Friday, December 21, 2007


CNet dismantled R2-D2 today. has an article today about the F-35, a supersonic plane that hovers and lands vertically.

One step closer to the prize: a privately-built moon lander successfully tested its propulsion sytem yesterday.

Bizarre theory at the Telegraph: Time is running out for the universe. The expansion of the universe isn't slowing down, time for us is slowing, and will eventually stop.

Zach Braff has lined up his next job now that Scrubs is ending. It is a new show called Saint of Circumstance, and the pilot was written by his brother.

SF Signal's Friday YouTube is an excerpt from a 1994 sci-fi comedy pilot called Galaxy Beat. I've never heard of it (and haven't had time to watch the excerpt yet), but the cast is good.

Aptera has their new electric car with a 120 mile range ready to sell next year. The 2nd model, a 300mpg hybrid, will be released in 2009. This article has a video of the test drive included.

There is a 1 in 75 chance that Mars will be hit by an asteroid on January 30th.

UP Aerospace successfully launched a rocket from Spaceport America this week. That makes the 2nd launch this year. It is becoming an actual spaceport.

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