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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Solid Liquids 

Australian researchers and artists should team up with Jesus. The latter is supposed to be able to turn water into wine, and the former is turning wine into dresses. This is really a pretty cool project - they're using the cellulose film produced when wine sours to make seamless dresses, and possibly someday ones that can actually be worn.

Speaking of liquids and things you have to be drunk to understand, physicists have found that the universe appears to be what they call a "string-net liquid." That is, that the electrons and whatnot we're used to considering as fairly basic particles are actually just the 'ends' of strings, that move about all over the place like noodles in soup. This sounds incredibly cool, and herbertsmithite is a pretty cool name for a new state of matter, but I still don't really get what it all means.

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