ketan324 writes: Since the start of the Beijing Olympics, there has been lots of talks regarding 'Techno Doping'; specifically targeting at Speedo's brand new suit the "Speedo LZR swimsuit". Since the release of the suit in February of this year, swimmers wearing the suit in competitions broke 21 world records. Almost every swim event in the Olympics is record breaking. Analysts keep arguing that this is a form for doping by technology. Counter points are that this suit is accessible to everyone, and obviously it has no damaging effects to the body. In reality the argument doesn't end here either, it can be taking across almost any sport: Tennis Rackets, Golf Clubs and balls, Basketball shoes, etc. So the question is the argument of techno doping valid? Or should everyone just shut up and watch the game?
from the series-of-tubes dept.
iandoh writes "A team of scientists at Stanford University has tracked the movement of carbon nanotubes through the digestive systems of mice. They've determined that the nanotubes do not exhibit any toxicity in the mice, and are safely expelled after delivering their payload. As a result, the study paves the way toward future applications of nanotubes in the treatment of illnesses. Previous research by the same team demonstrated that nanotubes can be used to fight cancer. The nanotubes do this in two ways. One method involves shining laser light on the nanotubes, which generates heat to destroy cancer cells. Another method involves attaching medicine to the nanotubes, which are able to accurately 'find' cancerous cells without impacting healthy cells."
sn4265 writes: I'm curious about what other readers think about Apple continuing to embrace their closed platform model. Sure Apple makes a profit on the hardware side and would potentially lose some of this revenue, but what about the upside? I believe the estimate right now is that Apple has about 3% of the desktop OS market with Mac OS X. Microsoft on the other hand dominates this market, and yet Vista the most recent offering from Microsoft has been met with horrible feedback and acceptance in many areas. Wouldn't this be the golden opportunity for Apple to release a version of OS X for general population to buy and installation on commodity PC hardware? I could see Apple easily tripling or more their desktop market share in the first year, and along with users will come even more developers and applications. I know that I would be in line to buy it the day it went on sale.