The Straits Times 08/12/2008
Steven Musil CNET News 08/11/2008
Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that will render people and other objects invisible. Researchers say they can redirect light around three-dimensional objects using metamaterials--artificially engineered structures created at a nano scale that contain optical properties not found in nature, according to an Associated Press report.
JOHN NOBLE WILFORD The New York Times 07/31/2008
Lynsey Haywood The Sun 07/30/2008
Michael Pollitt The Guardian 07/12/2008
David Hambling Wired Blog 07/08/2008
Joshua Liberles Carectomy.com 07/03/2008
Taiwanese inventor Peng Yu-Lun has an innovative idea to make train transportation even more efficient: get rid of the stops. No, he's not proposing that passengers are thrown on and off of fast-moving trains or that passengers are eliminated from the equation altogether. Instead, Yu-Lun envisions a small separated car perched atop the train. When the train enters a station, this car slides along on elevated rails that smoothly and gradually remove the car from the rest of the train and bring it to a stop.
Erik Sofge Popular Mechanics 07/01/2008
Martin Rees The Guardian 07/01/2008
Lockheed Martin is building a massive digital warehouse of criminal information, set to bring facial recognition and eye scans to local law enforcement within 10 years. The FBI may use biometric technology to bolster mug shots, fingerprints and DNA to catch crooks—but privacy advocates say there's reason for law-abiding citizens to worry.
China View 06/23/2008
Donnabelle Gatdula Newsflash.org 06/17/2008
Eduardo A. Padlan, PhD 06/12/2008
The Economist print edition economist.com 06/09/2008
The late Celso R. Roque was one of my close friends. He used to say that, since more than 99 percent of all matter in the universe is in the form of plasma, God must be a plasma physicist. Celso was a plasma physicist, so one would expect such a statement from him. I disagree with him on this issue. To me, the epitome of perfection is a crystal. So, in my opinion, God must be a crystallographer. [You might expect this statement from me because I was trained as a (protein) crystallographer.]
TO EVERY action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton's third law describes life as well as physics. Once it was only AIDS activists—those with the disease, or at high risk of getting it—who criticised the mandarins of the AIDS establishment. Even then, the criticisms mostly boiled down to two things: “you're not acting fast enough,” and “you're not spending enough money.”
Larry O'Hanlon Discovery News 06/07/2008
Erik Sofge Popular Mechanics 05/28/2008
Laura Allen Popular Science 05/15/2008
New Scientist Tech 05/06/2008
Elinor Mills CNET News Blog 05/02/2008
We've got Google Earth and Google Sky. Next up will be a map of the world below sea level--Google Ocean. The company has assembled an advisory group of oceanography experts, and in December invited researchers from institutions around the world to the Mountain View, Calif., Googleplex. There, they discussed plans for creating a 3D oceanographic map, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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