Cap'n Refsmmat, if you have any pressing column topics on science or technology you would like to write, I'm eager to read one.

Please see my comments on Opinion Columns for how I think the process could work.


DV 15:11, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Actually, I've done this already, but I'm waiting until I can see that people are reading it until I continue (the loopy thing is, it won't display any new articles I do until you view the page and then hit refresh. So if I continue with it, hit refresh when you go there.). Thanks for the interest. Cap'n Refsmmat 02:39, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

More ideas on main page layout


Please see Main_Page/Sandbox3 and Main_Page/WideSandbox3. They're a pair that link to each other via the monitor icons at the top of the navigation bar. Ilya has started a discussion on the wide version's talk page. — DV 08:51, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

article refresh


is known as "purge". See Wikinews:Water cooler to see it as a link. If there's an interest, I could write a template for a purge button which would work on any page - Amgine 22:50, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Why? Cap'n Refsmmat 00:07, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I have a colleague who studies aromatherapy...


If you ever want a source. - Amgine 22:20, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You noticed I updated today? Wow. Cap'n Refsmmat 22:25, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Had to run for a couple min.


I'm back in, but take a look? (in 180px column form)

Interesting new cancer detection method


Scientists have developed a new method for isolating individual cells and detecting if they're cancerous.

Using a gallium-aluminium-arsenide micro-sized laser, they illuminated individual cells. Based on the reflection that came back, they could figure out the location of each individual mitochondrion (a power-producing part cells). When cancer infects a cell, these mitochondria spread out from their original positions near the nucleus of the cell.

Based on the position of the mitochondria, it is possible to say if the cell is cancerous or not, and that is what this laser can do. Scientists hope to use the method during surgery to see if they have missed cancerous clumps, or even for early detection, as the laser can detect the signs of cancer long before symptoms.

This method promises to help during surgery, help with early detection of cancer, and much more.

Source: New Scientist (subscription required to read entire article