The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

July 28, 2005

visit to an imaginary museum of the real
i wanted to know what was under her iron skirt her bronze stockings
panties patina always wanted to know always wanted to penetrate
my name is diaghilev i get to fuck ballet
my name is nikuko i get to play wherever i want now i want you
(but i will cover you up)
(but i will point you out)
hello, we are modern sculpture, we are watching everything
my name is tiny baby, i am teething ring, i am watching everything too


- it should be eve0.mp4 - apologies - alan

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:38:54 -0500
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Subject: @Times: Top 10 Articles From the Past 2 Weeks

@TIMES - Inside
Thursday, July 28, 2005

* 10 Most Read Articles From the Past 2 Weeks
* Arts: Lollapalooza Journal
* Movies: Through the Director's Eyes
* Travel: Weekend Getaways


* 10 Most Read Articles From the Past 2 Weeks

Here are the 10 Most Read Articles on from the
past two weeks (as of 11 a.m. ET, July 27).

1) Rove Reportedly Held Phone Talk on C.I.A. Officer
15, 2005
Karl Rove spoke with the columnist Robert D. Novak as he was
preparing an article that identified an undercover C.I.A.

2) How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE, Published: July 17, 2005
Costco Wholesale, the nation's fifth-largest retailer, pays
its workers 42 percent more on average than its closest
rival, Sam's Club.

3) Britain Says Man Killed by Police Had No Tie to Bombings
By ALAN COWELL and DON VAN NATTA Jr., Published: July 24,
The man was identified by police as a 27-year-old Brazilian,
described by officers as an electrician on his way to work.

4) Frank Rich: Eight Days in July
Published: July 24, 2005
The agenda of President Bush's rushed Supreme Court
nomination -- to change the subject in Washington -- could
not have been more naked.

5) Frank Rich: Follow the Uranium
Published: July 17, 2005
We shouldn't get hung up on Karl Rove - or on most of the
other supposed leading figures in the leak scandal thus far.

6) Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for
July 21, 2005
John G. Roberts is a Harvard-trained, Republican lawyer-
turned-judge, with a punctilious, pragmatic view of the law.

7) Paul Krugman: Karl Rove's America
Published: July 15, 2005
President Bush's adviser understood long before the rest of
us that facts are irrelevant.

8) For Two Aides in Leak Case, 2nd Issue Rises
By DAVID JOHNSTON, Published: July 22, 2005
In July 2003, Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby Jr. were working
closely together to ascertain the truth of an Iraq-Africa

9) Harry Potter Works His Magic Again in a Far Darker Tale
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI, Published: July 16, 2005
The sixth book is the darkest and most unsettling novel in
the series.

10) Maureen Dowd: A Woman Who Found a Way to Write
Published: July 24, 2005

Besides raising five kids in high heels, my mom wrote with a
prolific verve that would have impressed one of her idols,
Abigail Adams.


* Arts: Lollapalooza Journal

Read Jon Pareles's Web journal, see photos and listen to
audio clips from last weekend's indie rock festival in


* Movies: Through the Director's Eyes

What is it like to direct an action movie? Michael Bay,
director of "The Island," describes his approach to directing
a scene, with exclusive storyboards and video.

* Read A. O. Scott's review of "The Island"

* Find movie showtimes in your area.


* Travel: Weekend Getaways

It's not too late to plan a summer weekend away.$0491Dl44V0m012000mmHxdmHWc

Plan what to see, eat and do on your trip to:
- Martha's Vineyard

- Bermuda

- Paris

- Toronto

- Napa Valley


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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:58:28 -0400
To: sondheim@PANIX.COM
Subject: Physics News Update 739

The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Physics News
Number 739  July 28, 2005  by Phillip F. Schewe, Ben Stein

NEW SPINTRONIC SPEED RECORD. Spintronics is the science devoted to
gaining greater control over digital information processing by
exploiting electron spin along with electron
charge in microcircuits.  One drawback to implementing a scheme of
magnetic-based memory cells for computers has been the relatively
slower speed of spin transistors.  Hans Schumacher of the
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunscheig, Germany, has now
devised the fastest yet magnetic version of a random access memory
(MRAM) cell, one that switches at a rate of 2 GHz, as good as or
better than the fastest non-magnetic semiconductor memories.  The
MRAM architecture is a sandwich, consisting of two magnetic layers,
with a tunneling layer in between.  When the magnetic layers are
aligned (their spin orientation is the same) resistance in the cell
is low; when they are counter-aligned resistance is high.  These two
conditions establish the binary 1 or 0 states.  The speed of writing
or reading data to and from the cells has, for MRAMs, been limited
to cycle times of 100 MHz by magnetic excitations in the layers.
This problem has now been overcome, according to Hans Schumacher
(, through a novel approach referred to as
ballistic bit addressing.  In the case of the new MRAM architecture,
the influence of magnetic excitations is eliminated through the use
of very short (500 picosecond)
current pulses for carrying out the write operation and that even a
bit whose value will remain the same undergoes a complete 360-degree
precession, whereas a change of status (say, from a 0 to a 1) will
be achieved by pivoting the magnetic status of the cell through 180
degrees. The 2-GHz switching speed (the rate at which writing can be
accomplished) is faster than static RAM (or SRAM) memories,
currently the fastest memories, can accomplish.  Furthermore, the
magnetic memories are non-volatile, which means that the status of
the memory does not disappear
if the computer is shut down.  (Schumacher, Applied Physics Letters,
25 July 2005; and Journal of Applied Physics, August 1; general MRAM
website at

