Here’s some of the interesting stuff I’m following in today’s science and tech news (follow the hotlinks for the full stories) -
Space, the final frontier...for cucumbers? We are totally missing out on our opportunities to grow space fruit now that we don’t have a space program. Meh. But that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the wonders of outer-space SciFi as Super 8 hits theaters with a few surprising twists: non-cheesy special effects that actually apply to the plot, no product placement, and, gasp, a STORY! Loved this movie! But if you can’t get out to the movies, check out the previews for this sweet system. Hopefully this one is hacker free. Otherwise, this is how we’re going to all have to start paying our bills. Still trying to figure out how this is a crime…
In other news relevant to us foodies out there, while the Germans are battling e-coli on their sprouts, the CDC is hard at work finding new ways to alert the public to food issues, including engaging people via social media. My sister, the queen of social media, recently finished a lot of work evaluating social media in this venue and found it surprisingly credible, so check the CDC and their fellow agencies out on facebook and twitter to stay up on the latest! And winning our award for the MSB showcase link of the day, check out Food Quality News at http://www.foodqualitynews.com for the latest on food safety.
That’s your news update for the day, and hope everyone has a great one!