Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This is not a good month for the environment. As we are slowly recovering the bay from the 58,000 gallon oil spill last week, there was a 560,000 gallon oil spill in Russia. 11 ships (including a tanker) sank in a storm on Monday in the strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. 30,000 birds have been covered in oil, and who knows how many fish and other animals since the oil sank into the sea bed. When will ship captains recognize unsafe conditions and just stay in port?

A picture of Zachary Quinto as Spock has leaked. He really looks the part.

Researchers have created a very efficient microbial electrolysis cell. Basically, you take cellulose or vinegar or some sort of plant waste, add common wastewater bacteria and a small jolt of electricity, and all of the hydrogen in the original material becomes hydrogen gas that can be used as fuel.

Subterranean Press has put John Scalzi's novelette The Sagan Diary (which comes between The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony) online for free in both text and audio versions.

DVRs for tonight:
8pm Pushing Daisies
9pm Bionic Woman & Private Practice
10pm Life

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