Friday, September 14, 2007
- I hate to say "I told you so," but it sounds as though there is evidence that implanted RFID chips may be linked to the development of cancerous tumors, at least in animals. Some counter that the glass-encased RFID implants are merely passive devices, and do not emit energy or signals unless triggered by a proximate RFID reader device. My take: 1) is it possible that there is enough electromagnetic energy in the ambient atmosphere to cause the copper coil antennas in these devices to emit some "signal" even in the absence of a trigger from an RFID reader - which may be a yet-unknown health hazard? 2) What if the implanted glass capsules themselves may be causing the tumors? Stay tuned; the jury's not in yet on this one.
- Too cute for words: the Ukrainian melon-eating kitten [via Neatorama]
- Art, or dinner? Girls With Meat Hair, an art installation by Julia Kissina
- Not your typical NPR story: woman claims to have found the Chupacabra
- The "I Am Legend" Archive - Richard Matheson's story inspired the schlocky 1971 Charlton Heston cult hit, the "The Omega Man," which I once saw on TV when I was around five or so...I used to get that film confused with another one that featured cannibalistic, pasty-faced pyrophobic night dwellers - "The Time Machine." Yay for cult movies!
- CourtTV News: Bald Man Caught Running Away From Pharmacy With Hair-Loss Products
- What can happen if you place metal objects in the vicinity of an MRI machine? Bad things, very bad things that are fun to watch. [Google Video]
- Selling Chicago: Your Ad on Everything in the City, thanks to Mayor Daley? Could we at least get some CTA money out of it, huh?
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