[percy-l] Walker Percy quoted in today's NY Times: Gauging a Collider’s Odds of Creating a Black Hole
Eckert, Robert G SPC MIL USA FORSCOM
robert.g.eckert at us.army.mil
Sat Apr 19 11:25:51 EDT 2008
Makes me wonder what else is out there.
Just spent a week in the field with an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Destruction) battalion. They have enough to worry about already.
----- Original Message -----
From: Wade Riddick
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 20:28
Subject: Re: [percy-l] Walker Percy quoted in today's NY Times: Gauging a Collider’s Odds of Creating a Black Hole
To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion"
> I'm aware of one instance of self-censorship that occured in the
> wake of
> 9/11. A scientist working on explosives gave up research into
> aluminumnanopowders. The explosive potential of a substance
> increases according to
> the surface area it has to react with oxygen when it combusts. Using
> nanomachining techniques, it's theoretically possible to churn out
> a small
> amount of highly porous aluminum compounds with extremely high
> explosivepotential. It would be virtually impossible to detect by
> airport screeners.
> An archive of all list discussion is available at
> Visit the Walker Percy Project at http://www.ibiblio.org/wpercy
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