In 1961, William Fairbank and Bascomb Deaver experimentally verified that magnetic flux can be quantized. This week I read an excellent paper on the history of the experiment. For those who aren't close to a library with access to the journal, (and for my own notes), here are a few of the highlights. For more info on the Fairbank/Deaver experiment see .The Other ExperimentThe first interesting thing you should know is that there was a similar experiment
Rennie Sparks in The New York Times: I have a lot of notebooks full of scribbles. They often don’t lead to anything, but sometimes, on lucky days, the scribbles begin to connect into a mystery that I can not look...
Well, I guess this could be good news or bad news or both. The FDA has sniffed the winds of microbiome studies and decided that it wants some more regulation on fecal transplants (aka fecal bacteriotherapy). See for example Fecal Transplant: FDA Wants Regulation. Fecal transplants are spreading like crazy these days and every where I go in real life and online I hear and see more about them. For more on fecal transplants see some of my previous posts such […]