Chinese Manufacturers to Stop Usingn Anti-Freeze in Toothpaste – Reuters has a report that, “Shanghai White Cat Shareholding Co. Ltd, maker of “MAXAM” toothpaste, said in a statement the company stopped using diethylene glycol, or DEG, in all products on May 21. The statement said DEG, a thickening agent used in antifreeze, was commonly used in toothpaste. “Tests indicate that a low level of DEG does not threaten health,” the company was quoted as saying.
I guess small enough doses of anything can be tolerated by most people…doesn’t mean I care consume it.
Jet Engine Tested at 10 Times The Speed of Sound – Scientific American is reporting an experimental jet engine has been successfully tested at speeds of up to 11,000 km (6,835 miles) per hour, or 10 times the speed of sound, during trials in Australia’s outback, defense scientists said on Friday. This is a joint project by the U.S. Defense Dept.’s DARPA and the Australian Defense Ministry.
Give U.S. Airways a couple of those engines and they might finally be able to get me to Charlotte in time to make my connection to Tampa.