Bryan Fuller (creator or co-creator of Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies) is returning to the writing staff at Heroes (he wrote 2 episodes in 1st season). This is part of a 2-year deal with Universal where he will develop new projects as well.
The Big Picture has a Hubble Telescope advent calendar - 25 beautiful pictures, revealed one day at a time, from the Hubble Telescope. Along similar lines, hubblesite has printable holiday cards featuring Hubble photos.
Research in energy harvesting looks like it may lead to cell phones that are powered by talking.
Stupid law example of the day: In Australia, a company owns a copyright on a gene (or at least testing and treatment related to having the gene). As a result, sick babies can't be diagnosed or treated in time to help them.
Stupid invention example: Expanded usage of an invention designed to annoy people.
DVRs for tonight:
8pm My Name is Earl
9pm CSI & Grey's Anatomy
10pm Eleventh Hour