N1VUX is my FCC-issued ham radio callsign.
« Crystal creates table-top fusion --
It won't solve our energy crisis, but could help treat cancer.
« By using a larger tungsten tip, cooling the crystal to cryogenic temperatures, and constructing a target containing tritium, the researchers believe they can scale up the observed neutron production 1000 times, to more than 106 neutrons per second.»
- Note, this is PyroFusion, in a pyroelectric crystal, not cold fusion.
Ordinary? [emphasis above supplied] The asymmetrical pyroelectrical effect is hardly ordinary.
- New Scientist, and Nature blurb [Picture!] and Nature Article via TheReg and SlashDot. and AIP PNU
Supplementar Information and maybe author's site after Slashdotting subsides.
«Re-discovered ivory billed woodpecker still faces challenge to survival
The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) today hailed the announcement in today's Science Express that a thought-to-be extinct ivory-billed woodpecker has been discovered at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, but expressed concern about its chances for survival. »
«Observers in eastern Arkansas have reported at least eight
independent sightings of a bird that appears to be an ivory-billed woodpecker,
a species widely thought to be extinct. A video clip of one bird, though blurry,
shows key features, including the size and markings,
indicating that the bird is indeed an ivory-billed woodpecker, according to
John W. Fitzpatrick of Cornell University and coauthors of a paper released online today by Science.»
- via NPR (Prior story, 2002);
Ivorybill Homepage , via Cornell University News Service via EurekAlert 1;
National Wildlife Refuge Association via EurakAlert 2;
American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Magazine article EurekAlert 3 with painting