I like it when either the medical community or the science community, who often exhibits a "God" complex, has their bubble deflated by reality. (Of course the legal community is exempt.)
It is especially cool when these strokes come from nature. The newly discovered "Euplectella" has been found by Bell laboratories to contain ultra fine fibers that could be superior to current fiberoptic technologies.
..."We can draw it on paper and think about engineering it but we're in the stone age compared to nature."
Too bad this didn't come out before Qwest layed miles of the stuff all over the country, eh?
| Full CNN story here or the ABC story here
Josh Wolfe promises us that there will be breaking news at his blog soon about this. So keep your eyes out for a followup.