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Comment Re:I declare vaporware. (Score 1) 179

Of course it would be cool to see some of the potential applications make their way back into Dr. Who.

ex. the Doctor using his screwdriver as an ultrasonic welder.

Well in Empty Child/The Doctor Dances he uses the screwdriver to cut a chainlink fence and then has Rose use it to reconnect the cut fence


Submission + - Cooling Pump Malfunction on ISS->

eldavojohn writes: On Saturday at 8pm GMT, the crew of the International Space Station awoke to alarm bells as one of two ammonia pumps shut down due to a spike in power. Their backup cooling (Loop B) is functioning as designed and NASA released an official statement, "The crew is in no danger, but will need to work additional troubleshooting on Sunday to keep the station in a stable configuration, including the installation of a jumper cable to maintain proper cooling to the Zarya module in the Russian segment."
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Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience 219

trianglecat writes "The not-for-profit agency Canadian Blood Services has a section of their website based on the Japanese cultural belief of ketsueki-gata, which claims that a person's blood group determines or predicts their personality type. Disappointing for a self-proclaimed 'science-based' organization. The Ottawa Skeptics, based in the nation's capital, appear to be taking some action."

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