Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16,2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

Cloaking device may make cell phone static vanish

“A new light-bending material has brought scientists one step closer to creating a cloaking device that could hide objects from sight.

Beyond possible military applications, it also might have a very practical use by making mobile communications clearer, they said on Thursday.”

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Volunteers give time to others in honor of civil-rights leader

“The alarm will buzz as usual Monday morning for some people who have the day off from work and school.

They are the volunteers who have decided that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the perfect opportunity to help others.”

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Death by Chocolate

“Now that another Christmas has come and gone, many of us will step on the bathroom scale to face the consequences of our indulgence. If our waistlines have expanded, it might be appropriate to expand our examination of conscience. Gluttony, the excessive indulgence in food and drink, is a sin we don’t hear much about anymore. Can you recall the last time you mentioned it during confession? For most of us gluttony is a venial sin. However just because we’re not as wedded to the pleasures of the table as Mr. Creosote from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, doesn’t mean we should consider ourselves immune.”

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