News Briefs 12-11-2008

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The tequila diamonds could be used to "detect radiation, coat cutting tools or, above all, as a substitute for silicon in the computer chips of the future," Miguel Apatiga, one of three researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico who made the discovery this summer, told AFP Tuesday.

How ironic, that Tequila could make a computer run faster, while it makes MY brain run sloooooower.

It's still a waste of Tequila, if you ask me ;-)

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There's a pretty interesting History Channel episode of Cities of the Underworld online about that. A little complicated to find, but it's in the Full Episodes tab and scroll down the vids to Mayan Underground. Lots of good other shows there as well :)

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I find it very interesting how similar is the name of the Archeologist that spent five years trying to discover the lost road to Xibalba (de Anda), with the name of Diego de Landa, the bishop that burnt all those precious Mayan codexes after the Spanish Conquest.

He was also the one who ordered all those 'autos de fé', where the Indians were tortured by the Inquisition to find out the location of their sacred sites. The very same information used now by Guillermo de Anda 500 years later.

History does move in circles.

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