studied how the transition from liquid to gas and back again slows
down in a weightless environment and how an artificial form of
gravity can be simulated using high-speed vibration of the sample.
This work has implications for work in space, where fluids don't
behave the way they do on the ground.. Past studies have shown that
vibrating an astronauts' legs and feet help to prevent muscle decay
or bone decalcification. Daniel Beysens, a researcher at the
Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA, and his
colleagues study this problem at the much more basic level of
individual bubbles and droplets, and what happens to them when you
add or subtract the effects of gravity.
Movement between liquid and vapor states is aided by buoyancy:
bubbles rise and droplets fall. But without gravity these actions
cease and liquids condense only by the haphazard and slower process
of collision between droplets or bubbles. In the new experiment a
20-cubic-millimeter sample of liquid/gaseous hydrogen was levitated
in a strong magnetic field; the field grabs onto the magnetic
moments of the H2 molecules, helping to suspend them. This
essentially creates an artificial weightlessness (only about 1% of
Earth's gravity remains) and this allows one to see how capillary
forces and "wetting" (the process by which a liquid layer builds up
on a surface) are dominant in a freefall environment. Then some of
the effects of gravity are artificially added back in, this time in
the form of high-speed but low-amplitude vibrations. The vibrations
cause motion in the fluid, which induces effects that resemble
gravity. Bubbles and droplets go "up" and "down" again when the
vibration is turned on. As far as simulating gravity, vibrations
seem to work (Beysens et al., Physical Review Letters, 15 July 2005)

GEONEUTRINOS DETECTED.  Neutrinos have very little mass and interact
but rarely, but are made in large numbers inside the sun as a
byproduct of  fusion reactions.  They are also routinely made in
nuclear reactors and in cosmic ray showers.   Terrestrial detectors
(usually located  underground to reduce the confusing presence of
cosmic rays) have previously recorded these various kinds of nu's.
Now, a new era in neutrino physics has opened up with the detection
of electron antineutrinos coming from radioactive decays inside the
Earth.  The Kamioka liquid scintillator antineutrino detector
(KamLAND) in Japan has registered the presence of candidate events
of the right energy; uncertainty in the model of the Earth's
interior makes the exact number vague, but it might be dozens of
geo-nu's.  The neutrinos presumably come from the decays of U-238 or
Th-232.  They are sensed when they enter the experimental apparatus,
where they cause a 1000-ton bath of fluid to sparkle.  Scientists
believe the Earth is kept warm, and tectonic plates in motion, by a
reservoir of energy deriving from two principal sources: residual
energy from the Earth's formation and additional energy from
subsequent radioactive decays.  The rudimentary inventory of
geoneutrinos observed so far is consistent with the theory.  (Araki
et al., Nature, 28 July 2005.)

PHYSICS NEWS UPDATE is a digest of physics news items arising
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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 20:08:01 -0300 (GMT-03:00)
Subject: Amazon News - July 28th, 2005

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The news this week:

Prosecutors of the Stang case request that the trial occurs in Belem
Jornal do Brasil Online - 07/27/2005

New FUNASA president states that indigenous health will be a priority
Radiobr�s - 07/27/2005

Following criticisms, Hermasa states it will invest R$ 350,000
Jornal do Commercio - 07/27/2005

Pastures affect Chico Mendes Reserve
O Estado de S.Paulo - 07/25/2005

Attorney General files action against the Provisional Measure that alters
the Forestry Code
Ag�ncia Estado - 07/25/2005
ProAmbiente Program is suspended in four pioneer poles
Radiobr�s - 07/25/2005

ITERPA responds to Jari
O Liberal - 07/25/2005

Police search for the Mato Grosso's most dangerous gunman
Ag�ncia Estado - 07/25/2005

Peruvians earn million of dollars with Acre state timber
P�gina 20 - 07/24/2005

Yanomami Reserve: MPF investigates miners' presence
Folha de Boa Vista - 07/23/2005

FUNASA Project will permit Indigenous Peoples to make proposals for
improving health services
Radiobr�s - 07/22/2005

Entities file case with the Federal Attorney General in protest of the
construction of Belo Monte Power Plant
Greenpeace Brasil - 07/21/2005

Project: demilitarize Alc�ntara
O Estado de S.Paulo - 07/21/2005

IBAMA responds to invasion by Peruvian deforesters
O Estado de S.Paulo - 07/21/2005

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