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So What Do You Get If You Put a Jellyfish in a Blender?
Putting thousands of jellyfish in a blender to make a smoothie sounds like the start of bad joke. But in fact it's the new rage in solar power! Scientists say by liquidizing the humble Aequorea Victoria-- a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish commonly found off the western coast of North America-- they can use the green fluorescent protein (GFP) it contains to create miniature fuel cells. And these mini-fuel cells can be used to power microscopic "nanodevices" that could operate independently inside the human body, helping reverse blindness or fight tumors. Or so say the creators. Zackary Chiragwandi at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden says he has developed a method of generating power at a nano-level by administration a droplet of jellyfish-type GFP onto aluminum electrodes and exposing it to ultraviolet light. And if you're a die-hard animal lover chill out! Thanks to modern breakthroughs allowing scientists to grow their own green fluorescent protein using bacteria -- the unsuspecting sea creatures are no longer on the milkshake menu. (CNN)
 
 
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
THE BUZZ:  Otter gives Idaho retailers 10 days' notice: Idaho will ban Spice on Oct. 15 - Election 2010: Deep cuts to schools dominate Superintendent debate
EVENTS
Trailing of the Sheep – Ketchum – this w/e
Columbus Day Monday, October 11th
 
Daylight Savings ends Halloween Sunday Oct 31st.
 
2010 Scarecrow Stroll & Contest – Idaho Botanical Garden
 
For more detail see Interactive Calendar link        
 
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 
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Current
$2.958
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Yesterday
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Year Ago
$2.655
$2.803
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DOW CLOSE Tuesday

10,944.72
Data as of Oct 05
 +193.45 

 
POWERBALL
Wednesday’s  jackpot $ 60 Million
13 44 51 52 55 PB 30 last numbers drawn
MEGA-Millions – $ 51 million Friday
Hot Lotto –  8.4 Million
 
 
Entertainment ON TV   The little kids of ``South Park'' are back.
     As ``South Park'' returns to Comedy Central for more new episodes, Cartman has figured out what he wants to be when he grows up: a NASCAR racer. And, he wants to start now. So, Butters becomes his pit-crew boss.
     Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin have created a reality-show sitcom from their life as a long-time married couple. ``Harry Loves Lisa'' debuts tonight on TV Land.
 
More on the TV tonight link. 
CONCERTS 
Australian Pink Floyd – Eagle River pavilion - Friday
Mavis Staples – Egyptian – Nov            2
Cirque du Soleil - Alegria:
12 performance Nov. 4th – 7th.
Taco Bell Arena
 
Tops at the Box office
 
1.       The Social Network
2.      Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
3.      Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
4.      The Town
5.      Easy A
 
 
 READER BOARD-Hardcover Fiction       
Top 3
1. FREEDOM, by Jonathan Franzen
2. SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks
3. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson
Non-Fiction  1. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others
Advice-.  1. THE POWER, by Rhonda Byrne. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman
Sports   Boise State hosts Toledo Saturday
Environment
SUNRISE 7:48           SUNSET 7:17
Yesterday’s Hi- 66 Today’s 69
 
Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition
Green  48    Outdoor burning allowed

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