How bout making me a glow in the dark goldfish?
Fish nightlights. It's a billion dollar idea. shhhhhhh
South Korean scientists say they've cooked up a quartet of glow-in-the-dark beagles, boasting red nails and abdomens even under normal light and which emit a spooky red glow when subject to ultraviolet. One of the Ruppy puppies show in visible and UV light. Pic: Lee Byeong-chun of Seoul National University The four …
Whatever next? The Mind Boggles at Man's Ingenuity with Animals and ITs Ability to Shape Humanised Perception.
"The scientist did, though, remain tight-lipped on exact details of the research, saying it was still "under way"." ..... QuITe so. One doesn't want to be unduly Alarming the Natives.
The only question is why do the Asian scientists insist on making things glow in the dark? Not enough daylight over there?
What about something useful like a chicken with 4 legs ( good for KFC! ) or deaf goldfish ( they invariably croak after the bang if you have a slight electrical problem that results in you getting free electro-shock treatment! )?
What about chocolate bar trees? Lager streams? PC O/S that actually works? ( Sorry some things are just way to advanced for the foreseeable future! )
"More showboating from the Korean biotech business as usual." ... By Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 30th April 2009 13:01 GMT
It is much more to do with the Virtual Semiconductor and Quantum Communications Processing Industry and the Far East have a Practical Priceless Monopoly on ITs Secure Open Source Networking Potential. But then they always have been More Highly SupraNaturally Attuned to Lucrative Captivating Market Adventures.
Prepare to be Astounded by not What they Know, for that Counsel and Knowledge is Privileged and Protected, but by that which they Do with That which they Know.
"What about something useful like a chicken with 4 legs"
I met a scientist who claimed he had developed a 4-legged chicken. "Fantastic! What do they taste like?" I asked. "I dunno," he replied, "We've never been able to catch one!"
"Koreans cook up glow-in-the-dark beagles" Now they will have to release a new edition of the world-famous Korean cookbook, "101 Ways to Wok your Dog."
I don't trust the South Koreans when it comes to the integrity of their scientific research, especially when anyone mentions the word clone.
Maybe the dogs were just soaked in a fluorescent dye. Maybe they just learned to use an exciting new Photoshop filter.
*yawn* wake me when they do something useful, peer reviewed AND with the results replicated by a respectable third party.
If there ever was a purpose for science, glow-in-the-dark dogs is what it's all about. I've been saving my pennies for one of these ever since the first green pig was previewed on The Reg.
I said it then and I'll say it now, fuck medical science, this beats owning the largest flat panel TV every made and a flying car.
Get the party going, turn out the lights and release the glowing puppies.
so this might be a breakthrough! Then again, I seem to remember some kind of breakthrough from an US-sponsored south-korean lab* about cloning... never mind.
*pleonasm I know. Kind of like saying "US-sponsored Israeli [anything]". Amazing how the US taxmoney is spent...
If we pray hard enough. these mutts might save us from the mexican-swine-flu-from-hell... which was sent by all these oil-rich TERRORIST MUSLIM ARAB COUNTRIES to destroy civilisation surely. We should invade them all and suck their oil, shurely... this swine-bird-earthworm-flu must be a weapon of mass destruction...