Biochemists and molecular biologists use a technique called electrophoresis to separate and analyze proteins and nucleic acids (DNA, RNA). One of the newly redesigned electrophoresis units (“Ruby”) appears to be inspired by the iMac styling, according to MacCentral reader George Gerton. See what you think by cruising on over to the
product’s Web site.
Meanwhile, the woman who has stopped light, Lene Hau, was interviewed on CNN news last Saturday. She was sitting and working at a PowerBook, said Tom Dillon.
“Why is it that I notice so many brilliant scientists using Macs for their personal computers, why does the Lawrence Livermore & Berkeley Labs buy millions of dollars worth of Macs?” he added. “Incidentally think about the ramifications of storing data on light waves that can be stopped and started at the speed of light. Rather than today’s slow mechanical magnetic storage of digital data, info will be able to be retrieved at the speed of light.”
Finally, George Providakes says to check out this Mac-based site,
the Orphanage. The Orphanage is a “next-wave production company” dedicated to producing digital entertainment for theatrical release, broadcast, and the Web.
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