From ironcircus Via Waxy.org Links : Q: Was Darwin wrong? A: NO. “Yes, it can be measured in the laboratory. Shut up. Yes, there is fossil evidence. Shut up. No, no one claims we evolved from present-day apes. Shut up. Continue reading National Geographic on Evolution :Was Darwin Wrong?
From The New York Times (registration required; or use bugmenot.com) talks about NanoTech and that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced a new registration category just for nanotechnology inventions (Class 977). Also this definition of things Nano-tech Continue reading Tiny Ideas Coming of Age
Via ComputerWorld Grazing the Nanograss : a bed of upright silicon posts a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Apllications inculde: Improved Battaries; Heat sinks for computer processors and other devices; Liquid lenses; Liquid photonics. “Nanograss is an important Continue reading Nanograss
Wired posted from their September 2004 print issue :Wired 12.09: Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom, about pebble-bed based nuclear reactors, that are safer that liquid based one, and scale differently too. More info here And on a related note: Roland Continue reading Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom, not boom!
Via Howard Lovy’s excellent NanoBot comes a link to BBC : Myths and realities of nano futures which set a more measured tone about where the use of these technologies and techniques are today without some of the typical cheerleading Continue reading Myths and realities of nano futures
Via wired news : Scientists Clamor to Save Hubble I was very distressed hearing about plans to de-orbit the Hubble space telescope. I understand the difficulty in the servicing mission and the concerns about a uncontrolled reentry. But on hearing Continue reading Save Hubble