I’ll take the blame.
In surprising North Korean political news, Kim Jong Il gets 100% of the vote from 100% of the population in elections
North Korea is democratic, that’s why they call it the Democratic Republic of Korea, duh. And to show its democratic side, North Korea recently held elections, in which 100% of the population voted 100% for Kim Jong Il, who had no opposition, but why would he? He’s obviously the holy chosen leader for life.
300: Rise Of An Empire is in theatres now, much to the excitement of fans of slow motion and gratuitous violence. This prequel/companion story/sequel shows more of Xerxes attempt at conquering Greece. The original was a pretty unique film, so how does this one do? Does it fill the big shoes of the original, or should it be covered in tar and set ablaze?
Haven’t seen it yet.
Physicists in Germany and the US developed an entirely new kind of particle that doesn’t exist in nature, called a dropleton.
Writing in the journal Nature, they said it behaves a bit like a liquid droplet and described it as a quasiparticle — an amalgamation of smaller types of particles.
The discovery, they added, could be useful in the development of nanotechnology, including the design of optoelectronic devices. These include things like the semiconductor lasers used in Blu-ray disc players.
The microscopic quantum droplet does not dawdle. In the physicists’ experiments using an ultra-fast laser emitting about 100 million pulses per second, the quantum droplet appeared for only about 2.5 billionths of a second.