Monday, August 30, 2010

Scientists create 'dry water'

Some say this is 'weird'. In fact the water consists of tiny water droplets surrounded by a sandy silica coating. Useful for catalysis and maybe for absorbing carbon dioxide.

IMO: For some, the concept could certainly have a weird mental effect. The 'weirdness' is another phenomenon than simple disgust at normal press explanations of scientific discoveries and is far older than that. Interesting psychologically, but I will not go into details now. Mainly, however, people seem to be becoming inured - for good or bad - to such press headlines intended to become eye-catching. It seems to be becoming simply like the radio 'shock-jocks' which are seemingly used a a catharsis and for less worthy reasons by religious enthusiasts and other minor deviates from present norms in Western society.

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