H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission

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TweetYumOne strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. …One […]

Boston Marathon Bombing: The Suspects

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TweetYum Three young people are dead as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombing that happened at 2:50 pm (EDT) near the finish-line on Boylston Street, April 15, 2013. 17 people are in critical condition, with over 170 injured. We are waiting for police and other authorities to release images or videos of the suspect […]

New lighter-than-air material may be Holy Grail for batteries

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TweetYumGerman scientists have almost accidently created the world’s lightest material. A cubic centimetre of aerographite weighs just two ten-thousandths of a gram, six times lighter than air and 75 times lighter than Styrofoam. “You can hold it,” Dr. Rainer Adelung told the Star. “Although it has almost no gravity.” Adelung and other scientists at the […]

As Assange awaits asylum answer, US demands separate extradition from Sweden

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TweetYumShareThis As Assange awaits asylum answer, US demands separate extradition from Sweden 29 Jun 2012 While the  future of Julian Assange remains unknown to just about everyone – including Swedish prosecutors demanding his extradition, American investigators asking questions about his role with WikiLeaks, his family in Australia and the government of Ecuador where he is […]

Fighter Jets In Skies Over Chicago On Friday Morning Before NATO Summit

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TweetYumShareThis Fighter Jets In Skies Over Chicago On Friday Morning Before NATO Summit –Military jets have been authorized to shoot down any aircraft that violates secure airspace over Chicago. 17 May 2012 U.S. fighter jets will be actively flying over Chicago on Friday as part of a security drill in the days before the NATO […]