Nov 4, 2010
- A380 engine failure – Qantas flight 32 en route to Sydney, Australia, forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failure. Qantas has grounded all of its Airbus A380 “superjumobo” fleet as a result. There are 20 other A380s around the globe that have the same Rolls Royce engines as Qantas flight 32.
- Rosalind Franklin and DNA: How wronged was she? – Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology in 1962 for this work, four years after Franklin’s death of ovarian cancer, possibly induced by her work with x-rays. But, shouldn’t Franklin’s work be given more credit than it has ever received. The debate goes on. To my mind, Wilkins let the crystallograph into W-C’s hands because they all suspected Pauling was on to the structure of DNA and Franklin was being too slow and cautious in making her pronouncements on it. As it turned out Pauling hadn’t come up with the correct structure anyway.