aminorex writes: Andrea Rossi's Italian patent on the Energy Catalyzer issued on April 6th. The best explanation of the underlying physics is a theory of Widom and Larsen. Given the fuel consumption rates reported from public demonstrations, global annual nickel production would suffice to fuel global annual energy consumption, without affluent, carbon emission, or radioactive waste (with 100 years of present reserves). It seems media shyness from the 1989 cold fusion debacle has managed to keep coverage below radar levels outside of Italy. Will the operation of a 1MW plant in Xanthi, Greece, scheduled for October be enough to overcome the giggle factor, and unleash a truly disruptive energy technology?
aminorex writes: Enbrel (etanercept) has been immediately, markedly, and consistently effective in all Alzheimer's patients, according to a report in Science Daily. The original research article is available online at the Journal of Neuroinflammation web site. "We can see cognitive and behavioral improvement in a patient with established dementia within minutes of therapeutic intervention" comments one Journal editor.
aminorex writes: A vast number of/.'ers, including myself, want to know: Now that we've got these screaming 64-bit laptops, why can't we buy RAM to use the larger address space? When can we expect to be able to buy it? How long will it be before large memories (2GB sticks) achieve commodity volume pricing? If you have insight from the inside of the DRAM industry, please share, so that we know when we can start breathing again.