Saturday, October 6, 2007


Scientists believe they have found the cause of type 2 Diabetes: an enzyme that blocks insulin production. There is now hope for a treatment that restores proper function to the pancreas, not just proper levels of insulin to the body.

By layering plastic polymers and nanosheets in a style similar to mother-of-pearl shells, they have made a transparent plastic that is as strong as steel. They wanted to call it plastic steel (but it doesn't have the stretchiness that would imply), but I want to call it Transparent Aluminum.

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