The miscellaneous ramblings and thoughts of Dan G. Switzer, II

Vaccine For Asthma?

Millions of asthmatics and hay fever sufferers could be spared the misery of severe attacks by a new vaccine, which has been successfully tested on people with an allergy to cats.

Scientists claim SARS breakthrough

A team of scientists from Canada says it has cracked the genetic code of the virus which is suspected of causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

You've Got To Be Kidding... A Space Elevator?

Ok, it must be science day today. I found a link to this article and just found it too strange not to post. Personally, I think this is ridiculous, but I'm sure people thought the idea of "an electronic buggy" was ludicrous too.

...the space elevator is a cable with one end attached to the Earth and the other end roughly 100,000 kilometers out in space. Standing on the Earth at the base of this "beanstalk " it would look unusual but simple, a cable attached to the ground and going straight up out of sight.

Black Holes and Space Travel

A new paper by University of Utah physicist Lior Burko, building on earlier work, raises the possibility that black holes may not annihilate everything, and that the potential for hyperspace travel is still open.

Global Warming Overrated?

Claims that man-made pollution is causing "unprecedented" global warming have been seriously undermined by new research which shows that the Earth was warmer during the Middle Ages.

Well I believe we have to be conscious on how we treat the enviroment, I've also found it odd how we people thought we an accurate view of weather patterns to declare we were causing the "Global Warming" pattern. We've only had reliable recorded weather data for the past 90 years or so (and you could debate that it's even that long.) Any real data analyst would tell you that that's nowhere near long enough data to accurately report a trend. The bottom line is we don't really know enough about weather patterns to acculate perdict what's going on.