Thursday, May 24, 2012

A few bits of science news:

1. The Dragon mission seems to be going well. So far the unmanned cargo vehicle has completed several key tests successfully.

2. Researchers have cracked the problem of the Graxel cell, a cheap solar cell that, up until now, was not durable enough to be viable. Of course, they did it with nanotechnology.

3. Another guy has worked out how to store, record and erase digital data...in your DNA. This might eventually lead to a cure for cancer, by rather convoluted means.

4. And Venus will be gliding across the sun for the first time in over a century.

It's getting pretty exciting out there.