Reverse engineering Mother Nature. Very cool, working backwards from current organisms to reconstruct a protein sequence from a common ancestor, and then determining some of the adaptations and environment of that early organism. It's hard to believe there are still evolution deniers out there, just as we're taking big strides in exposing and analyzing its action over time. Via Ole Eichhorn.
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency is building and testing prototype components for orbital powersat systems. Glad to see someone serious about this, we need to be trying out all the alt.energy approaches that look feasible, for both strategic and environmental reasons.
I got a good prognosis from my first post-op X-Ray yesterday. The price is six more weeks cooped up on a walker. Well worth it for a full recovery.