Various science and technology shinyness, skimmed from BoingBoing:
- Crashing the Wiretapper's Ball -Wired News sent Thomas Greene to the ISS World Conference , a no-press-allowed conference for companies that sell wiretapping equipment to law enforcement, ISPs, telcos, and repressive governments.
- Bacteria eats chocolate and excretes electricity : University of Birmingham microbiologists have found a bacterium that excretes electricity-generating hydrogen when fed sugar, and have made electricity from waste chocolate headed for the landfill.
- New species found: cave dwellers isolated for millions of years : Scientists in Israel have discovered eight new species of sightless critters living in a cave that has been closed from the rest of the world.
- PopSci on possible microbes from outer space: Here's an interesting article in the June 2006 issue of PopSci about the 50 tons of red gunk that rained on India in 2001. It's possible that the stuff contains critters from outer space.