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This morning.

Via Reuters:

A contaminant found in a batch of Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Japan is believed to be a metallic particle, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, citing sources at the health ministry.

Japan yesterday suspended the use of 1.63 million doses shipped to 863 vaccination centres nationwide, more than a week after the domestic distributor, Takeda Pharmaceutical (4502.T), received reports of contaminants in some vials.

NHK, in a report published late on Thursday, cited ministry sources as saying the particle reacted to magnets and was therefore suspected to be a metal. Moderna has described it as “particulate matter” that did not pose a safety or efficacy issue.

That’s alright then.

Yesterday: Moderna Life Is Rubbish

Previously: Stuck On You

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From Ferro – an experimental series of images using ferrofluid and magnets on a range of backgrounds (including  CDs, metal foil and black plexiglass coated with oil, water, soap and, in the final image, caviare) by Copenhagen based artist Phillip Overbuary.

A reaction, in part, to the Photoshoppery and digital manipulation required of him in a previous job as a commercial photographer, he sez of it:

I wanted to do something people wouldn’t believe was actually real. Like a dream, or a psychedelic trip—but it actually happened and could be captured.





The Untethered Miniature Origami Robot, created by scientists at MIT is a 1.7cm square device powered by a neodymium magnet and four subsurface electromagnetic coils that allow the robot to assemble itself like an origami sculpture, walk, climb, carry objects twice its weight, swim in shallow water, burrow and dissolve in an acetone solution leaving nothing but the magnet behind.

The potential, according to the research team, is for medical nanobots capable of killing cancer cells or unclogging arteries.



Sure. You can squeeze it and squish it and make little sculptures out of it.

But put magnetic putty in the vicinity of a strong magnetic field and it will animate, oozing forwards to engulf the magnetised object.

This (admittedly speeded-up) video from PBS Studios and Shanks FX (a compilation of special effects from their recent film SCI-FLY) should leave you in no two minds about the existence of The Blob.

Where is your God now?

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