Gleanings From Todays Cruise throught the Alt Universe

US Hispanic population boom

One of every seven people in the U.S. is Hispanic, a number likely to keep going up because of immigration and a birth rate outstripping non-Hispanic blacks and whites. There are 41.3 million Hispanics in the U.S., the Census Bureau reported.

 

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According to nationwide surveys conducted during the first quarter by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 9 percent of all Internet users have created blogs, or roughly 11 million adults. The survey also found that 25 percent of all Internet users, or 32 million adults, read blogs.

Among all adults, about 6 percent of the population has created a blog and about 16 percent of people read them. Some experts estimate that as many as 5,000 new blogs are created each day.

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Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered how to use quantum mechanics to turn molecules into working transistors in the lab, a breakthrough that might one day lead to high-powered computers the size of a postage stamp.

 

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Body Parts Rain Down on New York

 A leg, still with shoe, and a torso landed in the garden of a New York residence after a South African Airways plane from Senegal approached John F Kennedy airport.  

 The parts are believed to be the remains of a stowaway who hid in the wheel well, since further remains were found there. The victim was crushed by the wheel mechanism as its gears opened over Long Island, 8km from the aircrafts destination

 

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