Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Some Tech News

SpaceShip Two successfully completed its first engine test - a 16 second burn that took the commercial craft to Mach 1.2. They're talking about maybe having the first flights as soon as next year.

Cern researchers are trying to work out whether antimatter falls down...or up. Unfortunately we still haven't made quite enough antimatter or kept it for long enough to be sure.

Oh, and forests, in addition to sequestering carbon, affect the weather in ways that cool the planet. Northern forests, that is, tropical rain forests don't seem to do it. So, yet another reason to plant more trees.