Monday, May 05, 2008

Fat Cells Forever

BBC NEWS | Health | Fat cell numbers 'set for life': "No amount of dieting will alter the number of fat-hoarding cells in our bodies, research has suggested.

Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden say that the number is set during adolescence and stays the same, regardless of obesity later in life...."

Record Catfish

Angler Releases Probable World Record Catfish
See the Pictures
posted January 23, 2008

A TWRA Fisheries Biologist recently distributed this e-mail to his counterparts across the state.

"Attached are a couple of photos of a monster blue catfish caught near Greenville, Mississippi by an elderly man who let the fish go after his wife took the pictures. The weight of the catfish is unknown, though some catfish anglers guessed it to be at least 150 pounds. It looks like 200 pounds to me. For sure it would have been a new world record."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

New Chip Type

BBC NEWS | Technology | Electronics' 'missing link' found: "Details of an entirely new kind of electronic device, which could make chips smaller and far more efficient, have been outlined by scientists.

The new components, described by scientists at Hewlett-Packard, are known as 'memristors'."...