Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Photo Synthesis …

… isn’t just for plants anymore. It’s a new blog here at the Blorg, a Scienceblogs Dot Com production.

The internet is home to a wealth of captivating science images, from the many microscopic components of a cell to the remote corners of the universe captured by Hubble. On Photo Synthesis, we aim to bring you the best of what’s out there. Every month we will feature the work of a different photoblogger, exposing worlds both small and large, familiar and exotic. We will let the power of the lens take us where we ourselves are not able to go.

Photo Synthesis presents its first photo-scientist blogger guy, Alex Wild, HERE. Enjoy!

The First Pacemaker

I heard an interesting story today from someone involved in heart surgery research, a story about the first battery powered pacemaker to be used on a human. I don’t know if any aspect of this is apocryphal or not, but I can tell you that the source is pretty reliable, and parts of this story are widely repeated on the Intertubes, so they must be true.
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Pirate Update

Negotiations are continuing for the release of an American captain held by Somali pirates in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa.

He was taken from cargo ship Maersk Alabama after it was briefly seized by pirates a day earlier.

A US warship on anti-pirate patrol in the high-risk area sailed to the ship.

It remains unclear what the pirates want, but maritime sources say it could be a ransom or compensation for their boat which sank during the attack. …

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