A model for industry analysis here
I’ve just sent a message to government leaders urging a strong ban on cluster bombs. I hope you’ll join me. Here’s the link: here…
And here’s more info from Avaaz.org:
Final negotiations are underway right now in Dublin, Ireland on a treaty to ban cluster bombs — but its outcome is in danger.
Cluster munitions don’t just kill during war–they scatter small, unexploded “bomblets” on the ground. When children pick them up, they are often maimed or killed. Most governments agree that they should be banned–but many are now trying to weaken the proposed treaty with loopholes, exemptions, and delays.
Negotiations end this Thursday. If enough of us raise our voices, we can drown out the arms manufacturers and convince our governments to do the right thing. Click below to send a message, and then forward this email to friends and family: ban cluster munitions.
The overall message of the article in the latest ‘Choice’ magazine, May 2008 “Spotlight on glucosamine”, is that glucosamine doesn’t work for osteoarthritis and has a ‘placebo effect’ only (a positive reaction to a dummy pill induced by a belief that it is the real thing). But wait, there’s more! more
The numbers are mind blowing and I found the art really interesting… here
What the + in an international telephone number stands for – the code to dial out of the country one is in. More good data here: more
Google has overtaken Yahoo to become the number-one network of sites on the web. more
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a device that lets a standard digital camera take pictures with a resolution of 1-gigapixel (1,000-megapixels). more
A team of electrical engineers has been awarded a US$4.3 million grant for their research into laser information streams. more
Technologists at Fujitsu Siemens Computers are predicting that the computing power within a PC will have increased a million-fold in 25 years time. more
Two new solar cell designs are using light-directing nanomaterials to develop thin-film solar cells with record-breaking conversion efficiencies. more