Views: 389

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

No source given?  Not going to get worked up about this one. 

Might actually be for real.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/zombie-cells-sandia-nation...

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/43/17336.long

But to call these "zombie cells" is a bit of a misnomer. These are tissue derived cellular cultures - just as one would culture bacteria. The only difference is in the use of silicification. Silicification is akin to pouring concrete into a mould, then removing the frame and mould, leaving just the concrete. The cell is the mould, fill with silica - burn away cell, silica is left. It's not a "zombie cell" it's a silica cast of the original cell. The high performance noted is because silica is more durable than living tissue. The tissue just gave it a nice structurally sound shape on a very small scale.

We've used similar things with less durable substrates for a good long while without instigating a zombie apocalypse. 

so i clicked on that link and then my eyes strayed off into the side bar with other stories. one that caught my eye was the wendy's one hiding a message in the new logo. i click on it because i thought it was something bad and what does it say in the logo? something terrible... it says the word.... "mom." *GASP!* that is so news worthy!! I think i will contact this reporter and thank her/him for making me aware of such an unbelievably shocking hidden message wendy's has been sending us!

but seriously... that reporter who wrote that story should be fired or at least be scolded in some way for such a terrible, unimportant, boring article. WHO CARES!!

I have no idea what you are talking about. No such article in the sidebar appears for me. Nor is it relevant to the article I posted. But it's an online publication, stupid things will get published. It happens. 

 

The PNAS link is the actual science, if you are interested.

For some reason the movie "I Am Legend" comes to mind.

My thoughts are that I've been preparing for this moment since the 80's when I first saw "Dawn of the Dead". :D

 

Honestly though, the things we do in labs and other scientific facilities these days are frightening and wondrous!

RSS

Latest Activity

Regular Joe replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"And I'd say that "accommodation" in most accommodation policies is short form of "reasonable accommodation".  (At least that's how it works up here.) If we consider this a request for accommodation, up here it…"
5 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"I'm with Jack on this one.  "
6 minutes ago
Shane replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"Both the Harvard Review article OP posted and the Philly law article Milo posted show a growing trend amongst universities to combine complaints, investigations, and judicial system under one office (republic FTW) with directives from the DoJ/ED to…"
37 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"Partly Shane, but I think the main issue is whether a university either public or private can arbitrarily punish someone innocent of crime or restrict their rights that they have not agreed should or could be restricted.  Even if the university…"
48 minutes ago
Gnostic Bishop replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"Penelope An all knowing God would know the results of any and all testing before doing it. Those who believes God tests has him setting up situations and that annuls free will. It also makes mad a make work project for a God who tests while…"
49 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"And I was asking about the apparent growing trend in which neither  you, nor the article can show as a trend. Do you know what a trend means?"
54 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"You're suggesting a written policy that allows women to restrict men that remind them of somebody that makes them uncomfortable?  Because she's uncomfortable.  And letting her be uncomfortable is unkind.  And her discomfort…"
54 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"A. Yes we give to charity, we let people go ahead of us in line.  And still the world can be brutish and nasty.  However, whatever we give up or give to charity is voluntary not some arbitrary judgement by a non-legal body applied to some…"
55 minutes ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service