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Fake Blood – Diplo & Friends radio show BBC 1 xtra mix (DJ Mix)

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A banging mix from the wiseguy himself Fake Blood which aired on the Diplo & Friends mix show on BBC 1 xtra and after yesterdays funky jazz mix i thought i’d put the 4 to the floor and really kick Tuesday in to the middle of the week. Enjoy!

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Now this would make my life a lot easier

Now this is interesting, certainly for me anyway as i have diabetes.  Researchers from the Draper Laboratory have started looking into the possibility of creating a tattoo like device which will be able to detect the Glucose levels in a person and change colour accordingly. This would be an amazing invention as i have to prick myself for blood every time i eat to check my Glucose levels. Being able to stop doing this and just look at my arm would be fantastic. draper Laboratory had to say:

“When embedded into skin – similar to a tattoo – these nanosensors can detect and signal changes in blood glucose. Fluorescence is used due to increased sensitivity over color changes that can be viewed with the naked eye…

This concept offers the potential to enable a diabetic to monitor blood sugar without pain, and could be applied to spot other conditions such as depleted levels of sodium, potassium, and chloride, which could be used to catch signs of dehydration in athletes and troops.”

If any of the scientists from the Draper Laboratory are reading this, stop it and get back to work you lazy so and so’s.

Read the full story here.

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Baptism of Blood!

I have to say I’m quite enjoying this book review bit. Usually i’ll just finish a book and then pick up another one straight away but this allows a little more thought about what i’ve just read. As you can see from the cover this cost the princely sum of £1 – and was a pound well spent in my view.

I have just finished Baptism of Blood by K.N Kostov and thought it was a pretty reasonable read. The story involves a disgraced Colonel who is called on to defend Moscow from the invading Nazi’s by taking a punishment battalion (made up of men who had been in prison/gulag that  ‘volunteered’ for the battalion. These were mainly pimps, murderers, traitors and general bad lads) and defending some key positions near the Volga river. You can only imagine the hell that would have been the Russian front during the freezing winter of 1941 with the might of the German Army continaully providing the soundtrack of artillery shells and machine gun fire. It’s an action packed story with a couple of notable characters – all of whom are a bit messed up. You just know that some of them are going to die in particularly nasty ways but i suppose that’s half the fun of a fiction book about war. They fight, freeze, loot and die in what must have been largely intolerable conditions but they are a rough ragtag bunch and get on with the job at hand (after considerable threats).  I think the blurb on the back sums it up pretty well…

7/10

FRONT COVER

BACK COVER

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