Thursday, January 6, 2011

Household Sewage: Not Waste, but a Vast New Energy Resource

ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) — In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, "waste not, want not," scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. They say the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in wastewater by almost 20 percent, could spur efforts to extract methane, hydrogen and other fuels from this vast and, as yet, untapped resource.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Found posted to the bulletin board in the mens room in my office

I have a hard time believing that someone is childish enough to care, brave enough to post something and yet no so brave as to actually confront the person.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2010) — Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented November 29 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Thousands of Blackbirds Fall From Sky Dead

Posted by samzenpus on Monday January 03, @01:04AM
from the silent-spring dept.
Dan East writes"In a fashion worthy of a King or Hitchcock novel, blackbirds began to fall from the sky dead in Arkansas yesterday. Somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 birds rained down on the small town of Beeb, Arkansas, with no visible trauma. Officials are making wild guesses as to what happened — lightning strike, high-altitude hail, or perhaps trauma from the sound of New Year's fireworks killed them."