Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Scientists take another step toward making the highly desired “invisibility cloak,” by masking objects in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hey hover-board scientists, the Newscripts gang would now like an update on YOUR progress. [BBC News]
U.K. chemists develop first magnetic soap. Newscripts gang wonder what happens if you wash with it and then go use the NMR. [PopSci]
Retired chemist (of course) figures out how to make hooch taste like high-end whiskey. [Gizmodo]
Attention Wine Spectator writers: Be prepared to add “with hints of meteorite” to your wine descriptions. [io9]
And in a final shot of alcohol-tinged news, mad scientist and cocktail whiz Dave Arnold opens his own bar. Get your cocktails fresh from the rotovap in NYC at Booker & Dax (2nd Ave. and 13th St.) [NY Post]
Who knew that tree rings could compose a musical score? Watch out John Williams, your job might be in jeopardy. [Gizmodo]