Gongol.com Archives: October 2009
Brian Gongol

October 15, 2009

Health Transplant recipient dies after getting smoker's lungs
A good example of why we desperately need to advance the development of bio-engineered organs

Agriculture Bill Gates invests $120 million in better agriculture
For as much as Gates was (rightly or wrongly) demonized for how he built Microsoft, he has shown a shrewdness in his approach to solving the world's problems that is most likely unmatched by anyone else alive today

Computers and the Internet Age-progression software turns out to be pretty good
Age-progressed photos of Jaycee Dugard, who went missing for 18 years, turn out to look almost exactly like her today. Let's hear it for useful software.

News Text message thwarts kidnapping

Aviation News Colorado 6-year-old disappears in family's experimental hot-air balloon
It looks like a flying saucer, and it could be headed into the airspace around Denver International Airport, which would be very dangerous for all parties involved. One can only hope the kid will be safe.

Water News The world's largest rail yard had a chlorine accident earlier this month