Research Fodder October 24, 2012

  • Flex LED – Invisible Mercedes – YouTube
    How to defeat drones, Step 2
  • Gloria Ramirez – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    “[S]aw an oily sheen covering Ramirez’s body, and some noticed a fruity, garlic-like odor that they thought was coming from her mouth. A registered nurse named Susan Kane attempted to draw blood from Ramirez’s arm, and noticed an ammonia like smell coming from the tube.

    She passed the syringe to Julie Gorchynski, a medical resident who noticed manila-colored particles floating in the blood. At this point, Kane fainted and was removed from the room. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Gorchynski began to feel nauseated. Complaining that she was light-headed, she left the trauma room and sat at a nurse’s desk. A staff member asked her if she was okay, but before she could respond she also fainted. Maureen Welch, a respiratory therapist who was assisting in the trauma room was the third to pass out. The staff was then ordered to evacuate all emergency room patients to the parking lot outside the hospital.”

  • Egg freezing changing fertility treatments –
    “She went online to a new website that sells frozen donor eggs flown in from other cities. She was pleased to find a much wider selection than with fresh eggs — dozens of choices instead of one or two — and for about $11,000 less.”
  • Creepily realistic robot can hold conversations and answer questions – YouTube