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Topics: Electromagnetism, Isotopes, James Clerk Maxwell, Mark G. Raizen, Thermodynamics
I've given you the link to The Pointsman Foundation; from its own description:
"The Pointsman Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. Its mission includes the advancement of production and use of stable isotopes and radioisotopes for medical treatments, diagnostics, and research using the patented Magnetically Activated and Guided Isotope Separation (“MAGIS”) process developed by Mark Raizen, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin).
"The Pointsman Foundation’s ultimate goal is to make lifesaving therapies available to the global medical community by reducing the currently prohibitive costs of the underlying isotopes. While the MAGIS process has been successfully demonstrated in a lab using Lithium isotopes, additional research and development is now required to produce useful quantities of the most needed isotopes."
Pointsman is now on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PointsmanFoundation/. Please like, follow and share. Some of its important work may likely impact you personally, either yourself or a loved one dealing with medical situations where science can really help. Here's a plethora of Pointsman news posts - GOOD news posts for a change, the first on cancer therapy (with absolutely no "alternative facts").
My parents were both affected by cancer - my father succumbed to lung cancer in '99. My mother was a breast cancer survivor. She eventually expired in 2009. Surviving loved ones are also affected: survivors' guilt, warm memories and the awkward posture of earth and your own height separating you from those entombed memories. All tools to extend life should be exploited while you still have time, hugs, memories and "I love yous." It's the best part about being human that makes the pursuit of scientific medical miracles - a pursuit of wonder - in this season worth the effort.
"The most wonderful part of Hanukkah is family and friends. May your season be full of wonder!" Greeting Card Messages dot com
“We all have a thirst for wonder. It's a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I'm saying is, you don't have to make stories up, you don't have to exaggerate. There's wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature's a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.” Carl Sagan, Contact, Good Reads