* Posts by Vladimir Tax

2 posts • joined 11 Sep 2008

Asus sidesteps tablets, debuts e-reader-cum-jotter

Vladimir Tax

camera makes sense

the camera is present most likely not because "Asus can put one in" but for tasks such as making a copy of a document


'Water bears' survive in outer space

Vladimir Tax

nothing new

Anabiosis in Tardigrada has been know for quite a while and the creature has been to open space before. Either this is a new experiment or your reporter has "discovered America".

It is an extremely interesting being. The creatures can fill their cells with trehalose, a saccharide, which conserves them like a mummy. It is known to have survived a bath in liquid helium, boiling water, anaerobic conditions, extreme radiation etc.

An alien, because God knows where they have come from.



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