Aku Head writes: The faster-than-light neutrino results that were announced last September by the OPERA group appears to be a mistake caused by a loose cable. When the connection was tightened between the computer and the GPS receiver the 60 nanosecond discrepancy went away.
Aku Head writes: In the context of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, what if you could cover the overheating nuclear fuel with liquid aluminum? Aluminum is a good conductor of heat so that you could spray the aluminum with sea water to avoid melting. Would this solve the problems of decay heat and hydrogen generation? What if you alloyed the aluminum with neutron poisons such as hafnium or cadmium? Any other suggestions of something that you could cover the nuclear plant with to mitigate the problem?