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About xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.

Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time | Quanta Magazine

Say what? The Copenhagen Interpretation is a decade short of it’s centenary and one of it’s fundamental assumptions has been found to be wrong or incomplete. The idea that the changes from one Quantum state to another happen instantaneously has … Continue reading

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A tiny pharmacy is identifying big problems with common drugs, including Zantac

Top Stories | A tiny pharmacy is identifying big problems with common drugs, including Zantac Read the full story: https://wapo.st/2Nu2gzK As I read this story I found myself struck by the great idea that a pharmacy would actually spend the … Continue reading

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Stretching Conventional Wisdom Too Far

Today found me reading an article (https://phys.org/news/2019-10-giant-radio-galaxies-defies-conventional.html) about research into the far distant universe. In this case the research was “New research on giant radio galaxies defies conventional wisdom”. The article begins with this summation: Conventional wisdom tells us that … Continue reading

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Trump’s plans for housing

Trying to understand Trump can be confusing at best. He says on the one hand he’s there to help those left behind by the mess the ‘elites’ have made. On the other hand he’s filthy rich and most things his … Continue reading

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Wasps

We discovered this nest on the underside of a chair on our deck. Generally the markings on the wasps all looked like this. Not identical but very close in form. As if they’re all wearing the same team jerseys.

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Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds

I was just reading this article and these words struck me: an optical technique that takes just a few seconds to sculpt complex tissue shapes in a biocompatible hydrogel containing stem cells. The resulting tissue can then be vascularized by … Continue reading

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SENOLYTICS could be it.

Is saying goodbye to senescent cells a hello to rejuvenation? Continue reading

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