Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One Carbon Molecule At A Time

Santa Uses Fullerenes

Space Age Santa
Larry Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, said his research has established that Santa does not, as commonly thought, carry enough presents for each child in his sleigh.

"We believe that he uses nanotechnology to grow the presents under the tree with soot, candy, other types of natural materials. He puts them under the tree and actually grows the presents, wrapping and all."

So...Even Santa is ahead of America in Fullerene manufacturing technology!

I keep sending e-mails to Researchers and the Obama transition team. So far, my fullerene suggestions have reached the level of "Intense Debate", in the public forum. I guess that's something.

The Obama-Biden transition team has invited me to organize a local, healthcare, community discussion group, but I am not getting through to the commerce/economy/environment people, yet. Maybe I can get further attention if I do this healthcare thing. We shall see.

To read my posts about Fullerenes, type "fullerene" in the blog search box.

What a Difference a Day Made

A dusting of snow at Shasta Dam. 12/15/08

Dusting of snow along Dam road. 12/15/08
Winter is trying to make it's way to Redding. The surrounding hills and mountains are beginning to accumulate snow, and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Wow, that's quite a light display!
What? You didn't click on the little snowman?
If you do, you will see just the oppposite of this...

"Yes dear, I put up the decorations."

Down The Hillside

Berry bushes and snow help hide the trailer trash, trash.
While taking pictures of the berry bushes along the dam road I found the spoor of the agressive ignorant anti-environmentalists.
"Build it, and they will throw it away."

Virgin Spaceport in New Mexico

Spaceport America approved by FAA

New Mexico's Spaceport America, the anticipated home base for Virgin Galactic's suborbital space tourism operation.
The 16,600-acre stretch of ranchland is located 40 miles north of Las Cruces, N.M., and 30 miles southeast of Truth or Consequences, in Sierra County.
I have fond memories of Las Cruces. Between 1960 and 1975, I must have traveled through that town at least 50 times. It's on the well worn path between Texas and California. Dad had a new tire put on there once, and the wheel fell off about 5 miles out of town. I guess the trainee at the tire store hadn't got to the tighten the lug nuts lesson, yet.

Great Snakes Alive!

Bright green pit/viper

BANGKOK (AFP) – Scientists have discovered more than 1,000 species in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region in the past decade, including a spider as big as a dinner plate, the World Wildlife Fund said Monday.

The species were all found in the rainforests and wetlands along the Mekong River.

Todays Relatively Appropriate Song;
The Snake -Al Wilson

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."


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