Mercedes-Benz didn't want to install fire doors in their museum (it would look wrong with the architecture), so they created an indoor tornado to pull out the smoke in the case of a fire. It has been declared the world's largest artificial tornado.
Yahoo has an article on the status of the Writers Guild negotiations since the strike deadline is midnight tomorrow.
MIT scientists have found a way to use light beams as tweezers to pick up tiny objects.
IBM has developed a way to scrape circuits off silicon wafers with water (more eco-friendly than the chemicals or sand typically used) so they can be reused for solar. Recycled silicon will help with the global silicon shortage
DVRs for tonight:
9pm House (I'm finally caught up so I can watch this) & Reaper