Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Let's Shake Rattle and Roll

Hiyya folk's
Here we go. Science at it's best!
"Scientists may one day be able to destroy viruses in the same way that opera singers presumably shatter wine glasses. New research mathematically determined the frequencies at which simple viruses could be shaken to death."
As a Sonographer, I think this is great! Let's see what we can do in the next 20 years with this idea. As the article says, laser or medical ultrasound can find the resonant frequency of atoms in a cell structure. I will say it takes a bunch of computing power to perform this stunt.
We are talking terabytes of processing power my freinds. Perhaps the people at Berkely can take time off from the SETI@ home, and can donate some time to grab info on the resonant frequency of individual atoms in a virus, or a bacteria. I love this article because it is a step in the right direction. Here is the link to the article courtesy Matt Drudge and Live Science:
I can see sonographers being called upon to treat a person in the dialysis lab. This may be a great thing in the science of treatment. Let's blow these suckers up (viruses), and allow our patients to get back to jobs, and families. See my previous post about contrast agents and ultrasound to put it all together. Go for it scientists!!