I sent a note to our editorial board member, Steve Block, to congratulate him on his linkurl:election into the National Academies of Science;http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=05012007 this week. He got back to me mentioning that the honor was juxtaposed with grief over the recent death of "our beloved lab espresso machine." Just as I was thinking, "What an odd name for a Labrador!" I remembered the linkurl:stupendous coffee maker;http://www.stanford.edu/group/blocklab/CoffeeMain.htm of which he spoke. Sad times, indeed.

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