Just in case you missed these:
25nm achieved. The Intel/Micro Flash memory JV announced the launch of a 25 nanometer fab, which will double storage densities. SSDs getting ever larger and, since many such are connected via USB 2.0, making that spec look ever more aged.
'Big Dog' robot procurement. DARPA lets a $25m contract to Boston Dynamics to create a deployable version of its Big Dog prototype walking robot. Lots of speculation on futures, some a bit out there, at the first link.
Spray-on glass? It's claimed that Germany's Nanopool has developed a spray-on glass coating material that creates a film a few dozen molecules thick, radically altering surface properties, including on living materials. Pretty cool if it pans out. Let's hope they've got a safe way to apply it.
The right turn in space. I spend enough time trashing Obama's economic incompetence that it's only fair to throw a bone when he does something right. Such is the decision to get NASA out of the rocketship building business. NASA was great back in the day, when it was new and had a clear charter, but like all bureaucracies it's turned into a haven for pork barrel projects and long term employment for functionaries. If we want space flight to be sustainable, not a taxpayer funded stunt, it's time to turn over the construction projects to private concerns that worry about things like cost learning curves, and minimizing the manpower and capital used for building and operations.