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News Briefs 13-03-2009

“Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul…”

  • The science of time.
  • Your online guide to exoplanets, courtesy of the Planetary Society.
  • How do you survive the heavy bombardment of the Earth? Start digging now.
  • New study shows long-term exposure to minimal amounts of ozone pollution can be lethal.
  • Farmers inadvertently discover a Byzantine monastery buried beneath topsoil.
  • Forget plasma and LCD’s – I want my Holographic TV and I want it yesterday.
  • Cars of the future to feature self-healing super-paint… Yet still no hover or FTL option.
  • It’s so crazy it just might work; When far-fetched ways to save the planet suddenly don’t seem so out of this world.
  • Ancient, carved panels depicting Mayan cosmic monsters and the Popol Vuh unearthed in Guatemala.
  • The day the International Space Station played chicken with space debris.
  • The rich get richer, the poor are getting poorer… Were Johnny Rotten and Afrika Bambaata right all along? It’s world destruction and your life ain’t nothin’, the human race is becoming a disgrace…
  • What’s happened only once in the last 11 years and won’t happen again until 2015? Back-to-back months featuring Friday the 13th. The kind of odd occurence that makes Illinois reinstate Pluto as a planet – for the day.
  • Erasing trauma, one memory at a time. Meanwhile, in other ‘eternal sunshine’ headlines…
  • News from the frontline of the coming robot revolution: Robot responds to nonverbal commands from blissfully ignorant human masters.
  • Need more robot revolution evidence? Check out the robot substitute teacher, coming soon to a suburban nightmare near you.
  • In the battle of Ricky Gervais versus Elmo, everyone wins.
  • Monkey see, monkey floss.
  • From the ‘shark imitates life’ dept… The most well-preserved 4-million year-old great white fossil answers shark ancestry question.
  • What do the Raconteurs and White Stripes have in common? They make up ¾ of Jack White’s new band, ‘The Dead Weather’.

Merci beaucoup a RMG, RPG et GT!

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R. Kurzweil

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