Archives for March 6, 2009

Fort Worth will get a ship

But it’ll never visit.  Probably won’t call or write, either.

Star-Telegram.comThe Navy announced Friday that Fort Worth will get its ship.

After a years-long campaign by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, civic leaders and schoolchildren, the nation’s next littoral combat ship will be christened the USS Fort Worth, announced Navy Secretary Donald Winter.

LCS ships aren’t sexy like Carriers or battleships, but it’s pretty nice to know Fort Worth will be all over the ocean.

(Yes, I know they’re not making BB’s any more and that the CVN’s are all named after Presidents now.  It was just conversation).

It turs out, you can smell fear.

From Rice University, “Fear-related Chemosignals Modulate the Recognition of Fear in Ambiguous Facial Expressions”:

Chen’s conclusion is consistent with what’s been found with processing emotions in both the face and the voice. There, an emotion from one sense modulates how the same emotion is perceived in another sense, especially when the signal to the latter sense is ambiguous.

The article says something about this being ‘unsuspected’, which is goofy, but the rest is very interesting.