has ever been seen before..."
Gonna be doing a short turn as part of Extraction Music - a refugee-support event in May organised by Ian Watson - with some like-minded Weirdo comrades, some of which I know; some I don't... guess I'd better start preppin'...
Unbelievable. But kinda not.
"The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.
"What went wrong? The Post continues:“Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far.” The shameful, horrifying errors were uncovered in a massive, three-year review by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project. Following revelations published in recent years, the two groups are helping the government with the country’s largest ever post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence."
The potential consequences and fall-out of this are mind-boggling...
From Nautilus (don't read if yr squeamish):
""He soon learned removing the botfly wouldn’t be easy. The best solution would have been to cut it out with a sterile scalpel. But finding a good surgeon was a problem in a remote tropical forest. “There was a woman in the course who had botflies in her butt,” Coyne recalled to me. She found someone to surgically remove them, but it wasn’t a pretty scene. “This guy took her in a back room and started cutting them out with a Swiss army knife. I remember we could all hear her screaming when this was happening. I found myself thinking, ‘Do I really want to go through this?’ ”"