Canadian scientist known for inventing the anti-gravity suit (also known as G-suit), a flight suit worn by aviators and astronauts who face high levels of acceleration (g) force. Franks also contributed to cancer research.
John D. Kubiatowicz, a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, estimated that the Amazon Kindle ebook reader gains 10^-18 grams when it's fully loaded with books. The calculation is based on the number of electrons that are actually used to store the books! [more...]