Time Magazine has an article on Best Inventions of the Year. The iPhone was their best overall, but there are lots of other interesting items on the list.
Scientists have found a solar system with at least 5 planets in it (the 5th was just confirmed). The newest planet identified is in the habitable zone, but is made of gas. They are optimistic there is another rocky planet yet to be discovered that might have liquid water.
NASA has built a full-sized mock-up of the Orion spacecraft (for manned landings on the Moon or Mars). There are pictures at CNet.
There are lots of articles about Android today (Google's planned operating system for cell phones that will make them function more like computers). Chronicle and CNet.
DVRs for tonight:
9pm House & Reaper