More links for 2 Nov 2007

A physicist and his biologist son destroyed a common virus using a superfast pulsing laser, without harming healthy cells. The discovery could lead to new treatments for viruses like HIV that have no cure. [Wired]
A beer after playing a game of football, a long run, or a strenuous round of golf can be good for the body, scientists say. [Telegraph]
Paul Tibbets, who etched his mother's name — Enola Gay — into history on the nose of the B-29 bomber he flew to drop the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died Thursday after six decades of steadfastly defending the mission. [Yahoo News]

Victorious Mongoose 1902a - concealable ray pistol. [Wetanz via Gizmowatch, Thanks Pooja!]